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Gaspar M. Dias, 77, husband of Celina Andrade (Pequeneza) Dias, passed away August 4, 2017, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston.
Born in Terceira, the Azores, Portugal, he was the son of the late Jose and Deolinda (De Jesus) Dias. He was raised and educated in the Azores Islands and came to the United States in 1968, settling in Cambridge. He moved to Haverhill in 1988 and has resided in the city for 29 years. Gaspar was a veteran of the Portuguese Army, serving in Angola before moving to the United States. He was employed as a mechanic for St. Johnsbury Trucking Company for many years and also worked at Boston University in sanitation. He loved to play games on the computer and enjoyed working in his and his children’s yards. Gaspar was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his loving wife, Celina, he is survived by his children, Shawn A. Dias and Charles Pollano of Haverhill, Roberto A. Dias of Haverhill, Michelle A. Cabral and her husband, Jerry of Haverhill, Charlie Hill, whom he loved as a son; three grandchildren, Jonathan Cabral, Anthony Cabral, and Brianna Cabral; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his nine siblings.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Funeral services will begin Thursday morning at 9 a.m. at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, Winter Street, Haverhill. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Primrose Street, Haverhill. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral.com.
Published on  August 8, 2017
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