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Manuel Pereira Alves

October 20, 1949 ~ February 27, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Manuel Pereira Alves, 73, of Prospect, died peacefully at his home while surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, February 27, 2023.  He was the devoted husband of Maria Helena Alves for over 48 years.  Born October 20, 1949 in Freixianda, Portugal, Manuel was a son of the late João Alves and Maria José Pereira de Bastos.
Prior to his immigration to the United States, he served in the Portuguese military. Manuel was a hardworking and devoted employee of Somers Thin Strip for over 34 years before his retirement.  Working as a machinist, Manuel rarely missed a day of work.

Family was always Manuel’s priority and greatest joy.  Maria and Manuel married in 1974 and spent 48 wonderful years together raising their son and daughter.  Their family grew as their children married and welcomed children of their own.  Becoming “Avô” to his 6 cherished grandchildren was the brightest spot in Manuel’s life.  “Avô” was a proud and devoted grandfather. Manuel was happiest when surrounded by family.  Manuel also enjoyed gardening and making wine.

Left to honor his love and cherish his memory, besides his devoted wife Maria, are his daughter Sandra Alves Costa and her husband João, of Prospect and their children Gabriella, Vanessa, Alexander and Juliana, and his son Sergio, his wife and their 2 children.  Manuel is also survived by his brother Joaquim Alves of France.
Manuel is preceded in death by his brothers and sisters:  Maria Emilia, Alzira, Alice, Gracinda and Antonio Alves of Portugal and Palmira Alves of France.

A mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, March 3, 2023 at 12 pm at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin St., Waterbury. All those planning to attend are asked to meet directly at the church. Interment will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery, 2324 East Main St., Waterbury.  Friends and family are invited to visit with the Alves family on Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Prospect Memorial/ the Palmerie Family Funeral Home, 122 Waterbury Rd., Prospect.  Prospect Memorial/ The Palmerie Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Alves family.  For directions, information or to share a favorite memory and your words of comfort for Manuel’s family, please visit


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March 2, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prospect Memorial Funeral & Cremation Services
122 Waterbury Road
Waterbury, CT 06712

Mass of Christian Burial
March 3, 2023

12:00 PM
Our Lady of Fatima Church
2071 Baldwin Street
Waterbury, CT 06706

Please note
All those planning to attend Manuel's funeral mass are asked to meet directly at the church on Friday.

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