Armand Dias, 93, formerly of Ludlow, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018. Son of the late Joseph and Maria (Duartes) Dias, he was born in Ludlow on January 1, 1925. A lifelong resident, he attended Ludlow schools. Armand proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during World War II in northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He worked at the Springfield Armory until its closing and later at MMWEC. A communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, he was a member of the Gremio Lusitano Club, a proud Trustee of the Joseph and Anna C. Dias Family Foundation and a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan.
Armand is survived by his wife of 68 years, Hilda (Carneiro) Dias, formerly of Ludlow; his son Mark Dias and his wife Amy of Easton, MA; his daughter Janice Dias and her husband Charles Ahmes of Kennebunk, ME; and close family friend Charlene Wilson. He also leaves his 4 grandchildren Ana, Eric, Audra and Alan and a great-grandchild. Sadly he was predeceased by his sons Alan and Armand Dias.
Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 PM.
Funeral services for Armand will be held Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 9:45 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church. Rites of Committal with Military Honors will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Berkshire Ave., Springfield, MA.