Leonel R. DeAlmeida
1934 - 2020
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ATTLEBORO – Leonel R. DeAlmeida, 86, of Attleboro, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the Study Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. He was the husband of Maria Eduarda (Carreiro) DeAlmeida of Attleboro and the late Juliana DeAlmeida who passed away in 1998.
Born on January 23, 1934 in Feteiras, Sao Miguel-Azores, Portugal, he was a son of the late John and Angelina (Carvalho) DeAlmeida.
Leonel grew up in Portugal and worked for his family's business in the lumber industry and farming. When he married Juliana they moved to Attleboro in 1957. While living in Attleboro he was employed as a tool maker. In 1986, Leonel moved to Fort Myers, FL where he made his home until moving back to Attleboro this year. Leonel worked as a real estate investor while living in Fort Myer's.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a longtime communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Leonel enjoyed singing, gardening, attending church functions and especially attending his family gatherings.
In addition to his wife, Leonel is survived by his children, Michael DeAlmeida of Fort Myers, FL and Angelina Melcher of Fort Myers, FL; his stepchildren, Sonia Cabral of Attleboro, Derival Carreiro of Maine, Neide Pereira of Burrillville, RI, John Carreiro of Johnston, RI and Debra Cournoyer of Cumberland, RI; his grandchildren, Jason and Aaron Melcher both of Fort Myers, FL, Alex Melcher of Revere, Mia DeAlmeida of Fort Myers, FL and Maximus DeAlmeida of Fort Myers, FL; his step grandchildren, Jason and Brian Cabral, Daniel Carreiro, Jessica Sales, Stephanie Massa, Brandon Pereira and Seth Carreiro; his great grandchildren, Owen and Axel Melcher both of Fort Myers, FL, Brayden and Bayleigh Melcher both of Cape Coral, FL and his six step great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held privately by the family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020 at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 71 Linden Street, Attleboro.
Burial will be held at a later date in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fort Myers, FL.
Arrangements entrusted to the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, Attleboro.
To send Leonel's family a message of condolence or remembrance, please visit duffy-poule.com

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Published in Sun Chronicle on Oct. 17, 2020.
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October 21, 2020
Mr. Dealmeidia was a wonderful man. I had the pleasure of meeting him in approximately 1989. I was working with his son Micheal in ft Myers and we would drop in to say hello on occasion when we were in the area . At that time the Dealmedas lived off Slater road in N Ft Myers . The property had a detached garage / barn area where Mr. Dealmedia housed his rabbits and I believe some chickens along with shelves with jars of salt perserved peppers and other items . He was proud to share the peppers ! Salty and hot to say the least . During Easter the rabbits seemed to get nervous ! His son and I would have lunch and visit and then get on with our work day ..Mr. Dealmedia was a hands on man .. working daily on his investment properties.. cutting grass , fixing appliances.. basically a one man band for quite awhile .. I immediately had a ton of respect for him ., He was truly a great American success story .. He worked hard and smart for many years . When his son and I began another business in 1992 he offered to help us financially in order to get started . I will never forget his generosity. Over the years whenever we would cross paths he always had a sparkle in his eyes and a wonderful smile. He will be missed by me and many others . Wishing the family peace during this difficult time .
Chris Whitaker
October 18, 2020
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October 17, 2020
Our condolences to the DeAlmeida family for the loss of their beloved Leonel. I grew up with Angie and Michael and Mr. DeAlmeida was always a part of our lives. About 2 years ago I saw him here and called him Mr. DeAmeida and he said " call me Leo". Leo, your family will miss you tremendously. God bless you and your family. Angie I love you and I know your pain is great, but Dad's pain is gone. Our sympathies. --- The DeYesso family and John Ventura.
Debra DeYesso
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