Armand D. Monteiro, 82, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was affectionately known as Brankie and Grandpa to his grandchildren. Son of the late Antonio Souza Monteiro and Candida (Pires) Monteiro, he was born in Ludlow on February 3, 1934. Armand was educated in local schools and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Trois Fontaines, France, and was honorably discharged in 1958 after 4 years of service.
A lifelong Ludlow resident, Armand worked for many years as an electrician. He was a proud member of the IBEW Local # 7; a well respected union worker and Superintendent of B. J. Harland Electric Co., Inc of East Longmeadow. He supervised jobs at Kmart in Palmer, Springfield College, Westfield State University, Williams College, Amherst College, Baystate West and Eastfield Mall. He retired from the company after many years of service. He was a devoted member of St. Elizabeths Parish in Ludlow.
Armand is survived by his loving wife Simone (Fuchs) Monteiro of Ludlow; three sons David Monteiro of Ludlow; Anthony Monteiro and his wife Dorothy of Brimfield; Chris Monteiro and his wife Jeanine of Southport, CT and a daughter Lisa Asta-Ferrero and her husband Ronald of Ludlow, MA. He also leaves five beloved grandchildren Nicholas, Melanie, Tallis and CJ Monteiro and Rebecca Joslin. Armand is also survived by his brother Tony Monteiro and his wife Dolores of Springfield and his sisters Mary Coelho and Zora Gonsalves, both of Ludlow, along with several nieces and nephews. Sadly he was predeceased by his sister Luisa Monteiro and his brothers-in-law Manuel Coelho and Manuel Gonsalves
Funeral services celebrating Armands life will be held Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeths Parish, Hubbard St, Ludlow, MA. Rites of Committal with Military Honors will follow at Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Parker St, Springfield, MA.