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Leonel Branco

November 13, 1940 ~ August 16, 2019 (age 78)


Leonel Branco, 78, of New Bedford, husband of Maria C. (Oliveira) Branco, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019.


    A former employee of Roma Color and Bristol Knitting Mills, he was a member of the Fall River Sports Club and enjoyed soccer, fishing, gardening and cooking.


    Besides his wife of 55 years, he leaves eight children, Ana Campos (Dennis) of Dartmouth, Belmira Garcia (Carlos) of Somerset, Antonio Branco (Ana) of Fall River, Leo Costa (Billy) of CT, Susana Batista (Joe) of Swansea, Jose Branco (Erin) of Fall River, Paula McKay (Randy) of New Bedford and Claudia Garcia (Carlos) of CT; ten grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua, Corey, Matthew, Brittney, Kameron, Crissa, Tyler, Gavin and Zoe; two great-grandsons, Benjamin and Austin and many brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. He was the grandfather of the late Brendon Garcia and the son of the late Antonio and Maria (Bandarra) Branco.


    His funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:00 AM from the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St., Fall River with a Funeral Mass at Santo Christo Church at 9:00 AM. Burial, St. Patrick’s Cemetery.


    A visitation will be held Monday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.


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August 19, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Auclair Funeral Home and Cremation Service
690 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721

Funeral Mass
August 20, 2019

9:00 AM
Santo Christo Church (Fall River)


St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River
2233 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA 02720

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