Hudson – Anthony J. “Tony” Pimentel, 92, a lifelong resident of Hudson, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 after being stricken ill. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Sophia Ann (Wolik) of Hudson.
Tony was born and raised in Hudson, son of the late Manuel and Georgiana (Soares) Pimentel. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Hudson High School. Following high school, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and proudly served as a veteran of WWII aboard a PT Boat patrolling the coastal waters of the United States.
He was employed as a letter carrier by the U.S. Postal Service for many years until his retirement. He was a member and Past Commander of the Hudson V.F.W.; member and Past Commander of the American Legion in Hudson and was a member of Saint Michael's Parish in Hudson.
Tony was an avid outdoorsman; he always looked forward to the hunting and fishing seasons and also enjoyed playing golf in his spare time. He was an accomplished ice skater, especially in his younger years skating on local ponds and streams. Both Tony and his wife Sophia shared a passion for ball room dancing. They would often clear the dance floor as fellow dancers moved aside to watch the two dance in unison. He will be remembered as a loving husband and a gift to the community he cherished and loved.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his brother, John Pimentel of Oregon; his loving in-laws; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Feb. 20, at 9:00 a.m., in Saint Michael's Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will follow in Forestvale Cemetery. Family and friends may attend a calling hour Thursday, Feb. 20, from 8:00 – 8:45 a.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, prior to the Mass.