Manuel V. Cardoza Jr.
CENTRAL FALLS- Manuel V. "VOOVOO" Cardoza Jr. 86, of Clay Street passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Lucinda (Catarina) Cardoza.
Born in Madeira, Portugal he was a son of the late Manuel V. and Maria (Teixeira) Cardoza Sr. He lived in Central Falls for most of his life.
Before retiring he was employed by the Washburn Wire and Cable Co. of East Providence for many years
Manny was a WWII Army Veteran serving in Europe as a Truck Driver with the 1286th Engineer Combat Battalion.
He was a Past President of Club Madeirense of Central Falls. He was an avid fisherman.
Besides his wife he leaves his loving children Lucinda Martins, Theresa Moniz both of Central Falls, Bernadette Kelly and her husband Christopher of Cumberland and Albert Cardoza retired Central Falls Detective Lieutenant and his wife Karen of Cumberland. He also leaves 6 devoted grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Manuel V. Cardoza III and the brother of the late Olinda De Barros and Theresa Becker.
Mr. Cardozaâ€™s funeral will be held Saturday, November 19, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. from the Karol A. Romenski & Sons Funeral Home, 342 High Street, Central Falls with a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady Of Fatima Church, Fatima Drive, Cumberland at 10:00 a.m.
Relatives and friends are welcome to attend. CALLING HOURS FRIDAY (TODAY) FROM 4:00 PM TO 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Boulevard, East Providence, RI 02914, would be greatly appreciated.