Manuel Oliveira Jr., 100, Westport veteran
Manuel Oliveira Jr., 100, of Westport, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at home. He was husband of the late Mary (Nicolau) Oliveira, to whom he was married for 73 years.
Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Manuel and Marianna (Amorin) Oliveira. A veteran of World War II, he served his country in the United States Navy. Prior to retirement, Mr. Oliveira was a firefighter for the Newport Naval Base. His greatest joys were his family and his home.
Survivors include two daughters, Pauline Drawdy of Tampa, Fla., and Patricia Kershaw of Westport; four sisters, Rose Correia of Dartmouth, Marianna Correia of Dartmouth, Tessie Costa of Somerset and Tina Bariteau of Bellingham; three grandsons, David Drawdy, Jeffrey Kershaw and Evan Kershaw; a great granddaughter, Alyssa Drawdy; and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Alice Oliveira, Edward Oliveira, John Oliveira, Silvanna DeCosta, Mary Santos and Ida Larue.
Private arrangements under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport, will be held at the convenience of the family.
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