Valentim D.C. “Val” Picanco, Sr.
LOWELL Valentim D.C. “Val” Picanco, Sr, 61, of Lowell, died unexpectedly, Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Saints Medical Center.
Born December 21, 1950, in Graciosa, Azores, Portugal, he was a son of Juvenalia C. (Santos) Picanco and the late Miguel C. Picanco.
Valentim came to the United States when he was eight years old with his family settling in Lowell, where he completed his schooling at the Lowell Trade School, specializing in training for an electrician. He joined the United States Army serving mostly in Germany during the Vietnam War. He returned to Lowell, where he worked for the Telephone Company. Later, he was a soccer referee as well as a professional independent cross county truck driver until disability forced his retirement. He made his home in Arkansas for many years, and recently moved back to Lowell where he was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church.
He is survived by his sons, Val Picanco and his wife, Tracy, of Little Rock, AR, Miguel Picanco of Cash, AR, and Bernard Picanco of Medford; his brothers, Manuel Picanco, Alz Picanco, and Michael Picanco all of Lowell; his sisters, Maria Bettencourt of Dracut, Catarina DaSilva of Pelham, and Izaltina Broderick; and several nieces and nephews.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS VISITATION ON TUESDAY MORNING FROM 10 TO 12 NOON, AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND ST., LOWELL 978-458-6816. HIS FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT 12 NOON AT THE FUNERAL HOME. BURIAL IN ST. PATRICK CEMETERY. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM