Jose de Andrade Barros, 95, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at home with his family. His wife of 60 years, Maria Helena (Moura) Barros predeceased him in 2010. He is survived by his sons: Antonio Barros and his wife Ines of Canada, Germano Barros and his wife Valentina of Canada, Jorge Barros and his wife Conceição of Canada, Raul Barros and his wife Adelaide of Canada, Ernesto Barros and his partner Gabriela of Santa Maria, Armando Barros and his wife Elisa of Milford and Dinis Barros of Hudson; his daughters: Lidia Botelho and her husband Jose Manuel of Santa Maria, Belmira Carvalho and her husband Jose of Hudson, Matilde Moura and her husband Eduardo of Hudson and Guida Milton and her husband Dan of Hudson; his grandchildren: Susan (Denton), Elsa (Greg), Sonia (Jean), Nuno (Jill), Sandy, Danny (Ashley), Jason (Monica), Jerry (Lynn), Jessica (Dave), Andrew (Caitlin), Melissa, Ana (Paul), Pedro, Roberto (Sonia), Joao (Ana), Joshua (Lindsay), Derek (Becca), Michele (Julio), Stephanie, Christopher (Katie), Kimberly, Daniel and Brielle; Step grandchildren: Lesley, Jessey, Cathy and Stephanie: 28 great grandchildren, 8 step great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by 2 children, Teresa and Paulo and also by 5 siblings, Antonio, Manuel, Angelo, Maria, and Conceição.
Jose was born and raised in Santa Maria, Azores, the son of the late Joaquim Barros and Maria de Andrade, where he worked as a carpenter. He met and married his loving wife Maria Helena in 1949. He emigrated to the United States in 1975 and in 1976 his wife along with 7 of their children joined him and settled in Hudson. Jose worked for Data General in Southborough and Milford for many years until his retirement in 1987. He and Helena would travel to Santa Maria annually to vacation and visit family. Jose was a master carpenter. He made many projects for many people and with his woodworking talent he also made a guitar for each one of his children. He loved tending to his garden and his grapevine but most of all he loved spending time with his family and playing cards “sueca” with them. He will be missed by many.
All are invited to attend his visitation of Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 4-7pm at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749. His Mass of Christian Burial is Monday, January 18, 2021 at 9am in St. Michael Parish, 21 Manning Street, Hudson, MA with burial to follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Hudson.