John P. Goncalves

November 1, 1963 - June 3, 2018
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John P. Goncalves, 54 of Ludlow passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Born in Portugal, November 1, 1963, he was the son of Ana (Pereira) Goncalves and the late Manuel Goncalves.  A longtime Ludlow resident, John attended Ludlow High School.  He was employed as a mechanic for the Springfield Dept. of Public Works.

He is survived by his loving wife and life partner of over 30 years Donna (O’Connor) Goncalves, a son Joao Goncalves (Stephanie); a daughter Ana Goncalves-Brown (Darro) and his mother Ana Goncalves, all of Ludlow; his brother Domingos Goncalves (Ian) of North Adams; his sister Ana LeBlanc (William) of Springfield and his brother-in-law Lawrence O’Connor of Blandford.  He also leaves his beloved grandchildren Alicia and Joao, as well as several nieces and nephews.

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Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 2:00-5:00 PM.

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Funeral services for John will be held Monday, June 11, 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, Winsor St., Ludlow, MA. Burial will be in Island Pond Cemetery


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Born: November 1, 1963
Died: June 3, 2018

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ELMER W PORTER JR posted on 6/11/18

Condolences from Uncle Jr. and Family


Brenda Lelievre posted on 6/11/18

My sincere sympathy to the entire Goncalves Family. I was seriously injured in the Chevelle. I want you to know that Johnny was so concerned about my well being. He came to check on me multiple times at both Mary Lane and Bayatate. I have no idea how Johnny knew I was being transferred to Baystate, but when I arrived, he was already waiting in the room. Even on days that he visited, he would call just to make sure I was still ok. When I finally broke it to Johnny that I would no longer drive with him. He offered to get a motorcycle. I respectively suggested he seriously consider a bicycle, as scooters weren’t popular yet. Against all odds all 4 of us survived. I know the angles that were watching over us on 7/11/84 are now watching over Johnny now until interiniy, Johnny’s care and concern was genuine and I will never forget it or him. Thoughts, prayers, peace and hugs. ❤️Brenda {Majka) Lelievre


Ana Marie Goncalves Brown posted on 6/11/18

Daddy I love you , see you when I see you ?


Kimberly Desautels posted on 6/9/18

Domingos, I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and family members who are affected by his absence.


Lynne Barsalou posted on 6/8/18

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Lynne Barsalou posted on 6/8/18

So sorry for the loss of John. Prayers and thoughts are with the family. God Bless.


Dave Bozman posted on 6/8/18

My prayers be with the family .


Chasity Abernathy posted on 6/7/18

When I heard about this I felt so sad I remember when I was little going over your house with my mom and aunt when we used to go visit Anna and you were so sweet and kind RIP??


Melissa Oliveira posted on 6/7/18

Johnny...I will never forget what a great heart you had. Always smiling, always fun to be around. All the hours spent hanging out in your garage. I know you're up there dancing with your cousin John Paul! Love you. My heart goes out to your family. Love you Donna!