Manuel Edwardo Falcao, Bristol


Manuel Edwardo Falcao of Wood Street in Bristol, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013.  He was the husband of Mariana da Conceicao (Furtado) Falcao.

Born in Rabo de Peixe, St. Michael, he was the son of the late Manuel d’Oliveira and Maria Alexandrina (Silva) Falcao. He was the father of Jose Falcao, Carlos Falcao, Nelia Aguiar, Luisa Falcao, and Nelson Falcao; grandfather of Michelle Aguiar, Philip Aguiar, Jasmine Loras and Mikayla Loras; brother of Helena Medeiros, Berta Leitao, Leonor Leitao and the late Carlos Falcao.

His funeral services were held Tuesday, July 23, 2013, from the George Lima Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Rev. Luis Garcia Dutra at St. Elizabeth Church. The offertory gifts were presented by Jose Falcao, Carlos Falcao and Nelson Falcao. Serving as pallbearers were Jose Falcao, Carlos Falcao, Nelson Falcao, Luis Aguiar, Gary Leitao and Shawn Loras. Burial was private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02884-9168.


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