Manuel E. Batista, 92, of Hudson, MA, passed away peacefully at Marlborough Hospital on Saturday, September 21, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, after a period of declining health. He leaves his beloved wife of 62 years, Olga (Calvao) Batista.
Manuel was born in Hudson, MA on June 18, 1927, the son of the late Manuel and Filomena (Batista) Esteves.
A lifelong Hudson resident, Manuel was a longtime member of Saint Michael Parish, the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge #959 and the Hudson Portuguese Club. He was an avid golfer, gardener and also enjoyed woodworking in his retirement.
Manuel is survived by his beloved wife Olga; two daughters, Laura J. Bertonassi and her husband Mark of Hudson and Teresa M. McCook and her husband Christopher of Georgia; his sister, Rita Stone and his brother Joaquin Esteves and his wife Marie. Five grandchildren; Sara Jacobson and her husband Matt, Beth Bertonassi, Jack Bertonassi and his wife Ashley, Samuel McCook and Zachary McCook; and his great-granddaughter Catherine Jacobson and many nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Manuel’s wishes there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 am on Monday September 30, 2019 at Saint Michael Parish, 21 Manning St. Hudson, MA; followed by a procession to Saint Michael Cemetery in Hudson for interment.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Manuel E. Batista to the American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Rd., Suite 301, Framingham, MA 01701; https://www.lung.org/about-us/local-associations/massachusetts.html