Arlindo S. Espinola
LOWELL Arlindo S. Espinola, 77, of Lowell, died Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at his home after a very short illness. He was the husband of Dionisia (Lima) Espinola, with whom he celebrated their Fifty Fourth Wedding Anniversary this past July.
Born March 20, 1933, in Graciosa, Azores, Portugal, he was a son of the late Manuel J. Espinola, and the late Estefania G. (Silva) Espinola, and was educated in Portugal. While in Portugal, he owned a General Store in Graciosa. In 1960, he came to the United States with his family, settling in Lowell’s Back Central Street Neighborhood.
Arlindo was very active in the Portuguese Community. He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church, and was a member of the Choir. He loved attending the Portuguese Feasts and was a member of the Holy Ghost Society, and Portuguese American Club and was recently involved with the Portuguese Senior Center Dance Group. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandchildren, he also enjoyed fishing and making wine.
He worked for Grace Shoe for twenty years and then worked for Wang Laboratories for ten years until his retirement.
In addition to his wife, Dionisia, he is survived by a daughter, Denise M. Melo and her husband, Isalino, of Lowell; his son, Tony M. Espinola and his wife, Tracy, of Lowell; his grandchildren, Keith Melo, Derek Melo, Ashley Melo, who was also his Goddaughter, Matthew Espinola, Jacob Espinola, and Joshua Espinola, all of Lowell; his sisters, Quelminda 'Kay' Lavesque and her husband, Norman, of Florida and Urbina ‘Mary’ Champagne of Lowell; his sister in law, Maria G. Lima of Lowell; his Godson, Jonathan Espinola and his wife, Maria, of Florida; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was also a brother of the late Leonel Espinola who passed away May 3, 2008, and uncle and Godfather of the late Mario Lima, who passed away last month, the late Manuel DaSilva, the late Henry ‘Tiny’ Champagne, and the late Antonino Lima, and son in law of the late Antonio and Amelia Lima, Godson and nephew of the late Felismina and Manuel Lobao, Nephew of the late Rosa and Manuel H. Cunha, and God Father of the late Raul Cunha.
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.. BURIAL IN ST. PATRICK CEMETERY. E-CONDOLENCE - MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM