Manuel T. “Manny” Motta

August 18, 2018


Manuel T. "Manny" Motta, 73, of Somerset, passed away surrounded by his family, after a brief illness, Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston. He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Joan J.(Fletcher) Motta.

Born and raised in Fall River, the son of the late Manuel L. and Georgiana(Rego)Motta, he lived in Somerset for 45 years where he assisted in many political campaigns, was a member of the Lions Club for many years and was a Boy Scout Leader of Troup 21. He was a member of the New Hope Christian Church, in Swansea, where he served as Head Deacon and he and his wife counseled young couples preparing for marriage.

Manny was a graduate of Diman Vocational High School, in Fall River, where he trained as a master carpenter. He worked for many years as a supervisor at A. H. Leering and Sons, in Fall River, and later for Stop and Shop, in Randolph, in the woodworking division until his retirement in 2009. Manny enjoyed traveling, gardening, boating and being on the water but most of all he loved spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joan; their children, David G. Motta and his wife Helen of Swansea, MA and Karen McOwen Ryan and her husband Jeff Ryan of West Bridgewater, MA; the five grandchildren he adored, Amanda, Hailey, Casimir "CJ", Chase and Chadam; and many nieces, nephews and amazing friends. He was also the brother of the late Catherine(Motta) Aguiar and Brenda (Motta) Mendoza. He was loved and admired by and will be sorely missed by so many.

Calling hours at from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, and 8:45 am -9:15 am on August 23, 2018, at the Hathaway Funeral Home, in Somerset. Funeral Service at 10:00 am, August 23, 2018, in the New Hope Christian Church, 1436 GAR Hwy, Swansea. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Somerset.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to "Missions" in rememberance of Manny Motta at New Hope Christian Church, 1436 Grand Army of the Republic Highway, Swansea, MA 02777.

Calling Hours

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

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726

Calling Hours

AUG 23. 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM (EDT)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726

Funeral Service

AUG 23. 10:00 AM

New Hope Christian Church
1436 GAR Hwy
Swansea, MA

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