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Manuel Dias, 95,

Manuel Dias, 95, of Milford, died Saturday May 6, 2017 in his home. He was the husband of Gloria A. (Nogueira) Dias for 75 years. He was born in Providence RI, son of Manuel and Mary (Santos) Dias and lived in Milford most of his life. He was a graduate of Milford High school class of 1940. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a Merchant Marine. Mr. Dias retired in 1984 from General Motors in Framingham where he was employed as an autoworker.  He was a member of the U.A.W. #422 and a communicant of the St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church.          

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Joseph Dias and his wife Pauline of Las Cruces NM, Steven Dias and his wife Gale of Columbia IL, Elaine Avery-Barnes of Milford, Darlene and her husband John East of Medway, nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.          

He was predeceased by his brother Joseph Dias.          

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, May 11, 2017 10 A.M. at the St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church on Winter St. The burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

A calling hour will be held prior to the funeral Mass from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. at the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St.  

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Salmon V.N.A. and Hospice 37 Birch St Milford MA 01757

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Dear Family. Joe and I are deeply sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. You will be in our prayers. Love Joe and Una Bigelow.
Joe and Una Bigelow

I am so sorry Darlene. My condolences to you and your entire family. May his soul Rest In Peace , God bless.
Marie Ferdinand

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Steve and the rest of the family. We've heard many wonderful stories of Manny throughout the years. Continue the memories and your loved one will always be with you.
Bill and Linda

My dear friend Darlene, my prayers are with you. Your dad lived a long life with his family as his pride and Joy!
Mary Hayes

Dear Elaine and family So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Peace and blessings to you, your mom, and the family. Best,
James and Barbara Avery

Darlene, May wonderful lifetime memories warm your heart. So sorrry for you loss. Loving thought to your family. Heaven is filling with wonderful people.
Diana Frabotta Molloy

Dear Gloria, So sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband. Growing up on Genoa Ave, I looked up to Manny as the ideal older brother I never had. He was a model of many fine character traits. May the prayers of the faithful comfort you during this most difficult time.
Claire Petti

Justine. So sorry to hear about your grandfather. Maryann told me he passed just like memere in his sleep. God bless you and give you strength during this trying time.

Thinking of you Elaine, Joe, Steve, Darlene and family. I will always smile when I think of your dad and his wonderful stories. He looked at the world in his own unique way, and he will be missed...
The Piscia Family

Dear Steve and family: The St. Louis Tier 2 Veterans Affairs team would like to express its deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. L.Golatt, A.Padilla, M. Young, M. Perkins, D. Bradaric, T. Stevenson, A. Gonzalez.

Dear Aunt Gloria, Joe, Elaine, Steven and Darlene I have many fond memories of Uncle Manny. My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Wish I could be there to give you all a hug. Know I'm there in spirit. He will be missed. Love to you all
Carol Nogueira-Metivier

Dear Darlene and John. So sorry to hear about your dad. Our thaughts are with you at the sad time. Uncle Mike and Aunt Regenia
Regenia and Michael Orr

Dear Darlene and John, we are so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love
Uncle Kurt and Aunt Linda

Dear Gloria and family heaven has definitely recieved an angel all that knew him loved him and his stories He will surely be missed
Kathy Hubbard

So sorry for your loss. Used to love all the stories Manny would tell. He was a wonderful petson. R.I.P. Manny! 🙏
Peg Robinson

Dear Gloria and family: Deepest sympathy to all Fond memories of my parents and you two together Rest in peace Mr. Dias Carole Frascotti Beccia
Carole T. Beccia

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
The Gloster Family

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