Joaquim V. Pires, 79, of Hudson

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Hudson – Joaquim V. Pires, 79, of Hudson, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at Marlborough Hospital. He leaves his loving wife of 49 years, Zaira L. (Lino) Pires of Hudson.

Joaquim was born and raised in Santo Estevao Chaves, Portugal, son of the late Joao and Maria (Vinhias) Pires. In 1957, he left Portugal to reside in Luanda Angola, Africa, until immigrating to Hudson in 1973.

He was employed as a machine operator for 28 years with Independent Cable Co. of Hudson until his retirement. He was a member of the Hudson Portuguese Club and Saint Michael's Parish in Hudson.

Joaquim enjoyed tending to his garden yearly and caring for his home. He was an avid soccer fan and member of the Sporting Club of Portugal. He looked forward to taking trips back to Portugal to visit with family, but most of all he loved spending time with his family here, especially his grandchildren. He will truly missed by all.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, John Pires of Hudson; his daughter, Amy Roder and her husband James of Marlborough; his five grandchildren, Cody and Kassadi Pires of Hudson, Kailynn Palaima, and Zachary and Haylee Roder, all of Marlborough; and many nieces and nephews. He is survived by seven siblings living in Portugal, Connecticut, and New York, and was predeceased by two siblings.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m., in Saint Michael's Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will follow in Saint Michael's Cemetery, Hudson. Family and friends may attend calling hours Friday, Sept. 12, from 5-8 p.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson.