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Manuel B Braz

May 05, 1933 - February 27, 2023


Obituary For Manuel B Braz

Manuel B Braz, 89, of Peabody, died Monday evening surrounded by his loving family at his home following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of Maria (da Silva Picanco) Braz with whom he shared 68 years of marriage.

Born in Graciosa, Azores, Portugal, he was the son of the late Manuel and Olivia Libia de S. João. He was raised in Portugal and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1969 and has been a resident of Peabody for the past 54 years.

Manuel was a machine operator for Bicknell & Fuller for over 26 years before retiring in 1996. He was a member of the Holy Ghost Society and long time communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church and helped often in the kitchen for various activities held at the church hall. He also enjoyed gardening and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Boston Bruins.

Besides his devoted wife of 68 years, Manuel is survived by his children, Mary Lou and her husband José da Silva, Fernando and his wife Pamela Braz, Helder and his wife Karen Braz, and Gina and her husband José Rocha, all of Peabody and is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Maria Lourdes Santos.

Visiting hours will be held on his 68th wedding anniversary on Sunday from 3:00 until 6:00 PM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Walsh Ave, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem.

Donations can be made in his name to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 50 Walsh Ave, Peabody, MA 01960.

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  • 03/20/2023

    I remember as a kid going to the house and spending time with Mr. & Mrs. Braz, Gina and family. They always made it fun. So grateful for the good memories. Wishing you peace. Love, Marlene, Manny, and Corey 🦋

  • 03/13/2023

    I am so sorry I just heard my condolances to you. And family he was a great guy. Again I am sorry

  • 03/06/2023

    To Helda and family, So sorry for your loss. So glad he brought his family here!! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love Maureen and Kevin

  • 03/05/2023

    So sorry for such a family loss. I always enjoyed visiting the Braz home where Mr & Mrs Braz always made me feel so welcomed. Although I do not speak Portuguese, I always felt I could understand Mr Braz and was quite entertained by him! I especially enjoyed and had a good laugh with Mr Braz when he would offer me some of that special Portuguese grape juice after running with Fernando. Fond memories! Rest In Peace Mr Braz! 🙏

  • 03/03/2023

    Cat & Family, Drew and I send all of our love during this difficult time. We will be thinking of you and your family! Sending so many hugs your way. - Maddie Jolin

  • 03/02/2023

    To the Braz family my deepest condolences. Marcia Correia

  • 03/01/2023

    To Braz Family and DaSilva family I am so sorry for the loss of your father(Vovo ) l although I met him briefly I know how much he was loved by all of you !! I know he will forever be watching over all of you as your guardian Angel !! Please accept my and my dads deepest condolences!!! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers🙏

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  • 03/01/2023

    Coach Braz, Gina. Helder & Mary Lou and extended family, We are so sorry for your loss. We never had the pleasure of meeting your Dad / Grandfather but we know he must have been an amazing guy because as they say, the apples do not fall far from the tree and you ALL are amazing people in so many ways. May he rest in peace. With love, friendship & prayers, The Vargas Family, Tony, Jennifer, Savanna and Selena

  • 03/01/2023

    Our deepest sympathies to all of you! Ana and Philip Ortins

  • 03/01/2023

    Ower sincere condolences to the whole family, peace to his soul!!!

  • 03/01/2023

    Nossas sentidas condolências para touda a Família . Descansa em Paz querido primo 🙏 Que Deus te receba e te ilumine com a Sua Eterna Luz 🙏🙏🙏

  • 03/01/2023

    I will miss seeing you at your home,when visiting, Always with a smile. R.I.P. Sr. Manuel 🙏🙏

  • 03/01/2023

    Lots of love ❤️ Barbara


  • Amazing Arboricola

    Orville Bailey sent Amazing Arboricola for Manuel B Braz - March 04, 2023

    Helder and family, my deepest condolences. A few days ago I was reminiscing about dinners and vinho your father would make. These are beautiful moments created by your father. Many Blessings.

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