Manuel Freitas, 96

Nov 17, 2020
Manuel Freitas, 96, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, the day after his late wife Elsie Freitas’s birthday. A longtime Dartmouth resident, he was born in New Bedford, and was the beloved son of the late Antonio and Virginia (Fernandes) Freitas.

Manuel was a foreman for the National Silver Company for many years until his retirement. He then moved to The Villages, FL where he lived for 31 years. Manuel was an avid tennis player and enjoyed going to the pool to be with his friends. He was a WWll veteran who fought at the Battle of the Bulge and in Germany from 1943 to 1945 and proudly wore his veteran hat.

Manuel was preceded in death by his sister Deolinda Freitas, his brothers Frank, John, Antone, Joseph, Daniel and Raymond Freitas as well as Celeste Souza, Alice Mello, and Mary Arthur. He is survived by 2 sons, Ronald Freitas and Manuel Freitas Jr., and 1 brother, Augostinho Freitas of Sarasota FL. He also had many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

A graveside service will be held on Nov. 23 in Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Disabled American Veterans, 510 Montclair Road, Leesburg, FL 34748.

Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, FL. Online condolences may be left at