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Abel Afonso

April 25, 1927 May 23, 2017
Abel Afonso
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Abel Afonso Boacas, 90, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully, at Baystate Medical Center, on May 23, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Born in Covas de Barroso, Portugal, he was the son of the late Antonia Afonso Boacas. Abel served in the Portuguese Military and worked as a stone mason for most of his life. Abel immigrated to the United States in 1984, settled in Ludlow, and worked for many years at G and G Construction before retiring. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fátima Church and will be remembered by all who loved him.  Abel was the beloved husband of the Aurelia Gomes Afonso; a loving father to Maria Emilia Gomes and her husband Arlindo Gomes, of Ludlow, to Maria Amalia Martins and her husband Joaquim Martins, of Ludlow, to Anna Paula Goncalves, of Ludlow, to Antonio Abel Boacas and his wife Gilsa Costa; a devoted grandfather to Pedro Gomes and his wife Ela Gomes, of Ludlow, to Robert Gomes, of Ludlow, to Michelle and David Porter, of Murrieta, CA, to Tiago and Tanya Martins, of Ludlow, to Michael and Jennifer Goncalves, of Ludlow; and a beloved great grandfather to Christian and Michael Gomes, of Ludlow, and Lilliana Santos, of Ludlow. Abel was a dear brother to the late Bonifacio Afonso and Bertilia Afonso, all of Portugal. He also leaves many nieces and nephews, and several extended family members and dear friends both in the United States and Portugal. Funeral services for Abel will be held on Friday, May 26th at 9:00am from Ludlow Funeral Home with Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00am in Our Lady of Fátima Church followed by burial in Island Pond Cemetery. Visiting hours are on Thursday evening from 4:00pm-7:00pm.
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10:00 AM 5/26/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/26/2017 11:00:00 AM
Our Lady of Fatima Church

438 Winsor Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Our Lady of Fatima Church
438 Winsor Street Ludlow 01056 MA
United States

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Island Pond Cemetery Final Resting Place

499 Center Street
Ludlow, Ma 01056

499 Center Street Ludlow 01056 Ma
United States

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