Antonio R. Leite

April 27, 2018


Antonio R. Leite passed away at home on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the age of 80. Antonio died from Parkinson's Disease and other serious complications.

He was the son of the late Antonio F. and Maria E. Leite. He was born in Faial da Terra, St. Michael, Azores.

Antonio came to this country in 1962. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years Mary (Medeiros) Leite. He leaves three children, Ann Marie Leal and her husband Joseph, Michael Leite, and Paul Leite and his wife Paulette all of Taunton. He loved his two grandsons, Noah and Jacob Leite very much and was very proud of them.

He worked in the shoe industry for several years and then became a self-employed plasterer. He loved to work and was an incredibly strong man.

Antonio also leaves behind his brother Manuel Leite and his wife Mary of Taunton; two sisters, Maria Medeiros and her husband Manuel of Buzzards Bay and Mary Lou Almeida of Taunton; also, many nieces, nephews, and God children.

He was a longtime parishioner of St. Anthony's Church, in Taunton. He had great faith and trust in God, no matter how sick he was.
Antonio was loved by many and will be greatly missed. He will also be missed for his quick wit and sense of humor.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 9:00 am, in the Crapo Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. (Rt 138, Taunton, MA, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10:00am, in St. Anthony's Church, 126 School Street, Taunton, MA. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Monday, April 30, 2018, from 4-8 pm, in the funeral home.

Calling Hours

APR 30. 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780


MAY 1. 9:00 AM (EDT)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780

Funeral Mass

MAY 1. 10:00 AM (EDT)

Saint Anthony Church, Taunton
126 School Street
Taunton, MA

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