Joao Paul was born in the Azores, Portugal and had been a longtime resident of Hudson. He had worked as a mason for many years, and most recently he was employed by D & M Construction of Fall River.
He was an avid Bruins fan and enjoyed deep sea fishing. He was a member of Saint Michael's Parish in Hudson.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister, Maura Rijos and her husband Juan of Fitchburg, and his brother, Nelson Gaipo of Hudson. He is also survived by his two nieces, Gianna and Eleina Rijos; his nephew, Xavier Rijos; his nephew and Godson, Jamar Rijos; and his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 6, at 9:00 a.m., in Saint Michael's Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial services will follow in Saint Michael's Cemetery of Hudson. Calling hours will be held Friday, Oct. 5, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson.