Manuel R. Arruda

August 19, 2018


Manuel R Arruda, 70 years old, of North Dighton, died in Morton Hospital on Sunday evening, August 19, 2018, shortly after being admitted. He was the husband of Maria I (Rebelo) Arruda.

He has been a resident of the Taunton and Dighton area for the past 42 years since coming from Sao Miguel, Azores. He was the son of Virginio and Etelvina (Raposo) Arruda. Manuel was veteran of the Portuguese Army. He was employed as a laborer by Marsh Construction Company He was a communicant of St Anthony's Church, Taunton.

Other than his wife, he is survived by his sons, Carlos and Nikkole Arruda and Michael and Nellie Arruda. Manuel is the grandfather of Angela, Kacie and Ethan Arruda. He is the brother of Nelson and Antonio Arruda of Canada, Iida Medeiros of New Bedford, Natalia Da Silva and Alcina Amorim of Taunton and he was the brother of the late Edwardo and Gilbert Arruda. He is also the uncle of several.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral from the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. (Route 138 South), Taunton, at 9AM, on Thursday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Anthony's Church at 10 AM. Visiting hours on Wednesday from 4-8PM. Interment St Joseph's Cemetery.

Calling Hours

AUG 22. 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

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


AUG 23. 9:00 AM (EDT)

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

Funeral Mass

AUG 23. 10:00 AM (EDT)

Saint Anthony Church, Taunton
126 School Street
Taunton, MA

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