Manuel Almeida

Manuel Almeida 1920-2011 PITTSFIELD Mr. Manuel Almeida 90, of 36 Third St., Pittsfield, died Thursday, January 27, 2011 at his home. He was born in Aldeia Nova, Portugal on September 18, 1920 a son of the late Juan and Maria Adelaide Leopoldena DeAlmeida. He was employed by the Petricca Construction Company for 23 years as a Laborer and retired in 1984. He was communicant of St. Joseph's Church and was a member of the Portuguese American Club and Laborers International Union of North America Local 473 and also served in the Army in Portugal. He came the United State in 1961. His wife the former Silvana Amaral died on October 5, 2002 and they were married on May 26, 1951. Survivors include two sons, Adelmo Almeida his wife, Maureen of Pittsfield, and Amadeu Almeida and his companion Jackie White of Pittsfield, one daughter Odete Herrmann and her husband Thomas of Dalton, eight grandchildren, Jennifer Teichert, Darin, Zachary, Justin, Tyler, Lucien Almeida, Eric and Jenna Herrmann. Three step grandchildren, Courtney, Ashleigh, Nicholas and two great grandchildren, Aidan and Jackson. Two sisters, Amelia and Madelina DeAlmeida both of Portugal and he was predeceased by three sisters. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 9 a.m. from the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME 5 Elm St., Pittsfield MA 01201. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. Monsignor Michael A. Shershanovich, Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Monday, January 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directly to St. Joseph's Church 414 North St. Pittsfield, MA 01201.

Funeral Home

Flynn & Dagnoli-Bencivenga Funeral Home - Pittsfield
5 Elm Street  Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-442-1733

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 29, 2011