Fernando A. Joao

August 30, 1932 - November 18, 2018
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Fernando A. Joao, 86, of the Indian Orchard section of Springfield, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.  Son of the late Antonio and Elisa (Rainha) Joao, he was born in Caris De Evora Alcobaca, Portugal on August 30, 1932 and emigrated to the USA in 1960.  He retired from the former Package Machinery Co. where he worked as a stock clerk  for many years.  He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Ludlow.

Fernando is survived by his wife of 63 years Ana (Martins) Joao of Indian Orchard; 3 daughters Maria Salvador and her husband Bino and Susana Cardaropoli and her husband Scott, both of Ludlow and Irene Stromberg and her husband (Wayne) of Springfield; 6 grandchildren “TJ”, Kristine, Peter, Michael, Christopher and Timothy; 3 great-grandchildren Leslie, Kaleb and Kigan,  He also leaves his siblings Antonio, Dino, Luis and Jack Joao, Maria Vitorino, Connie Filipe and Trinda Agostinho, brothers/sisters –in-law, many nieces, nephews, and extended family.  Sadly, he was predeceased by his brothers Jose, Manuel, Francisco, Arnoldo and sister Sr. Elvira Rainha.

Fernando’s family would like to thank Maria Alice and Trinity Hospice for their care and compassion.

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Friday, November 23, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 PM.

Service Information

Funeral Services for Fernando will be Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 8:45 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church.  Rites of Committal will be in Island Pond Cemetery

Donation Information

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 264 Cottage St. Springfield, MA 01104.


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Born: August 30, 1932
Died: November 18, 2018

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Susana Cardaropoli posted on 12/4/18

Dad you will always be in our hearts. You were the best father and grand father. Rest in piece.


Gary Lavigne posted on 11/20/18

Susana, I am truly sorry for your loss. Let your happy memories bring you comfort. Gary and Lynn Lavigne


Gary and Lynn Lavigne posted on 11/20/18

Susana, I am truly sorry for your loss. When life settles & you begin to breathe, you will have loving memories come to mind. Take those memories and smile as your dad is smiling upon you.


Putnam 1980 Class Alumni Committee posted on 11/20/18

Irene and family, The Putnam Class of 1980 wish to send our condolences on the loos of your father. From the Class Alumni Reunion Committee Claire Remillard Janice (Joseph) Bryant Paula (Cislak) Frost Stefan Kowalik


Luis and Ilda Da Silva and Anabela and Jerry Smith posted on 11/20/18

Our deepest condolences and prayerd to the family. May he live on in your hearts and memories.


Melissa Labonte posted on 11/20/18

Susana, I am deeply sorry to hear the news about your father's passing. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family and friends at this difficult time. Keep his memories alive. Remember he will always be with you. Melissa


Laura Rego posted on 11/20/18

my condolence to all the family rest in peace