Manuel R. “Pombinhas” Chaves, 76, long time resident of Hudson, MA, died on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at UMASS Memorial Medical Center, University Campus in Worcester, MA.
He leaves his wife of 55 years, Aldina B. (Frias) Chaves; his son, Antonio Chaves of Hudson, MA and his daughter, Carla Hipolito and her husband Tony of Milford, MA. He is also survived by his 3 grandchildren, Jacob and Zachary Hipolito, Kaleigh Chaves; his brother, Eduardo Chaves of Canada; his brother-in-law Joao Frias and his wife Maria Alice Frias along with other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Jose Soares and Antonio Chaves and sister Maria Helena Braga.
Manuel was born and raised in Santa Maria, Azores of Portugal, son of the late Antonio R. and Angelina S. (Soares) Chaves. He and his family emigrated to the United States and resided in Hudson, MA since 1975. He was employed for many years by Accumet Engineering in Hudson, MA until he retired in 2010. He was a member of Saint Michael Parish in Hudson, MA and member of the Hudson Portuguese Club.
Manuel enjoyed being outdoors, especially working in his yard and caring for his garden. He always looked forward to returning to Santa Maria to visit with family and friends. He cherished spending time with his family, especially later with his grandchildren. His family is saddened by the sudden loss of their beloved Manuel but will always remember him in their hearts.
Relatives and friends are invited to a period of visitation from 4-7pm on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9am on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at Saint Michael Parish, 21 Manning St., Hudson, MA; procession to Saint Michael Cemetery will follow for committal services.