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Manuel S Galopim

December 03, 1940 - April 25, 2023


Obituary For Manuel S Galopim

Manuel S Galopim, 82, of Peabody, died Tuesday April 25, 2023, surrounded by his family at Salem Hospital following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of Noreen (Simas) Galopim with whom he shared over 56 years of marriage. Born in Portugal, he was the son of the late Francisco and Elisa (Sousa) Galopim. He immigrated to the United States in 1960 and lived in Cambridge for 11 years before moving to Peabody in 1971 where he has been a resident for over 50 years. In 1971, Manuel purchased the Continental Bakery on Foster Street in Peabody and was the proprietor until 1983 when he sold the business. He then purchased two Dunkin Donuts in Danvers and throughout the years he acquired three more. After 37 years of operating the franchise he sold and officially retired in 2021. Manuel loved the outdoors, especially working in his garden. Additionally he was fond of music. Manny’s days in Portugal were often spent playing the trumpet in his village band. Later in life he enjoyed dancing, playing the hermonica and entertaining family and friends. Manuel was also a devoted member of Our Lady of Fatima choir. Perhaps what mattered the most to him was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and sharing in all their activities. He will be dearly missed by all. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his three children, Elisa Colella of Middleton, Laura Galopim of Lexington, and David Galopim of Peabody, his son-in-law Anthony, daughter-in-law Stacey, brother Frank and his wife Joaquim Galopim of Portugal, his sister Connie and her husband Antonio Pina of FL, sister-in-law, Jackie Galopim of Peabody, also by his beloved six grandchildren, Justin, Nina, Joseph, Shea, William, and Jason, and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws of the Galopim and Simas Families.Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Walsh Ave, Peabody. At the request of the family, all those attending the funeral mass are kindly invited to go directly to the church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 50 Walsh Ave, or the Holy Ghost Society, 20 Howley St, Peabody, MA 01960.

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  • 04/29/2023

    My dear sweet titio Manuel You will be missed! You will always be remembered for the big heart you had , your kindness, funny ways and the love you had to make people laugh through your jokes or just by playing your harmonica . Love you always and forever 🤍

  • 04/29/2023

    Dear Elisa, Tony, Jojo, Nina, and the Galopim family: We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers during this difficult time. With Sympathy, Linda, Jeff, Nathaniel

  • 04/28/2023

    We were so saddened to hear of Mr Galopim's passing. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and our prayers. May your family find peace and comfort in all of the wonderful memories that he leaves behind with each and every one of you ♥️

  • 04/28/2023

    nothing can express the pain i feel for the loss of my grandfather. He was the best man i've ever known, and he always knew how to make me smile. I was blessed with his beautiful eyes, and I will forever hold a piece of him.

  • 04/28/2023

    May you rest and peace! May God be kind to you and His mercy may overflow, as you did for many. May He keep you in the palm of his hand and may your family feel Gods Love and mercy. Be well go gently my friend you will be missed. Blessings, The Jorge Family

  • 04/28/2023

    Dear Noreen and family! I'm saddened to hear about Manny's passing. May God give you strength to get through such difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers....🙏🙏🙏

  • 04/27/2023

    Always a kind and generous man to his community. May he rest in the sweetest peace of Christ. -Ed and Danise Mendonca

  • 04/27/2023

    Dear Noreen and family, On behalf of our family I extend our condolences. Saying goodbye to those we love is a arduous task. May you find comfort in the times you shared together. Carla and Rita and Victor Correa.

  • 04/27/2023

    Noreen, I'm truly sorry for your loss; it was only two months ago I saw him when he attended services for sister. He was quite emotional but after reminiscing about the day we both got our citizenship back on 4/11/66 we had quite the chuckle. It was a pleasure knowing him and having a small part in his family. Always the sweetest guy, my brother loved him. Stay strong and cherish the many years you had together. Greta Covino


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    Linda Costanzo sent Sweet Tranquility Basket for Manuel S Galopim - April 29, 2023

    Dear Elisa, Tony, Nina, Jojo & Galopim Family: We are sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Linda, Jeff & Nathaniel Costanzo

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