Joseph R. ‘Joe’ Machado
Lifelong Lowell Resident, St. Anthony's Parish
LOWELL Joseph R. ‘Joe’ Machado, 82, a lifelong resident of Lowell, died unexpectedly, Thursday, November 11, 2010, at Saints Medical Center.
A son of the late Manuel and the late Bertha (Vieira) Machado, he was born July 20, 1928, in Lowell, and was educated in the local schools.
He made his home in the Back Central Street neighborhood since the early 1960’s, and was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church. He worked for the Boston & Maine Railroad until illness forced him to retire at an early age.
Joe was an avid reader, enjoyed watching sports, and enjoyed political debates and talking politics with his friends and family. He could be seen walking through the neighborhood, and loved animals, especially Abby.
He is survived by his brother, John Machado of Lowell; his sisters, Virginia Coviello and her husband, Anthony, of Tewksbury, Roselyn Machado and her companion John McGrath of Lowell, Rose Ann Lorenzo and her husband, Frank, of Lowell, and Dorothy Brown and her husband, Herbert, of Warwick, RI; his sister in law, Delores Machado of Dracut; a brother in law, Victor Sousa of Lowell; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends including his neighbors Virginio Silva and Teresa Silva and their family
He was the brother of the late Mary Sousa, the late Edward Machado, and brother in law of the late Teresa Machado.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS VISITATION 8 UNTIL 10 A.M. ON TUESDAY MORNING AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. HIS FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH 11 A.M.. BURIAL IN ST. PATRICK CEMETERY. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS DONATIONS MAY BE MADE IN HIS NAME TO THE ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY, IN CARE OF ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH 893 CENTRAL STREET, LOWELL, MA 01852. E-CONDOLENCE - MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM