Laudalino V. Marques of West Hartford, CT, 76, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal. Son of Antonio Pacheco Marques and Maria de Lourdes Vieira, Laudalino was born May 7, 1942, in Porto Formoso, Sao Miguel Azores.
Laudalino grew up in the Azores, where he met his wife, Maria de Fatima Mendonca. The couple wed in 1968 in Porto Formoso and immigrated to the United States that same year. After settling in Connecticut, Laudalino worked for 39 years as a Machinist for Jacobs Vehicle Systems in Bloomfield. He and Maria were happily married for 49 years and raised their family in West Hartford.
Laudalino was a member of the Our Lady of Fatima Church, Hartford, and the Portuguese Club of Hartford. Above all, he was dedicated to his family. Laudalino especially treasured watching his grandson play soccer, taking selfies with his granddaughter, and enjoying Portuguese dinners with his wife. Laudalino was an avid (and vocal) fan of the FC Porto soccer team, and he and Maria spent their summers with family in Sao Miguel Azores. Many friends and family members both there and in the States were grateful recipients of Laudalino’s wine, which he took joy in making.
Laudalino is survived by his wife Maria of Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal; his daughter Fatima (Tina) Marques-Sorbo and her husband John of Delmar, NY; his son, Michael, his wife Amy,and his two grandchildren Coby and Autumn of Manchester, Conn. He is also survived by his siblings –Maria de Rosario Vieira of Edmonton, Canada; Jose Vieira Pacheco of Edmonton, Canada; Leontina Vieira Pacheco of Porto Formoso, Azores; Jesuina Vieira Pacheco of Porto Formoso Azores; and Alsuino Marques of Quebec Canada – and several nieces and nephews.
Laudalino was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Manuel Vieira Pacheco and Antonio Pacheco.
Visitation will be held at Sheehan Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06110 from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018.A funeral service will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church (50 Kane Street – Fatima Square, Hartford, CT 06106) at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Entombment will follow the funeral at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made at www.SheehanHilbornBreen.com