Antonio Meneses Nunes Antonio Meneses Nunes, age 82, passed away June 30th, 2013 in Tulare. Antonio was born to Francisco and Maria Nunes on June 30th, 1931 in Biscoitos, Terceira, Azores. He attended school in Biscoitos and began working in the vineyards at a young age. On June 18, 1959 Antonio married Maria Das Dores Oliveira in Biscoitos, Terceira, Azores. Antonio and Maria's first child, Marie Nunes Ferreira was born in Biscoitos in 1960. The three of them immigrated to the United States, choosing Tulare County as their destination in 1962. Daughter Rosemary Nunes Parreira was born in 1965 and finally son Tony Oliveira Nunes was born in 1971. Antonio worked in the local dairy industry for 33 years finally retiring in 1995 as a milker from Hoffman Farms. He was blessed with three beautiful grandchildren who were the loves of his life, Stefanie Marie Parreira, Derrick Anthony Nunes, and Marissa Nichole Nunes. Antonio enjoyed gardening, playing cards and dominoes, and being with family and friends. He was a longtime member of Tulare Angrense Athletic Club and a parishioner at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Antonio was preceded in death by his parents Francisco & Maria, infant brother Jose and infant sister Maria. His loving wife of 44 years Maria passed away on March 13, 2004. Survivors include his three children, Marie and her husband Joe Ferreira of Tulare, Rosemary and her husband Joe and daughter Stefanie Parreira of Tulare, and Tony and his wife Gail and children Derrick & Marissa Nunes of Tulare. He also leaves one brother in law Manuel Lucas Oliveira of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Words cannot express the gratitude his family would like to extend to the nursing staff at Tulare Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for the loving care given to him over the last 6 months. A heartfelt thank you is extended to Doctor Pradeep Kamboj and Nurse Mary Jo for the many years of care given to our beloved father and grandfather. Visitation will be Thursday July 4th from 4pm to 6pm at Miller's Tulare Funeral Home 151 North H Street. Recitation of the Rosary followed by Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10am on Friday July 5th at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 125 East Pleasant Avenue. Burial will be at the North Tulare Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Miller's Tulare Funeral Home.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on July 3, 2013