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Marin Independent Journal
Thursday, January 6, 1994
MANUEL P. CORDEIRO
Funeral services are Saturday for Manuel P. Cordeiro of Novato. He died at home Jan. 3. He was 74.
The Massachusetts native lived in Marin County for 59 years, but grew up in the Azores Islands of Portugal.
He worked as the foreman of the Smith Brothers Dairy in Fairfax and San Rafael.
He liked outdoor work and enjoyed gardening, so when the dairy closed he became gardening foreman for the Tamalpais Union High School District.
He participated in two local Portuguese organizations, IDESI in Novato and IDESST in Sausalito. He was also a member of the Novato Seniors and S.I.R.S. and St. Anthony’s Church.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary; twin daughters, Madeline Van Note of San Rafael and Cathy Sandy of Auburn; his mother, Mary J. Cordeiro of Massachusetts; twin sisters, Elvia Augusto and Hilda Matias of Massachusetts; two brothers, John Cordeiro of Massachusetts and James Cordeiro of Novato; and five grandchildren.
One brother, Daniel Cordeiro, died earlier.
Visitation is tomorrow from noon to 5 p.m. at Keaton’s Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd., in Novato. A vigil begins at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Novato tomorrow. The funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Anthony’s Church. He will be buried at Valley Memorial Park in Novato.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room, 820 B Street, San Rafael, or St. Anthony’s Dining Room, 121 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco.
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