Joaquim Pedro Chaves, 93 of Hudson, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Bear Mountain of Sudbury, after a period of declining health. He is reunited with his beloved wife of 43 years, Filomena (Loura) Chaves, who predeceased him on March 2, 2020.
Joaquim was born on the Portuguese Azorean Island of Santa Maria, on February 25, 1927, a son of the late Manuel Pedro Chaves and Maria da Conceissao Bairos. He was raised in Santa Maria and was a long-time resident of Hudson, MA. He married his beloved wife, Filomena (Loura) Chaves in 1977. Joaquim worked at Digital Corp for many years before retiring. He was a devout parishioner of Saint Michael Parish in Hudson and attended Mass regularly. He also enjoyed going for walks, traveling back to his home island of Santa Maria and spending time with his beloved family.
Joaquim is survived by his sister-in-laws, Valentina Chaves and Maria Chaves and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was also predeceased by his siblings Jose Pedro Chaves and his spouse Maria Cabral Chaves, Manuel Pedro Chaves and his wife Angelina Puim Chaves, Antonio Pedro Chaves, Pedro Chaves. Francisco Pedro Chaves and his wife Rosa Cabral Chaves, Joao Pedro Chaves, Jose Maria Pedro Chaves and his wife Maria Do Moura Chaves, Agostinho Pedro Chaves, Maria Pedro Cabral and her husband Jose Cabral, Antonia Pedro Duarte and her spouse Antonio Duarte, Umbelina Pedro Borges and her spouse Manuel De Borges, Angelina Pedro Sousa and her spouse Manuel Da Sousa, Emilia Pedro Bairos and her spouse Joao De Bairos, Filomena Pedro Chaves and three infant siblings .
Joaquim will be interred beside his beloved wife at 11 am on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Saint Michael Cemetery in Hudson, MA. All in attendance are asked to observe social distancing and also wear face masks at the cemetery.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 29th, 2020 at 9:00 AM at Saint Michael's Parish, 21 Manning St, Hudson MA.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in loving memory of Joaquim Pedro Chaves to Saint Michael Parish, 20 High St. Hudson, MA 01749.