Jose Carlos F. Guimaraes, 67, of Westborough


Obit Jose Carlos F. GuimaraesWestborough – Jose Carlos F. Guimaraes, 67, of Westborough, died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. He was the husband of Sonia De Paula (DaConceicao) Guimaraes.

He was born in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, the son of the late Alfredo Da Rocha Guimaraes and Maria Faria Gomes, and was educated in Brasil.

In Brazil, Jose Carlos was a supervisor at Belgo Mineira, a steel manufacturer in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, and a general contractor. Before moving to Massachusetts, he had a lottery store with his wife, Sonia. For the past 16 years, Jose Carlos was a self-employed handyman.

He loved playing soccer when younger and almost played professionally on “Botafogo Futebol Clube.” On his last moments, he loved spending time with his family, especially with his kids and grandkids. He was playful and loved making friends. His favorite food was fried fish and sea food. He loved coke when eating. His favorite TV channel was Discovery channel and he was passionate about nature. But, the best thing for him was to tell everyone how beautiful his daughters were.

Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Rafael De Paula Guimaraes, who lives in France; three daughters, Karine De Paula Guimaraes Silva, Rayssa and Laryssa De Paula Guimaraes, all who reside in Westborough; and three grandchildren, Jessica, Lillian and Kevin Silva of Westborough.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m., in Pine Grove Cemetery, 106 South St., Westborough. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home (, 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough. A funeral home service will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

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