Acushnet – Manuel F. Pereira, 72, of Acushnet passed away February 6, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Maria F. (Costa) Pereira.
Mr. Pereira was born in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal, son of the late Jose and Anataria (Farpalha) Pereira, and resided in Acushnet for the past 32 years. He was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Parish. He was employed as a textile worker by various local textile mills and later worked as a maintenance man at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth until his retirement. He was a member of the United Fishermans Club. He loved to fish.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by his daughter: Judy Levitre and her husband, Brian, of E. Freetown; his son: Steve Pereira and his fiancée, Kelly Pimental, of Acushnet; 2 grandchildren: Sidney Levitre of E. Freetown and Emma Pereira of Acushnet; and many nieces & nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford on Sunday, February 9, 2020, 6:00-8:00 P.M. Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis Xavier Parish at 10:00 A.M.
Burial will be in Acushnet Cemetery, Acushnet.