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Fernando Pina

August 9, 1945 September 9, 2020
Fernando Pina
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Fernando Pina, 75, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on September 9, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, he was the son of the late Mario Pina and Odete (Camacho) Antunes, and his step-father Jose Antunes, who raised him upon the passing of his father. In Portugal, he proudly served as a paratrooper in the Portuguese Army and then immigrated to the United States in 1969 upon marrying the love of his life. He settled in Ludlow where he was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, a member of the former PACC, The Rifle Association, and a 51 year member of the Gremio Lusitano Club. Fernando worked for many years at Dana Everflex and then Smith & Wesson from where he retired and was also a 32 year member of the Ludlow Special Police Force retiring as a Lieutenant, where was affectionately known by his fellow officers as “The Commander Lieutenant Pina”. In his spare time, he was an avid fisherman, electronic geek, scratch ticket junkie, and soccer fan, especially of Benfica; but his greatest joy in life was his time spent as a proud VoVo. His 7 grandchildren were everything to him and he never missed any of their sporting events, activities, or achievements. Fernando was the beloved husband of 51 years to Maria Teresa (Marques) Pina; a devoted father to Ann Pina Provost, and Dianne Goncalves and husband Joe, all of Ludlow; a proud Vovo to Nicholas, Tyler, Liliana, and Joseph Goncalves, and Mattingly, Angelina, and Isabella Provost; brother to Antonio Antunes in Portugal; and also leaves many loving extended family and dear friends including his mother-in-law Ana Marques, his former son-in-law Daniel Provost, and dear friends The Dias, Rodrigues, and Carvalho families. Walk Through, No Contact Visiting Hours for Fernando will be held on Sunday, September 13th from 4:00-6:00pm in Ludlow Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held privately by his family.

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Visitation

Sunday

13

Sep

4:00 PM 9/13/2020 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 9/13/2020 6:00:00 PM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

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

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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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