“He was a cheerful and social person and a good communicator, who gave a lot of good advice. He was a social worker through and through,” Melo said.
Lluberes would also lead marriage retreats at different congregations in Greater Lawrence and Haverhill. In fact, he was scheduled to lead one the day he died.
“The church and the community in general have lost a valuable person,” said the Rev. Victor Jarvis, pastor of Ebenezer Christian Church. “His death is a big void.”