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Obituary for Manuel Miranda Pereira
Manuel Miranda Pereira, 77, passed away after a brief illness at home on December 7, 2021. He was born in Travassos, Portugal, and moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts when he was 24. Several years later, he moved to Ludlow. Manny was a long-time communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church and a member of the Gremio Lusitano Club, both in Ludlow. During his retirement, Manny enjoyed playing cards with his friends at the Club, cheering for his beloved FC Porto, gardening, wine-making, and spending time with his great-grandchildren. Manny leaves behind his wife of 53 years Maria Joyce (Cordeiro) Pereira, his son Manuel Pereira and wife Megan (West Brookfield), his son Carlos Pereira (Chicopee), his grandchildren Justine Young and husband Tylor (Ludlow), Paige Pereira (Ludlow), and Kayla Jordan (Palmer); and four great-grandchildren: Triniti, Noah, Owen, and Aiden. Funeral services for Manny will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 from the Ludlow Funeral Home. Visitation is Tuesday morning from 8:30-10:15am with a Liturgy of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00am in Our Lady of Fatima Church followed by burial in Island Pond cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving a Mass intention for Manny at Our Lady of Fatima Church (438 Winsor Street, Ludlow, Massachusetts 01056), or making a donation in Manny’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105).