Angelo Brasil Bettencourt
LOWELL Angelo Brasil Bettencourt, 63, of Lowell, died Tuesday, February 3, 2009, at his home after a short battle with cancer. He was the husband of Maria (Dias) Bettencourt, with whom he celebrated their Forty First Wedding Anniversary last September.
Born August 23, 1945, in Sao Jorge, Azores, Portugal, he was a son of Angela Brasil of Sao Jorge, Azores, Portugal and the late Jose Inasio Bettencourt, and grew up and was educated in Sao Jorge, making his home there until 1974 when he moved to France. In 1979, he came to the United States, settling in Lowell, where he made his home until his death. He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church.
Mr. Bettencourt was a member of the Holy Ghost Society, the Holy Trinity, the Portuguese American Club ‘The Blues’, and the Portuguese American Center ‘The Reds’. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and spending time with his family. His favorite past time was watching his soccer team, FC Porto, as well as playing cards and dominos, fishing, hunting, and working on his carpentry projects.
He worked as a tester for Wang Laboratories and as a janitor for Jo Ann Fabrics, Bradford Industries, and for RFMA Cleaning Services as well as for his beloved Holy Ghost Society.
In addition to his wife, Maria, and his mother, Angela, he is survived by two daughters, Fatima Pimentel and her husband, Rafael, of Lowell, and Angela Casaubon and her husband, Chris, of Lowell; four grandchildren, Michael Pimentel, Ashley Pimentel, Izak Casaubon, and Ava Casaubon all of Lowell; two sisters, Isedra Oliveira and her husband, John, of Sao Jorge, Azores, and Maria Angela Estevao and her husband, Emilio, of Dracut; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.
He was also the brother of the late Manuel Bettencourt, the late Antonio Bettencourt, and the late Maria Angela Bettencourt.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS 4 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON FRIDAY.
ON SATURDAY, HIS FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 9 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816.
HIS FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH AT 10 A.M..
Church address for directions 893 Central Street, Lowell MA 01852
BURIAL IN ST. MARY’S CEMETERY TEWKSBURY.