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DE MELO, Teobaldo Virginio Passed away at the age of 96, on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020. Teobaldo was born on May 21st, 1924 in Santo Antao, Cape Verde. He was married to his beloved late wife Maria Onelia de Sena Melo. Teobaldo was a prolific writer and poet. Through the vast breadth of his literary work he gained recognition and accolades from the Cape Verdean and Portuguese governments, along with many other cultural organizations. His passion and love for the Cape Verdean Islands and its people were the endless source of his inspiration and creativity. He leaves behind a literary legacy that spans decades, including the novels Distancia and O Meu Tio Jonas, for which he is mostly known for.

Teobaldo is survived by his loving daughters and sons, Maria Augusta, Paulo, Raquel, Lorena, Helena, Virginia, Aurora, Ruben and Joao. He also leaves behind a loving family of siblings, daughters and sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Teobaldo loved life and lived it to its fullest. His love for life was contagious. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him, his family, his many friends, collaborators and lifelong associates.

A private Funeral will take place on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the Colebrook Cemetery Association in Whitman, MA, and it will be livestreamed at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to benefit the Cape Verdean community through the church Igreja do Nazareno Nova Alianca in Brockton, MA at the following site: gofundme.com/teobaldovirginio

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Published in Boston Globe from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2020.
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December 7, 2020
Teobaldo was my uncle by marriage, I've known him since 1978, and I had a good relationship with him, and found him to be a good person to know, I am glad that I had the chance to know him, and to help him in a small capacity, when he first arrived in the US. My condolences to my cousins, his children, I can only say sorry.

December 6, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about the families loss of one of their loved one. May the families hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared together with the dear loved one lost in death.As the families cherished a wonderful life that was well lived and loved by families and friends.My deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to the families and friends during this very difficult time of grief and pain.
December 5, 2020
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