Angelo C. Avelar, 74, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at home on Monday, April 27, 2020 with his loving wife by his side. He was the husband of Maria H. (Frade) Avelar for 49 years. Son of the late Roberto L. and Luisa C. (Corvelo) Avelar, he was born and raised in Fajazinha, Flores, Azores, Portugal. He came to Stoughton in 1971. Angelo was an assembler at Analog Devices in Norwood for 15 years after working at Cumberland Farms for several years. He retired at age 65. Angelo was a founding member of the Sociedade Filarmónica De São João in Stoughton and was active in the band. He also taught music to children at the club and enjoyed traveling with the band. He was a member of Clube Luis de Camoes in Stoughton. Angelo was the longtime director of the Portuguese Choir at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton. He enjoyed singing folklore music and playing cards.
In addition to his wife, Angelo is survived by his sister, Maria Teresa Avelar of Flores, Azores, Portugal and his brother, Jacinto Avelar of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal. He is also survived by his nieces, Gina Alves and Sonia Avelar, his great-niece, Scarlett Alves, his sister-in-law, Cecilia Furtado and his brother-in-law, Antonio Frade and his wife Maria.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, private family services will be held with a burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Stoughton. A memorial mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton at a later date. Donations in Angelo's memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.