Jan. 4, 1938 — Nov. 17, 2023
Hudson – On Friday, November 17, 2023 Jose Manuel Silva Ferreira de Matos passed away peacefully at the age of 85. He was born in Beca Boticas Portugal on January 4, 1938. He was the 5th oldest of 8 children born to his mother Maria Amelia de Silva and his father Miguel Joaquim Ferreira de Matos. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eugenia Fernandes Lage Matos and their 4 children: Amelia Matos and her husband Daniel Pack, Daniel Matos and his partner Teri Main, Mario Matos and his wife Patti Matos and Luiz Matos and his wife Tracy Matos.
Jose immigrated to the United States of America in 1966. He became a US Citizen in 1973. He was very proud of his dual Citizenship. He served in the Portuguese Military from 1958 to 1961, mainly as a telephone operator. Jose also believed strongly in Education.
Jose was a very hard worker who loved working with his hands and being outdoors. He was a gifted carpenter and celebrated Wine Maker. He took pride in being a landlord who was intertwined in his tenants’ lives. Jose’s hobbies and passions included gardening, deep sea fishing and soccer. He also loved the ocean and taking his family to the beach on weekends. Jose was a devoted and loyal fan of the Portuguese Primeira Liga team Sporting CP. He enjoyed watching soccer, especially the Portuguese National team and other European soccer leagues and teams.
After arriving in the United States, Jose began working construction and eventually retired from General Motors where he worked in both Framingham, MA and Baltimore, MD. He also was a landlord for many years in Hudson, MA. On the side, he also remodeled numerous kitchens in the area and was known for his custom cabinetry. He was unforgettable and will be missed by all who knew him.
Calling hours for Jose will be held on Friday November 24, 2023, from 4pm-7pm at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday November 25, 2023, at 11am at Saint Michael Parish, 23 Manning Street, Hudson, MA; followed by a procession to Saint Michael Cemetery in Hudson, MA, for committal services.