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Moises Isidoro Afonso

July 25, 1932 April 24, 2020
Moises Isidoro Afonso
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Obituary for Moises Isidoro Afonso

Moises Isidoro Afonso, 87, of Ludlow, passed away unexpectedly on April 24, 2020. Born in São Julião, Chaves, Portugal, son of the late Antonio & Berta Afonso, he spent two years in the Portuguese military and then lived and worked in Mozambique, Africa as a police officer for 5 years. In 1965, Moises moved to Ludlow where he was a member and one-time Vice President of the Gremio Lusitano Portuguese Club. He worked for Easco Hand Tools and Moore Drop Forge; Proudly volunteered with Portuguese Consulate in Boston helping other Portuguese immigrants come to the United States, adjust to this new country, and register to vote. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching soccer, especially the Portuguese National Team, F.C. Porto and Grupo Desportivo de Chaves. Moises was the beloved husband of 57 years to Maria Ferreira Gomes Afonso; a loving father to Eleuteria (Teri) Afonso and Moises Afonso, Jr. and wife Marta, of Ludlow; a cherished grandfather to Joana Catarina Afonso; a dear brother to Norberto Afonso and Antonia Pataco of Portugal and the late Alexandre Afonso, Augusta Afonso Cruz, and Lucia Afonso; brother-in-law to Antonio F. Gomes & wife Karen, of Wilbraham, and Leonilde Gomes and husband David, of Palm Coast, FL; and also leaves his cousins: Arlindo Dos Santos and wife Nuemia, and Amilcar Ferreira of Ludlow; nieces and nephews: Odete Bernardo & husband Rudy, Laura Fontoura and husband Paul, and Terry Gomes of Ludlow, Anthony Gomes and wife Sarah, and Valerie McLeod and husband Chad of Wilbraham, Ana Paula Salgado and husband Alipio of Portugal, Antonio Afonso Cruz and Lucia Cruz of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Elizabete Pataco and Carlos Pataco of Portugal; many grand-nephews and nieces, and extended dear family and friends in Portugal, Massachusetts, Southern Connecticut, New York and New Jersey with whom he spent many wonderful times. Funeral services for Moises will be held privately by his family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Association for Glycogen Storage Disease, Hollie Swain, Treasurer, 611 Wisconsin Ave, Davenport, IA 52804.

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Private family services were held. A Public Memorial Service will be held at later date to be announced.

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Island Pond Cemetery Final Resting Place

499 Center Street
Ludlow, Ma 01056

499 Center Street Ludlow 01056 Ma
United States
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