Antonio Santos August 5, 1959 - April 15, 2013 Antonio F. Santos, 53, passed away on April 15, 2013. He was born on August 5, 1959 in Altares, Terceira, Acores. In 1976 he came to Tulare, California. Antonio was owner of Santos Jer-Z Dairy for 19 years. He was such a good, caring, kindhearted person who would do anything for anyone. He loved his family, friends, and mostly his beloved wife and three children. His passion was the dairy. He also loved reminiscing about the Acores. He was a big sports fan and also a collector of hats. Antonio will truly be missed by everyone. He especially loved his dogs Pretzel and Yogi. Antonio is survived by his loving wife Filomena; his children, daughter Nicole, son Anthony, and daughter Ashley; mother Beatriz Santos of Tulare; sisters Elvira Oliveira, Alda Ramirez; brothers Luis Santos, Jose Santos and Terry Santos, all of Tulare; sister-in-laws Herminia Canto (Constantino) of Tulare, Teresa Ferreira (Luis) of Tulare, Ilda Dinis (Domingos) of Tulare, Marie Ferreira (Joe) of Tulare, Nadine Ourique (Louie) of Tulare; nephews and nieces Leslie Rebelo, Alvin Ferreira, Vanessa Canto, Natalie Rodarte, Kevin Ferreira, Crystal Jones, Kimberly Dinis, Shawn Oliveira, Brandon Ourique, Jacqueline Ramos, Breann Ourique, Joseph Ferreira, Louie Santos, Alyssa Ramirez, and Kayla Oliveira; several Godchildren and numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by his father Jose Santos and father-in-law Luis Ferreira. Visitation will be 12-8 pm, Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel, 132 W. Kern Ave., Tulare. Recitation of the Rosary and Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, April 22, 2013 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 125 E. Pleasant Ave., Tulare, with burial at North Tulare Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Apr. 19, 2013