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Jose Coelho Dias Jr.
Feb. 20, 1922 Dec. 23, 2009
Jose Coelho Dias Jr., age 87, of Azores, died Dec. 23 in Biscoitos, Terceira, Azores. Services have been held.
Mr. Dias was born Feb. 20, 1922 in Raminho, Terceira, Azores. He came to the United States in 1971, where he lived in Chino. He then moved to Artesia, then moved back to Azores in 1979. He came back in 1980 to visit in Chino for six months, and In 1991, he came to visit his son in Turlock for six months.
Mr. Dias is survived by his son, Joe E. Dias of Turlock; daughter, Maria Ines Almeida of Biscoitos, Terceira, Azores; grandchildren, Alexandra Almeida of  Terceira, Azores, Theresa Robinson and her husband, Rusty, of Hanford, Steve Dias of Albuquerque, NM and Felipe Duque of Terceira, Azores; great grandchildren, Beatriz Almeida and Francisco Almeida of Terceira, Azores; and sister, Maria Calmarinda Lourenco and her husband, Joao, of Chino.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Holy Rosary New Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 429, Hilmar, CA 95324, Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, P.O. Box 2030, Turlock, CA 95381, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1301 Cooper Ave., Turlock, CA 95380.
Services under the direction of Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service of Turlock.