Antonio B. Figueiredo (Tony Fig), 70, of Hudson, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 6, 2021 after a period of declining health with ALS. He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Maria F. (Braga) Figueiredo. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his son Steven Figueiredo and his wife Helena of Hudson, MA, his son Kevin Figueiredo and his wife Gaelle of Millbury, MA and his daughter Susan Olson and her husband Jonathan of Shrewsbury, MA; his 7 grandchildren, Jessica, Kelsie, Ethan, Emma, Elis, Tomah, and Chase; his siblings, Maria F. Bairos of Hudson, MA, Beatrice Chaves and her husband Americo of Hudson, MA, Maria L. Bairos and her husband Jose of Montreal and Teresa Duarte of Montreal, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Antonio was born in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal on April 23, 1951; the youngest of eight children of the late Jose Soares and Maria Jesus (Bairos) Figueiredo. He was raised in Santa Maria, finished school and later immigrated to Hudson in 1969 where he met and married the love of his life on April 5, 1975. Before retiring, Antonio worked as a concrete finisher at S&F Concrete for over 20 years.
In addition to his parents, Antonio was predeceased by 3 siblings, Maria G. Figueiredo, Irondina Chaves and Jose Figueiredo; as well as his dear goddaughter Natercia M. (Bairos) Hanson.
Antonio was an active member in the Hudson Portuguese community as a longtime member of the Hudson Portuguese Club and Saint Michael Parish. He had a love for music and played multiple instruments including the accordion, guitarra de terra and harmonica. He also played the tuba as a member of the Hudson and Lowell Portuguese marching bands for many years.
True to his Azorean heritage, he loved fishing on the Cape Cod Canal and tending to his garden at home and watching his favorite soccer team Benfica. He and Maria have been seasonal campers at their home away from home, at Bourne Scenic Park, for over 30 years where they have truly enjoyed creating countless memories with their family and dear friends. He will always be remembered for his fun sense of humor and his contagious smile.
Most of all, Antonio loved spending time with his beloved wife, children and grandchildren.
To honor Antonio’s life, a period of Calling Hours will be held from 4-7pm on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Saint Michael Parish, 21 Manning St., Hudson, MA; followed by a procession to Saint Michael Cemetery for committal services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The ALS Association “in memory of Antonio B. Figueiredo” at www.als.org/donate