Fernando Soares Estrela, 68 of Hudson, MA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Vero Health and Rehab in Worcester, MA, after a period of declining health.
Fernando was born on September 14, 1952 in São Miguel, Azores, Portugal. He was one of twenty children of the late Etelvina De Jesus (Soares) Alexandre and Jose De Estrela Junior. He was raised in São Miguel and immigrated to Lowell, MA in 1975 and finally settled in Hudson in 1991.
Fernando was a dedicated and hard worker, devoting many years of hard labor at Hudson Lock Company. He will always be remembered as a sweet, generous and caring person who was always there for anyone who needed him. In his earlier days he enjoyed swimming and fishing.
Fernando is survived by his three children, Dalila M. Ringland, Mark P. Estrela and Nilton C. Estrela; 5 grandchildren, Crestina Ringland, Aiden Estrela, Savannah Estrela, Ethan Estrela and Analise Estrela; two siblings, Fatima Soares and Denis Estrela and his former spouse, Lucia de Fatima (Tavares) Estrela. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by 17 siblings.
A period of visitation will be held from 11am until 1pm on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at TIGHE HAMILTON REGIONAL FUNERAL HOME, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, there will only be 25 people allowed inside the funeral one at one time. A funeral procession depart from the funeral home at 1pm to Forestvale Cemetery in Hudson, MA for a 1:30 pm Graveside Committal Service.