Manuel DeAndrade, 67, died Monday, March 23, 2020, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, after a courageous battle with Myotonic Dystrophy. Born in Norwood, son of the late Agostinho "Gus" and Agostinha DeAndrade, he was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton High School. Mr. DeAndrade was a proud Veteran of the US Coast Guard, where he honorably served in active duty for almost 5 years and served in the Reserves for over 20 years. He worked for the US Post Office in the South Boston Postal Annex and in Waltham for over 30 years, retiring in 2012. Following his retirement, he worked as a security guard at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood for several years. He was a longtime Patriots fan and, in his free time, enjoyed playing guitar and spending time with his family.
Manny was the father of Paul DeAndrade and Frank DeAndrade, both of NH and stepfather of Monique Karcher of Kingston, and is also survived by his siblings: Mary Ribeiro and her husband John of Stoughton, Joseph DeAndrade and his wife Lynn of Pembroke, Louis DeAndrade and his wife Mari of Japan and John DeAndrade and his wife Nancy of Attleboro. He was predeceased by his sister Theresa Julian and is also survived by his brother in law William Julian of Brockton, his former wife Maria (Costa) DeAndrade of NH and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his grandson Christian DeAndrade and will be sadly missed by his dear friend Rosemary Amadeo of Holbrook.
Due to the current health guidelines, private services will be held with burial at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. A Memorial Funeral Mass and celebration of life will be held in the future. Donations in Manny's name may be made to the Myotonic Dystrophy Association, 1004-A O'Reilly Ave., San Francisco, CA 94129 or at www.myotonic.org/donate.