Hudson – Manuel F. Paz, 62, of Hudson, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at his residence, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Maria G. (Batista) Hinchey-Paz of Hudson.
Manuel was born and raised in St. Michael, the Azores of Portugal, son of the late Manuel S. and Maria (Duarte) Paz. He emigrated from Portugal to the United States in 1994, and had spent the past 12 years residing in Hudson.
He was most recently employed by the Gillette Co. at Fort Devens, and prior to that was employed by A.C.T. Manufacturing Co. in Hudson.
He enjoyed painting and also looked forward to traveling in his spare time. He was a member of Saint Michael's Parish in Hudson.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Ruben Barata Paz of Clinton and Dario Barata Paz of Fall River; his two sisters, Ines Madeiros of Clinton and Urania Silva of Portugal; and his three brothers, Jose Paz of Fall River, Fernando Paz of Fall River, and Eduardo Paz of Hudson. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Ian, Kathryn and Bethany Gould of Marlborough; his step-children; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, Dec. 23, at 9 a.m., in Saint Michael's Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery of Hudson.