Marlborough – Antonio M. “Tony” Lopes, 70, died Thursday morning, Aug. 1, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, after a short period of failing health. He was the husband of Lucinda (Mesquita) Lopes, to whom he was married for 37 years. He was born in Lousa Portugal, the son of the late Joaquin and Aurea (Faustino) Lopes.
Mr. Lopes lived in Marlborough for the past 40 years. He moved there after finishing his service in the National Army of Portugal.
Mr. Lopes was the owner and operator of the former Texaco Station in the Nobscot section of Framingham and also the former MC Automatic Transmission in Marlborough.? He was a longtime member of the Framingham Portuguese Club and coached in the Marlborough Youth Soccer League for many years.
Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Michael Lopes and his longtime girlfriend Rebecca Mullen of Marlborough; one daughter, Carla Markx and her husband Lawrence of Christmas, Fla.; five brothers, Manuel Lopes and his wife Elvira, Antero Lopes and his wife Elizaria, Abilio Lopes and his wife Dalia, Saul Lopes and his wife Elena, and Mario Lopes and his wife Wanda; two sisters, Angelina Vilaranda and her husband Normando, and Isabel Fletcher and her husband Glenn; two grandchildren, Lia and Naomi; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Antonio and Maria Mesquita; and his sister-in-law, Maria White and her husband Phillip. He was predeceased by one sister, Grace, and one brother, Jose.
His funeral will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at 9:00 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will be private. Arrangements under the direction of the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com).
Memorial contributions can be made to the Cancer Research Institute, 1 Exchange Pl., 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006.