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Joao Branco

December 3, 1946 ~ December 22, 2020 (age 74)


Joao Branco, 74, of Fall River, husband of the late Judith (Dupont) Branco, passed away Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020.

            A landscaper for many years, he enjoyed fishing, watching TV and was a big Benfica soccer fan.

            He leaves a son, Bruce Heaton; a granddaughter, Jessica Heaton; a great-grandson Alexander Swanger; many nieces and nephews; a companion, Maryann Vital and her daughter Jennifer Correia (husband Michael) and their children, Ethan and Avery. He was the father of the late Karen Heaton and Kenneth Heaton; brother of the late Fatima Cordeiro, Joana Cordeiro, Lionel Branco, Antonio Branco, Rosa Travassos, Maria Sousa, Manuel Branco, Honarato Branco, Jose Branco and Mariano Branco and the son of the late Antonio and Maria De Nascimento (Bandarra) Branco.

            A visitation will be held Sunday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St.

            A funeral will be held Monday at 9:00 AM from the Auclair Funeral Home with a Funeral Mass at Santo Christo Church at 10:00 AM. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Face coverings and social distancing required.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joao Branco, please visit our floral store.


December 27, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Auclair Funeral Home and Cremation Service
690 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721

Funeral Mass
December 28, 2020

10:00 AM
Santo Christo Church
220 Columbia St.
Fall River, MA 02721


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

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