Dr. Jaime de Sousa Carvalho, age 88, passed away on December 22, 2021. Born in Caria, Portugal, he was son to the late Eulalia (Gomes) de Sousa Carvalho and Virgilio de Sousa Carvalho. After serving his country as a lieutenant in the Portuguese Army, he earned his B.S. degree from the University of Coimbra in Portugal, and in 1964 graduated Summa Cum Laude with a medical degree from the Lisbon Medical School. After three years of basic research in acid-base physiology, Jaime Carvalho came to the United States to pursue his passion for clinical research. He arrived in the United States in January 1967 to continue clinical training in Biochemistry and Kidney Physiology. After four years of clinical research, he began his academic career in Nephrology. From 1971 to 1977, he served as a Research Fellow at Tufts University School of Medicine, Harvard School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. After serving for years as a Senior Staff for the Renal Unit at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Boston, he completed the remainder of his medical career as Chief of the Renal Section at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Providence, RI. He was the author of numerous academic publications and served as a reviewer for several scientific journals. He also served as a Major in the Medical Corps for the United States Army Reserve.
After his retirement from medicine, Jaime continued his passion for physics, authoring 4 books on physics and it's effect on life. Aside from his book writing, He enjoyed traveling, enjoying nature and spending time with his grandchildren, and teaching them about nature and physics. He was a dedicated and loving husband, and a wonderful role model for his son and grandchildren. Those who had the honor of knowing Jaime are blessed to have had him in their lives.
Jaime is survived by his loving wife Angelina (Chaves America) de Sousa Carvalho, his son Alexander America Carvalho and his daughter-in-law Laura Webb Carvalho of Austin, TX, his brother-in-law Fernando Vaz of Coimbra, Portugal, and his niece Amelia Vaz Gaspar of Coimbra, Portugal. He was the grandfather to Michael James Webb Carvalho, William Paul Webb Carvalho and Katherine Faith Webb Carvalho. He was grand-uncle to Nuno Vaz Gaspar of Lisbon, Portugal, and Carolina Vaz Gaspar of Coimbra, Portugal. He is preceded in death by his sisters Annette Gomes de Sousa Carvalho and Aurora Gomes de Sousa Carvalho.
Visitation will be held at Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt 27), Stoughton on Wednesday December 29th from 9-10 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM at the Immaculate Conception Church, 122 Canton St., Stoughton. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations in Jaime's name may be made to the National Kidney Foundation 209 West Central Street, Suite 220, Natick, MA 01760 or online at https://www.kidney.org/donation.