Lawrence — Vasco A. deLima, 80, of South Lawrence, Mass., passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at his home.
Born and educated in Faial, Azores, he was the son of Joaquin and Antonieta deLima. He worked as a machine operator for the Shoe Carton Corp., in Methuen. Vasco was an avid soccer fan and was a member of the Portuguese American Club in Lawrence. He enjoyed spending time with his family, loved fishing, keeping in touch with his family in the homeland via the internet, and also the daily visits from his visiting nurses and hospice caregivers.
The widower of Odilia (Barcelos) deLima, he is survived by his children, Raul B. (Ray) Lima of Methuen, Vasco B. (Vic) Lima and his wife, Edwardina, also of Methuen, Paul B. deLima of Lawrence and Dina B. Moury and her husband, Dennis, of Windham, N.H.; three brothers, Raul Lima and his wife, Maria Gloria, of Methuen and the Azores, Hugo Lima and his wife, Maria Zulmira, also of Methuen and the Azores, Renato Lima and his wife, Odete, of Lawrence; and one sister, Liliana Sa Vaz and her husband, Rui, of Lisbon, Portugal; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours for family and friends will be held today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence St., Methuen, MA 01844. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 9 a.m. in St. Monica’s Church in Methuen with burial to follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence, Mass. For directions or condolences, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com.