John S. Frade 82 of New Bedford passed away June 20, 2017 at Care One New Bedford. He was the companion, for over 40 years, of Maria Escaleira, and son of the late Manuel and Maria (Ferreira) Frade. John was born in New Bedford and lived his entire life in this area. He was employed by the Woods Hole Steamship Aurthority as a Merchant seaman for many years. John was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. Survivors include his companion, his brother Antonio "Tony" Frade of New Bedford, a niece Melody Zatir of Dartmouth and a nephew Joseph Frade of Framingham. He was the brother of the late Joseph Frade. His gravesite service will be held 1pm Friday June 23, 2017 at Pine Grove Cemetery.