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John F. Xavier Veteran
July 14, 2010


John F. Xavier, age 85, a lifelong resident of Fall River joined his beloved wife Antoinette “Toni” (Rogers) Xavier in eternal peace July 14, 2010, surrounded by family and friends. He was a lifelong resident of Fall River and son of the late Manuel F. & Rosa (Pimental) Xavier. Prior to retirement, he was a master of many trades. He was an avid sportsman, loving the great outdoors, gardening and all New England sports teams, even after the Bruins humiliating loss this season. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII.

He leaves behind a son, David Xavier and wife Lorna Xavier of Fall River. A daughter, Christine Xavier LeDuc and husband Lee of Tiverton. 4 Grandchildren: Ryan Xavier, Jessica Blanchard, Justin Xavier and Dylan Xavier LeDuc. 1 Great Grandchild: Madisyn Blanchard and many nieces and nephews. Brother Joseph Xavier and sister Angie Martin. Predeceased brothers Manuel Xavier, Louis Xavier, Tony Xavier, Frank Xavier and James Xavier. Along with sisters, Mary Martins and Rose Baieta.

His funeral will take place from the Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home 1521 N. Main St. Saturday at 8:45 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Theresa Church, Tiverton at 10:00 A.M. Interment in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 4-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice & Palliative Care, 502 Bedford St., Fall River, MA 02720.

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Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home
1521 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720