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Fernando Da Cruz

November 8, 1937 April 17, 2010
Fernando Da Cruz
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Fernando Da Cruz, 72, of Indian Orchard was called safely home to be with God on Saturday, April 17, 2010. Born in Carvalhal Redondo, Portugal to the late Antonio and Natividade (Nisa) Cruz.  He lived his early years in Portugal and then served as a soldier of the Portuguese Army in Luanda, Angola, where he settled to start a family.  He later moved his family in 1977 to the Indian Orchard section of Springfield. Fernando was a faithful communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Ludlow and a proud member of the Gremio Lusitano Club. He leaves his beloved wife of 46 years, Maria (Goncalves) Cruz of Indian Orchard; loving children Anabela Cruz of Indian Orchard and Jose Cruz and his wife Lauren of North Grafton, MA.; cherished grandsons Dustin and Maxwell Cruz; caring sister Ester Nisa in Portugal, nephew Carlos Caramelo in Portugal and a cousin Joao Silva in New Bedford. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 9:00am from the Ludlow Funeral Home with a Liturgy of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:00am in Our Lady of Fatima Church followed by burial in Island Pond Cemetery. Visiting hours for Fernando are Wednesday evening from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

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