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Abel Santos

August 14, 2007
Abel Santos
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Abel Santos, 87, of Ludlow, died at home on Tuesday, August 14, 2007, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Ludlow, Ma. on July 31, 1920, the son of the late Adao and Anna (Dais) Santos of Portugal.  He moved to Portugal when he was 9 years old, returned to Ludlow when he was 18 and was drafted into the Army during WWII.  He worked for many years in construction and at Westinghouse and retired from Uniroyal where he worked for over 30 years.  Abel has lived in Ludlow for 69 years where he was a member of the Gremio Lusitano Club, Ludlow Golden Agers, and Ludlow Senior Center where he loved to go every Wednesday and play cards.  He was also an avid gardener and enjoyed being outdoors; and especially loved deep sea fishing and hunting with his sons.  Abel leaves his wife of 56 years Lena (Arnone) Santos; 4 sons; Carlo Santos, of Wareham, Ma., Arthur Santos and his wife Carol, of Indian Orchard, Jack Santos and his wife Mary Ellen, of Palmer, and Steven Santos, of Palmer; 10 cherished grandchildren, Kristin, Adam, Anthony, Carlo, Melissa, Desirae, Cassandra, Kaitlin, Christopher and Abel; a great-grandson Caleb, who is 4th generation Santos; and his nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his 2 sisters Amelia Alves and Mary Crisostomo.  The family would like to thank Karen Peters for taking care of him for the last year and for being with him in his final hours.  Funeral services are on Friday morning at 8:00am from Ludlow Funeral Home with Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9:00am in Our Lady of Fatima Church followed by burial in St. Aloysius Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be on Thursday evening from 4-7pm.

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