Francisco A. Lima 82 of New Bedford passed away, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday December 18, 2010. He was the husband of the late Maria Isabel (Medeiros) Lima and son of the late Antone and Emelia Furtado. He passed away at St. Luke’s hospital after a brief illness. He was born in St. Michael, Azores and had lived in New Bedford since 1956. Mr. Lima was a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception church. He was formerly employed by the Don Martins Corp. until his retirement. He was a former president of the New Bedford Sports Club and enjoyed going there everyday to play cards. He especially loved being with his family. Survivors include his sons, Rev. David Lima of New Bedford, John Lima of Acushnet and Pastor Francisco Lima of New Bedford; his brother Manuel Furtado of New Bedford; his sister Emelia Moniz of St. Michael; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Maria Furtado. His funeral mass will be said 9am Wednesday at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception church. Visitation will be Tuesday 5-8pm. Burial will be in St. John’s cemetery.