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Raymond J. Lopes
Aug. 14, 1934 Jan. 28, 2010
Raymond J. Lopes, 75, of Newman, passed away Thursday at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.
Mr. Lopes was a native of Gilroy and a resident of Newman for 68 years. He was a self-employed dairyman and farmer and a parishioner of Saint Joachim’s Catholic Church in Newman. He was a member of the FDES of Newman and the Holstein Association. He loved collecting doves, parakeets, pigeons and all types of birds. He was dedicated to his loving family and a hard-working man. Dad was a very generous, loving and kind man. He was on vacation every day of his life. We love you and you will be greatly missed.
Mr. Lopes is survived by his beloved wife, Rose Marie Lopes of Newman; sons, Joseph Brasil (Stacy) Lopes of Crows Landing and Michael Lopes of Newman; daughters, Juliana (Mario) Berbereia of Delhi, Faustina Lopes of Newman and Sarah (Michael) Barcellos of Turlock; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Ida Lopes; and sister, Thelma Rocha.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3 at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Newman. Interment to follow at Hills Ferry District Cemetery in Newman.
Remembrances may be made to: Our Lady of Miracles Educational Center, 370 Linden Ave., Gustine, CA 95322 or St. Joachim’s Catholic Church, 1121 Main St., Newman, CA 95360 or the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Modesto, CA 95350.
Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Newman.