Manuel J. D’Almeida

August 28, 2013 • Obituaries


Manuel J. D’Almeida, 87, of Westfield, PA, formerly of Roswell, NM, Edison, NJ and Newark, NJ, died Monday, August 26, 2013. Born December 15, 1925, in Murtosa, Portugal, he was [auth] the son of Manuel V. and Maria Martins D’Almeida. A World War II veteran, he served honorably with the U.S. Army from 1944–1946. On November 21, 1945, in Las Cruces, NM, he married the former Melva L. Bristow, who survives. He owned and operated Manny’s Service Center in Newark, NJ, for many years. Manuel enjoyed fishing and reading. Surviving, besides his wife, Melva, are a son, John (Phyllis Baker) D’Almeida of Tewksbury, NJ; three daughters: Louise (Karl) Paintner of Westfield, PA, Mary (Arthur) Hynes of Union, NJ, and Shirl (LaNora Klatt) D’Almeida of Maricopa, AZ; 12 grandchildren: Frank, William, Luke, Floyd, Amy, Dina, Tara, Austin, Amber, Brian, Daniel, and Cara; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and a brother, Jose D’Almeida of Cooper City, FL. He was predeceased by his parents and a grandson, Eamonn Hynes. Friends may call Wednesday, September 4, 2013, from 8–10 a.m. at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave., Union, NJ 07083. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2013, in Holy Spirit Church, 970 Suburban Road, Union, NJ 07083. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ, where military rites will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at Online condolences may be made at

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