In Memory

Glen Grimes

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10/28/19 05:30 PM #1    

Ray Ferreira

I remember Glen from NBHS and I worked with him at NBFD Station 4 (Engine-4).  He was one of the original co-founders of the New Bedford Fire Museum (FF Glen Grimes and FF Larry Roy). --   Glen created all the Classmate photo buttons for one of our prior NB 65 Class Reunions.   Rest in Peace Glen.


NEW BEDFORD — Glen Grimes, age 73, of New Bedford, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital with his family by his side after a long illness with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. (Pacheco) Grimes of New Bedford. They had been married for 50 years.

He was born in New Bedford, MA to the late Olive (King) and George Grimes. Glen worked as a New Bedford Firefighter for 35 years, New Bedford Traffic Commission for 10 years, owner of G&G Design with his wife Carol and was known as the button man. Glen was a member of the New Bedford Democratic Committee, where he was a Sgt. of Arms, he was a volunteer of the Whaling City Festival for 20 years and was in the United States Coast Guard for 4 years.

Glen is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Lisa and her significant other Matthew White; his beloved grandson Zachary Glen; brother-in-law David Pacheco and his wife Bonnie; and 2 nephews John and Thomas Pacheco.

Glen’s visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. at Perry Funeral Home. His funeral will be Wednesday morning, in the funeral home, beginning at 8:30 A.M. with a service to take place at 9:30 A.M. Burial will be private.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St., Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611 or

Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford, MA 02740. Please see our website: for condolences.



10/29/19 12:45 PM #2    

Barbara Fernandes (Lanagan)

So sorry to hear of  Glen's passing.  I worked with him in the early 70's at Hallmark nursing home.  He always had a smile and was a nice guy.  Nice to see he had a good  and full life.  God bless him and his family.

10/30/19 10:18 AM #3    

David Mesquita

Rest in Peace Glen.  We will miss your smile and good nature.

10/30/19 11:13 AM #4    

James Casey

Glen and I shared a lifelong friendship that goes all the way back to his days as a chef in the the health care industry. We stayed close over decades as he went on to enjoy a career with the NBFD. He was a political junkie and he started a very lucretive business (G&G Design) making "pins and buttons" for every event that came his way. His was a true character, filled with life and a zest for humor and positive activity at every juncture. The kidding never stopped. He will be missed by many... My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and many friends. God Bless him and give him everlasting peace.  ♥  Jim Casey ♥

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