Eduardo P. Araujo, 81, of Hudson, MA died on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.
Eduardo leaves his wife of 53 years Zeneria C. (DaCosta) Araujo of Hudson, MA; his son Oscar E. Araujo and his wife Sandra of Hudson, MA and 3 daughters, Graca F. Resendes and husband Jose of Hudson, MA, Ana I. Andrade of Milford, MA and Elizabeth Melo and her husband Helder of Milford, MA. He was the loving Avô to 13 grandchildren, Lindsey Moreira and husband Vinnie, Monica Andrade, Brenda Andrade, Veronica McKnight and husband Ryan, Jessica Andrade, Christopher Melo, Ariana Resendes, Selena Melo, Alexander Resendes, Michael Araujo, Andrew Melo, Aaliyah Melo, Nicholas Araujo; and 5 great grandchildren, Chloe Barros, Collin Moreira, Colt Barros, Owen Moreira, Kamaya Clements. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He leaves behind 7 siblings and was predeceased by 1 sibling.
Eduardo was born and raised in Sao Miguel, the Azores of Portugal, son of the late Agostinho Bento Araujo and Maria do Rosario Leite-Pereira. In 1980 he emigrated to the United States and resided in Hudson, MA. Eduardo was a mason by trade. He worked at Entwistle in manufacturing, later leaving due to medical reasons. He was a member of Saint Michael Parish in Hudson.
Eduardo had many hobbies and interests which included many fishing trips to Newport, RI and being outdoors caring for his garden/greenhouse. He always looked forward to his summer trips visiting family and friends in Sao Miguel. He was an avid soccer fan, always routing for his favorite team, Benfica, never missing a game. He was a self-taught musician and found joy in entertaining his family and friends with his many musical instruments. He was hardworking and knew how to fix anything, always offering a helping hand whenever needed. He enjoyed caring for Chloe and Collin as young children and loved teaching them how to play instruments and how to shake hands properly. He will be remembered by family and friends for his humor and loving, patient personality.
Relatives and friends are invited to a period of visitation from 4 PM to 7 PM on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at Saint Michael Parish, 21 Manning St., Hudson, MA; followed by a procession to Saint Michael Cemetery in Hudson for Committal Services.