Manuel Cardoso
Manuel Cardoso

Obituary of Manuel L. Cardoso

Manuel Do Livramento Correia Cardoso, also known as “Nenezinho” and affectionately known as “Papa’’ to many, was born September 14, 1939, and one of eight children to Filenio Jesus Cardoso and Etelvina Correia Cardoso. He was born in Sitio de Santo António freguesia de São Lourenço FOGO, Cabo Verde. On June 8, 1967, he immigrated to Angola. There, he worked for Caminho de Ferro de Benguela. On September 6, 1970, he married his sweetheart Candida. While in Angola, he had three sons, Ilidio, João and Jorge (deceased). On September 30, 1975, he left Angola and went back to Cabo Verde. On September 25, 1977 he landed in the United States of America with his family and joined his brothers and family in Boston, Massachusetts. He then had two daughters, Maria de Lurdes and Amarisa. He settled in Roxbury, where he became a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, worked various jobs, built a home with his family, and where he also built a tremendous amount of friendships. He loved playing Biska and Orin with his mother-in-law and sister-in-law, bike riding around his neighborhood in the summer with his daughter and granddaughter. He sat in his yard whether it was cold or hot out, as if he was guarding his home that he put sweat and tears into. He also enjoyed taking daily walks where he would stop to chat with neighbors. He enjoyed watching soccer, the news and novellas with his wife. The holidays were special as he enjoyed the experience of grocery shopping, playing loud music from his favorite artists, dancing, family visiting and the decorations. He was a collector, especially of string instruments, electric guitars, harmonicas, and flutes. Those who knew him well knew they could find rare items with him, as he prided himself in his home-operated “chada.” He prided himself in making sure his family was well taken care of and gave them the work ethic to create lives of their own. He was a man of strength and he fought hard. He instilled faith in God, knowledge, and discipline in himself and his loved ones. On April 1, 2021, Nenezinho was called to rest, he was 81 years old. We will never forget the amazing friend, brother, father, grandfather, and most importantly, the man. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Candida Pereira Gibau Cardoso; his four children, Ilidio Pereira Cardoso, João Pereira Cardoso, Maria de Lurdes Cardoso Bien-Aimé and Amarisa Periera Cardoso; his son-in-law, Lyvinston T. Bien-Aimé; six grandchildren, Chanel Cardoso, Tianna Barbosa Cardoso, Kyla Leilani Cardoso Lamitie, Dejean Akia Cardoso, Nilah Hillela Bien-Aimé, and Obasi Ibraheem Bien-Aimé; two great-grandchildren, Jaylen Jayce Small and Bella Candida Small; three brothers, Natalio Correia Cardoso, João Jesus Correia Cardoso and Francisco Jesus Correia Cardoso; his mother-in-law, Maria Antonio Pereira Gibau; sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, god-children, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, a tremendous amount of friends, and Trouble, who will miss Papa dearly.
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Tuesday
6
April

PRIVATE FAMILY VIEWING

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home, Inc.
490 Columbia Road
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
FOR FAMILY ONLY
Wednesday
7
April

Waking Period

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home, Inc.
490 Columbia Road
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Viewing & Visitation Private ~Immediate Family Only~ ***Due to the recent Pandemic this event will be by Invitation Only Max. - 25 People - Ushered by TWOs in rotation - Stay Within Your Vehicles Until Released By A Director.
Wednesday
7
April

Celebration of Life and Legacy

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home, Inc.
490 Columbia Road
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Private ~Immediate Family Only~ ***Due to the recent Pandemic this event will be by Invitation Only Max. 10 People Seated
Wednesday
7
April

Committal Service

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
New Calvary Cemetery
800 Harvard St.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
617-296-2339
Private ~Immediate Family Only~ ***Due to the recent Pandemic this event will be by Invitation Only Visitors must be on the Invitation List to attend. Max. of 25 people

DEAR PAPA

I knew this day would come. I sat in an empty room but, still felt you. I never thought picking out something to lay you to rest in would be one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. I thought I knew heartbreak until today. The last time I will see your face. I listened to all of your voicemail messages... The thought of hearing your voice made me smile, when you were no longer here, I started to cry! The light came down on me and with that, my heart knew one day we would meet again. A real angel was here on Earth. We sit and tell stories about you and laugh so hard. We now live our lives because of you. When people mention you, they mention all the good you would do. Papa, know in our hearts, you will always remain! Things will never be the same, but we take comfort in knowing you are now at peace.

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