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Manuel "Parafita" Goncalves

April 19, 1936 August 5, 2018
Manuel "Parafita" Goncalves
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Obituary for Manuel "Parafita" Goncalves

Manuel “Parafita” Goncalves, 82, of Ludlow, Passed away peacefully on August 5th surrounded by the love of his family. Born in Parafita, Portugal, he immigrated to Indian Orchard before moving to Ludlow where he was a proud member of the Gremio Lusitano Club. Manuel worked for many years at Jahn Foundry before retiring and in his spare time, he enjoyed working in his garden, watching soccer and routing for his favorite team Porto, and having morning coffee at The Mills Tavern with his friends; but his greatest joy in life was spending time with his 10 grandchildren. Manuel leaves his former wife Maria Isabel Goncalves; his loving children Maria Ferrara and husband James, of Ludlow, Joe Goncalves and wife Dianne, of Ludlow, and Manny Goncalves and wife Shannon, of Chicopee; his cherished grandchildren Andrew, Michael, and James Ferrara, Nicholas, Tyler, Liliana, and Joseph Goncalves, and Adrain, Sidney, and Maria Goncalves; his dear sister Elena in Portugal; and many loving extended family members and dear friends. Manuel wasa predeceased by his parents Francisco Afonso and Maria Goncalves, and his brothers Albino, Delmiro, and Mario Goncalves. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Baystate Hospice, especially his nurse Kathy, for the exception care and compassion they provided to Manuel and their entire family. Funeral services for Manuel will be held on Thursday, August 9th at 9:00am from Ludlow Funeral Home with Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00am in Our Lady of Fatima Church followed by burial in Island Pond Cemetery Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 4:00-7:00pm.

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Visitation

Wednesday

8

Aug

4:00 PM 8/8/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/8/2018 7:00:00 PM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

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

Service

Thursday

9

Aug

9:00 AM 8/9/2018 9:00:00 AM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

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

Funeral Liturgy

Thursday

9

Aug

10:00 AM 8/9/2018 10:00:00 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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