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Antonio dos Santos AIRES

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AIRES, Antonio dos Santos Antonio dos Santos Aires, 95, of Hartford, previously of Portugal, died peacefully on Friday (February 26, 2010). He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Ilda de Jesus Ferreira, who passed away nine years ago. He leaves behind his daughter and son-law, with whom he resided for over 30 years, Maria Manuela and Joaquim Rodrigues of Hartford, and his son and daughter-in-law, Antonio and Maria Antonia dos Santos of Wethersfield. He will be also missed by five grandchildren and their spouses, Humberto and Ana dos Santos, and Joaquim and Luisa dos Santos all of Hartford, Carlos and Irena dos Santos of Bristol, Regina and Michael Lee of Vernon and Luis Miguel dos Santos of Wethersfield. He enjoyed his ten great-grandchildren, Sergio, Cristina, Matthew, Ashley, Jonathan and Carlos dos Santos and Michael Adam, Christiane, Sofia, and Amie Lee. He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews and their families. He also leaves behind three brothers, Virgilio, Fernando and Jose; and many relatives in towns of Gouxaria, Moitas Venda and Bugalhos, Portugal. The family would like to thank the wonderful nurses and doctors at Hartford Hospital, on Center 8 and Bliss 5, and the VNA Hospice and Palliative Care team, who took amazing care of him in his last days. They are also very grateful for his Health Aide, Anna, who made him laugh and became a friend. The funeral will be Monday, March 1, 2010, 10:30 a.m., from The Dillon-Baxter Funeral Home, 1276 Berlin Tpke. Wethersfield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m., in St. Augustine Church, 10 Campfield Ave., Hartford. Entombment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Monday, March 1, 2010, 8:30-10:30 at Dillon-Baxter Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Hartford Hospital Palliative Care, 85 Seymour St., Hartford, CT 06102 or to VNA Health Care, At: Development, 103 Woodland St. Hartford, CT 06105. To share a memory with the family, please visit, www.dillonbaxter.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 27, 2010
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