The Rev. Manuel Garcia, 84

Apr 3, 2019

The Rev. Manuel Garcia, 84, of North Dartmouth, entered into eternal rest on March 27 in Rhode Island Hospital.

Born in Cedros, Faial, Azores, he was the son of the late Maria Garcia de Lacerda and Antonio Garcia da Rosa.

He entered into the Seminary in 1945 under the Diocese of Angra, Terceira, Azores and was ordained a priest on April 21, 1957.

In 1965 he immigrated to America, and was a priest in various Portuguese churches. He was a founder of the Fundação Beneficente Faialense.

Father Garcia edited the Portuguese Missalette beginning in 1973, and was the founder of The Promotora Portuguesa and Rooster Printing in 1980. Through those, he was able to distribute Portuguese music and books up to its closing in 1999.

He is survived by his sister Maria Alice Fialho of Horta, Faial, Azores.

Burial was in St. John Cemetery in New Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Missionaries of Charity, St. Theresa of Calcuta, 556 County St. New Bedford MA 02740 or St. Anthony of Padua Church, 48 16th St., Fall River, MA 02720.