Jose M. Macedo 73 of New Bedford passed away suddenly at St.Lukes hospital on Thursday June 9, 2011. He was the husband of Maria (Garcia) Macedo, they were married for 46 years, and son of the late Manuel and Gertrude (Medeiros) Couto. He was born in St. Michael, Azores and had lived in New Bedford for 34 years. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception church. Mr. Macedo was formerly employed as a landscaper for Windsor Gardens until his retirement. He was an avid gardener, a helpful neighbor with a big heart of gold. He was the best father in the world. Survivors include his wife, his son Cesar Macedo of New Bedford; his daughters Nidia Carreiro of New Bedford, Maria Kinniburgh of Westport, Liz Medeiros of New Bedford; his brothers Eugenio Soares of Terceira, Serafino Soares of Kingston, Canada; his sister Fatima Soares of St. Michael; 3 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Estrella Soares. His funeral mass will be said Monday 9am at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception church. Visiting hours are Sunday 4-6pm. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery.