Jose I. Teixeira
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of Lowell; 91
LOWELL -- Jose I. Teixeira, 91, of Lowell, died Monday, January 14, 2013, at his home after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. For the past Fifty Nine years, he was the devoted husband to Carolina B. (Fernandes) Teixeira.
A son of the late Jose and the late Alexandrina Teixeira, he was born July 28m 1921, on Madeira Island in Portugal, and grew up and was educated in that area and served with the Portuguese Military. While in Madeira, he worked as a gardener for more than twenty years.
Since 1989, he has made his home in Lowell, and was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and an active member of the Parish. He was also a member of the Portuguese American Civic League.
He worked as a groundskeeper for Pine Ridge Cemetery in the Town of Chelmsford for seven years before retiring. In his spare time, he enjoyed walking and gardening.
Besides his wife, Carolina, he is survived by his five daughters, Celina Teixeira and her husband, Henrique, of Madeira, Teresa Teixeira and her husband, Pedro (Joe) Goncalves of Lowell, Natividade Teixeira of Lowell, Olinda Fernandes and her husband, Armando, of Tewksbury, and Lucinda Valente and her husband, Cesar, of Lowell; his daughter-in-law, Eugenia Teixeira, widow of the late Jose Alvaro Teixeira.
He is also survived by four grandchildren, Celso Teixeira of Jersey, England, Nuno Teixeira and Cesar Teixeira both of Madeira, and Felicia Valente of Lowell; and his great-grand daughter. Jose also had a special love for Susan Valente and Stephanie V. Wiggins of Lowell along with Filipa and Neuza Capinha of Lowell, whom he considered his granddaughters. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews both in the United States and in Madeira.
TEIXEIRA -- YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS 5 UNTIL 7 P.M. ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 17. ON FRIDAY, HIS FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 9 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL (978 OR 800) 458-6816. HIS FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH, 893 CENTRAL ST., LOWELL AT 10 A.M. BURIAL IN PINE RIDGE CEMETERY.
MEMORIALS IN HIS NAME TO VNA OF GREATER LOWELL, 336 CENTRAL ST., LOWELL, MA 01852 OR TO ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH, 893 CENTRAL ST., LOWELL, MA 01852. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM
Published in Lowell Sun on Jan. 16, 2013