Obituary: Carlos A. Brandao

Carlos A. Brandao

NAUGATUCK — Mr. Carlos A. Brandao, 82, of Naugatuck passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Oct. 15, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury.

Carlos was born on Nov. 15, 1936 in Veiros Estarreja, Portugal, a son of the late Manuel Leite Brandao and Candida Tavares.

Carlos was an avid soccer fan and enjoyed watching his favorite team, S.L. Benfica, play and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his sister, Amelia Teixeira and her husband, Antonio Teixeira, of Naugatuck; his children, Aurora Tavares, Beatriz McGinley and her husband, Patrick McGinley, Carlos Marques and his wife, Adineia, Antonio Tavares and Jose Tavares and his wife, Esmeralda Tavares, all of Naugatuck; his seven grandchildren, Stephanie (McGinley) Gregorio and her husband, Brian Gregorio, of Indian Land, S.C., Kelly (McGinley) Hurley and her husband, Matthew Hurley, of Watertown, Danielle (Borges) Fernandes and her husband, Beto Fernandes, of Waterbury, Melissa (McGinley) Maher and her husband, Nick Maher, of Edge Water, N.J., Matthew Tavares of Naugatuck, Joanna Tavares of Jersey City, N.J., and Ana Victoria Marques of Naugatuck; six great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Gregorio, Andrew Fernandes, Isabelle Gregorio, Cason Hurley, Gabriella Gregorio and Olivier Hurley; his nephew, Antonio Teixeira and his wife, Laura Teixeira, of Naugatuck, and his nephew, Jose Teixeira.

His wife, Umbelina Brandao and his nephew, Victor Teixeira, predeceased him.

There will be a private family service on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck. There are no calling hours.

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