Manuel da Silva MeloHUDSON - Manuel da Silva Melo, a great man, 70,
of Hudson, died unexpectedly at Marlboro Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 28th
while surrounded by his loving family.Manuel was born in Sao Miguel,
Acores, son of the late Manuel Correia Melo and Maria Teresa (Silva)
Melo. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Maria Margarida
(Botelho) Melo and his children, Margaret Melo Sullivan and her husband
Robert of Hudson and Dorothy Forde and her husband Anthony of Clinton.
Manuel was adored by his five grandchildren, Robert Sullivan III,
Christopher Sullivan, Samantha Forde, Tiernan Forde and Alexander Forde.
He was the brother of Valdomira Machado of Sao Miguel, Acores and the
late Maria Conceicao Oliveira of Fall River. Manuel also leaves his
brother-in-law, Alfred Botelho of Hudson and godsons Matthew Botelho and
his wife Ashley of Clinton and Ryan Botelho and his girlfriend Yvonne
Muturi of Stoughton. He leaves his many nieces and nephews as
well.Manuel joined the Portuguese Army in 1966 and served his time as
Sergeant in the War of Mozambique in Africa. He came to Hudson in 1970.
He worked in construction for Kay Lock Co. of Boston from 1970 until his
retirement in 2000. Manuel then became self-employed as a landscaper.
Throughout the years, Manuel was always a hard worker and loyal employee
but most of all loved being with his grandchildren in the yard and
garden.He was a member of Saint Michael's Parish in Hudson since
1970 where he volunteered as an usher for over 35 years.A funeral mass
will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 1st at 11:00 a.m. in Saint
Michael's Church, 21 Manning Street, Hudson. Burial will follow in
Saint Michael's Cemetery, Hudson. Family and friends may attend
calling hours on Friday, Jan. 31st from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the
Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc. 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749