Manuel M. Oliveira
Bonita Springs, FL
Manuel M. Oliveira, 85, of Bonita Springs, FL died Monday, August 4, 2014 at Gulf Coast Medical Center. Formerly of St. Petersburg, FL he had been a resident of Bonita Springs since 2013.
Manuel was born in Murtosa, Portugal a son of the late Manuel Maria Fernandes Chipelo and Rosa dos Anjos de Oliveira. In Portugal, Manuel was both a tailor and barber. In 1949, he migrated from Portugal to Naugatuck, CT when he was just 19 years old. Mr. Oliveira worked 18 years for Uniroyal in the footwear division. He then moved to St. Petersburg where he worked at C&D Hit for 10 years until the time of his retirement. Manuel enjoyed traveling with his wife and was very involved with the Portuguese American Suncoast Association (PASA) in St. Petersburg. He was also very devoted to Our Lady of F<8>tima.
Manuel is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Lucinda M. Oliveira; loving sons, David (Diane) Oliveira, Robert (Mary Jane) Oliveira; grandchildren, Kerri (Nathan) Whitten, Captain Michael Oliveira - US Army Special Forces; great grandson, Jackson Nathan Whitten; brothers, Francisco (Rose) Chipelo, Enrique (Dolores) Chipelo; and sister, Deolinda Pardal.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John Fernandes and Antonio Chipelo.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home, 28300 Tamiami Trail South, Bonita Springs, FL 34134.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.
Entombment will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Manuel's name may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences maybe offered by visiting www.shikanyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are being handles by Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home.