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Pereira, Jose A., of Somerville, December 17, 2020 at age 48.

Loving son of the late Maria de Lourdes (de Melo) and Jose P. Pereira. 

Beloved Brother of Luciana Lima and her late husband Armindo, Zita Baldwin, Denise Barker and her husband Michael.  Cherished uncle of Alison, Stephen, Kristyn, Lauren, Destini, Brandilynn, Michael and Sean.  Devoted significant other of Sonia Valada.  Adored Stepfather of Nathan Valada.  Also survived by many other loving relatives and friends. 

Visiting hours at Rogers & Hutchins Funeral Home, 292 Massachusetts Avenue, in Arlington on Monday, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 

Due to COVID-19 and Massachusetts Tracing Guidelines, the funeral home is limited to 32 people inside the funeral home and a mask must be worn at all times, over both nose and mouth. 

The funeral home and the family are asking those who plan to attend to please come in, maintain social distancing guidelines, pay your condolences and then exit to make it possible for others to do the same.   

A Funeral mass will follow at St. Agnes Church, 51 Medford Street, in Arlington at 11:30 am.

Everyone attending church must be registered.  You may register at the funeral home on Monday morning during the visitation. 

If you are not attending the visitation, but wish to go to the funeral mass, please email the names and phone numbers of those people attending to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 6:00 pm on Sunday, December 20, 2020.  

Due to Covid - 19, Massachusetts Tracing Guidelines and the Guidelines of the Archdiocese of Boston, seating is limited to 75 people in the church. 

Social distancing must be observed, and a mask must be worn at all times. 

Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Winchester.

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# Craig Lifner 2020-12-19 02:10
To the entire Pereira family
I received a phone call yesterday from Fernando Sousa the assistant director of custodial services at Boston University. I had worked there for 15 years until I broke neck and had to retire. Jose, Fernando and I where all good friends.After meetings we would have we’d go to Jose’s office and we would be in tears laughing.We would text each other and had a lot of laughs.Even when I was forced to retire we would call and text each other,I talked to him just last week. My heart is broken as I’m sure yours Is. Fernando and Jose where my best friends at BU. I would attend the wake but I am living in Texas know. I will never forget Jose,he was a true friend. I pray he is know at peace and in Gods hands. My deepest sympathies to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and his good friends. God Bless.
Craig Lifner
# Luis Duarte 2020-12-19 21:59
To all my cousins my deepest condolances
# Jeff Hemperley 2020-12-20 14:28
Jose was a very dear friend & always had a great sense of humor & would always help you if you needed help.
He was always someone you could look to & talk to about anything & would always keep it to himself. I know Jose will be a missed friend by me & lots of others. Jose will also be missed by everyone he dealt with at BU he was a true dedicated worker to all & always did what was needed no matter what!! I for one will never ever forget Jose & I will pray for him everyday! Jose was really a special person & friend too so many of us!!!

Jeff Hemperley
# Gabby Alden 2020-12-21 12:49
Luci, Zita and Denise. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful brother. It's heartbreaking, I don't even have words.....You ladies are in my prayers.
# Natalie Cabral 2020-12-21 19:25
Denise, Zita, Luci. I just found out today. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending prayers to your entire family.

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