Fernando Estrela, 68, of Hudson

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Fernando Soares EstrelaHudson – Fernando Soares Estrela, 68 of Hudson, passed away peacefully Jan. 9, 2021 at Vero Health and Rehab in Worcester after a period of declining health.

Fernando was born on September 14, 1952 in São Miguel, Azores, Portugal. He was one of twenty children of the late Etelvina De Jesus (Soares) Alexandre and Jose De Estrela Junior. He was raised in São Miguel and immigrated to Lowell in 1975 and finally settled in Hudson in 1991.

Fernando was a dedicated and hard worker, devoting many years of hard labor at Hudson Lock Company. He will always be remembered as a sweet, generous and caring person who was always there for anyone who needed him. In his earlier days he enjoyed swimming and fishing.

Fernando is survived by his three children, Dalila M. Ringland, Mark P. Estrela and Nilton C. Estrela; five grandchildren, Crestina Ringland, Aiden Estrela, Savannah Estrela, Ethan Estrela and Analise Estrela; two siblings, Fatima Soares and Denis Estrela; and his former spouse, Lucia de Fatima (Tavares) Estrela. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by 17 siblings.

A period of visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, there will only be 25 people allowed inside the funeral one at one time. A funeral procession will depart from the funeral home at 1 p.m. to Forestvale Cemetery in Hudson for a 1:30 p.m. graveside committal service.