Juvenal . S. Pestana
October 10, 2017
Juvenal S. Pestana, 81, of Taunton, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Longmeadow of Taunton. He was the husband of Guida C. (Abreu) Pestana.
Juvenal was born in Funchal, Madeira, the son of the late Joao Soares and Maria (Fernandes) DaConceicao Pestana. He worked as a bartender in Madeira and in England. Mr. Pestana came the Untied States in 1983 and worked for over fifteen years as a machine operator at Power General. He was a communicant of Saint Anthony Church, in Taunton. Mr. Pestana cherished the time he spent with his family and friends. He was an avid soccer player and an avid Nacional / Sporting Soccer fan, as well as, a Boston Celtics fan.
Survivors besides his wife are three daughters: Maria J. Viveiros and her husband Joao of Madeira; Licia F. Freitas and her husband Duarte of Taunton; and Maggie M. Dalton and her husband James of Quincy; two sons; Jay A. Pestana and his wife Raquel of Taunton; and Dave D. Pestana and his wife Shannon of Cumberland; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild; a brother: John Pestana of Taunton; along with several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Maria Margarita Aguiar, Maria Nivalda Ferreira, Arlindo, Virgilio and Arnaldo.
His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 9m, from the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10am, in Saint Anthony Church, 126 School Street, Taunton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend, burial to follow in Saint Francis Cemetery, Taunton.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 5-8pm, in the funeral home.
Service: St. Anthony's, Taunton