John S. Sodre Sr.
LOWELL John S. Sodre Sr., 66, of Lowell, died Monday, October 11, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. He was the widower of the late June (Weir) Sodre who passed away on July 17, 1986.
Born August 17, 1944, in Graciosa, Acores, Portugal, he was a son of the late Manuel and the late Armandina Sodre, was educated in that area before coming to the United States at the age of ten.
John loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren, especially camping with his son and daughter in law, and watching his grandchildren play baseball. He also enjoyed watching soccer and had coached the Portuguese American Civic League ‘The Red’s Club’ soccer team where he was also a member. He loved to listen to music and also watch Western films. He was also an animal lover, and was especially fond of his dogs and cat.
He is survived by his children, John Sodre Jr. of Lowell, Kevin Sodre of Lowell, Melissa Allcock and her husband, Edward Allcock Jr., of Amherst, NH, and Scott Sodre and his wife, Kerry, of Lowell; his grandchildren, Derek Sodre, Alicia Garcia, Christine Garcia, Scott Sodre Jr., Tessa Allcock, Savannah Kapala, Shane Allcock, and Maren Allcock; a great granddaughter, Abrianna Garcia; and an expectant great grandson, Noah John Sodre. He is also survived by a sister, Idalina Santos of Lawrence; a brother, Frank Sodre and his wife, Brenda, of Hudson, NH; his sisters in law, Nazare Sodre of Lowell, Mary Breault of Lowell, and Carol Sniegoski and her husband, Robert, of Ayer; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was also a brother of the late Manuel Santos, the late Jose Sodre, and the late Marcos Sodre.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS 4 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY. ON THURSDAY, 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. MEMORIALS IN HIS NAME TO SAINTS CANCER CENTER, ONE HOSPITAL DRIVE, LOWELL MA 01852. E-CONDOLENCE - MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM