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Manuel Mendes

February 18, 1944 February 3, 2022
Manuel Mendes
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Obituary for Manuel Mendes

It is with heavy hearts we announce Manuel Mendes, 77, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022. Born in Mogadouro, Portugal to the late Angelina and Francisco Mendes. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church and resident of Ludlow. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards, bocce, making wine, riding his bike, and raising his grandchildren to love parks and dance parties. He was the life of the party and was not shy to show off his "Portuguese Rapping" skills in the traditional desgarrada or playing the harmonica or accordian. Amongst his many talents, Manuel was a great story and joke teller usually ending it with, "E esta, eh?" As a young man, Manuel served in the Portuguese Military Forces stationed in Angola. After his service, he immigrated to France and then U.S.A where he made a good life in a supportive Portuguese community which enabled him to raise his family amid Portuguese customs and traditions. Manuel was a beloved husband to Maria R. Mendes, a loving father to Luis F. Mendes of Ludlow; Maria Alice (Mendes) Beaulieu and husband, Richard of Southwick; and Cristina Mendes Fialho and husband, Nelson of Ludlow. He leaves 5 cherished grandchildren Rachel A. Beaulieu; Stephanie N. (Beaulieu) Popovichenko and husband, Eduard; Julianna A. Beaulieu; Emma M. Fialho and Noah M. Fialho. A dear brother to the late Jose Mendes, the late Conceição Mendes, Rosa (Mendes) Gomes, Tomás Mendes, Benedita (Mendes) Ribeiro, Resurreição (Mendes) Barros. He also leaves behind an extended family of nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces, brother and sister- in-laws, “primos”, and friends whom he loved. Funeral Services for Manuel will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at the Ludlow Funeral Home. Visiting hours are from 9:00-10:15am with a Liturgy of Christian Mass celebrated at 11:00am in Our Lady of Fatima Church, followed by burial in Island Pond Cemetery. The family has kindly requested that face masks be worn by anyone attending his services. He will be eternally remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather who always had something witty to say and a quick solution to your troubles. And as always, “No money, No funny.” May he rest in eternal peace and until we waltz again, beijinhos.

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Visitation

Wednesday

9

Feb

9:00 AM 2/9/2022 9:00:00 AM - 10:15 AM 2/9/2022 10:15:00 AM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

Ludlow Funeral Home
432 East St. Ludlow 01056 MA
United States

Funeral Liturgy

Wednesday

9

Feb

11:00 AM 2/9/2022 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

Cemetery Details

Location

Island Pond Cemetery Final Resting Place

499 Center Street
Ludlow, Ma 01056

499 Center Street Ludlow 01056 Ma
United States
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