Jose L. Carvalho
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in Brazil, family in Greater Lowell area; 69
Araxá, Minas Gerais, Brazil -- Jose Luiz Carvalho, 69, of Araxá, Minas Gerais, Brazil, passed away on Friday, April 26th, after a brief illness. Jose (Joe) had many family and friends in the Lowell area.
Jose was born on January 10, 1944 and was the son of late Luiz and Maria Carvalho. He immigrated with his mother and siblings to the United States in the late sixties from Brazil. He lived here until moving back to his native town of Araxá some years ago.
Jose leaves behind his three children, Joe and his wife, Tina of California, Sandra Carvalho of Dracut, and Derek Carvalho of Chelmsford. Also, his beloved grandchildren, Justen, Cameron, Joseph, Seth, Mason, Antonio, and Carmen. He had four brothers, Fernando of Center Barnstead, N.H., Carlos and Francisco, both of Tyngsboro, MA, and Leandro of Lowell, MA, and one sister, Rosa Garcia of Dracut, MA. Known lovingly to his numerous nieces and nephews as "Tio Joe", he will be greatly missed.
Jose was also the brother of the late Marco Carvalho of Dracut, MA who passed in June of 2000.
He also leaves behind many friends in Brazil, including life-long friends, Vania and Angelo.
Jose was buried in Araxá and a memorial mass will be held on Saturday, May 4th at 5:00 p.m. at Saint Anthony's Church on Central Street, Lowell, MA. Friends are welcome to attend.
Published in Lowell Sun on May 3, 2013