On June 7, 2019 Manuel Faustino passed away in Santa Cruz. He was 74.
Manuel was born on September 4, 1944 in the Azores to his parents Maria Do Carmo and Antonio Faustino. He was a dedicated family man that worked hard and was always willing to help others. He enjoyed working in his garden on a daily basis. He was a skilled handyman that enjoyed helping friends and family when they needed a hand. He was a loyal member of the Portuguese Community, always volunteering during festivals. He was a stand-up man that lived by the old adage that a handshake meant his word. He was loved by many and will be truly missed. Manuel was a resident of Watsonville.
Manuel is survived by his wife, Maria Sousa Faustino; his stepchildren, Tina Sousa, Gretta Sousa, Elizabeth Gonzales and Manuel Sousa; his sister, Maria Mendonća; and his nieces Irene Azevedo and Edalina Mendonća. He was preceded in death by his stepson, Tony Sousa.
A Visitation service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel located at 609 Main St in Watsonville. The recitation of the Rosary will take place on June 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Church located at 721 Main St. in Watsonville with Mass to follow at 12:00 PM and the Burial directly after at Watsonville Catholic Cemetery located at 1456 Freedom Blvd. in Watsonville.
Honorary Pallbearers: Gergorio Mendonća, Manuel Sousa, Manuel Raulino, Armelin Julio, Armando Sousa and Francisco Acevedo.