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Manoel Lopes
Beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend;


Manoel Lopes, 77, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday January 28, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

He was the loving husband for over 51 years of Osvanda (Zambom) Lopes, who survives him.

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 10, 1943, the son of the late Antonio F. and the late Ruth G. (Gimenez) Lopes, he received his education in Brazil and graduated from Liceu Marechal Deodoro College with a Degree in Accounting.

Manoel began his career in Brazil as a bookkeeper with Usiqimica do Brazil where he also met his wife Osvanda. After moving to the U.S., he worked at Grace Shoe Company in Lowell. In 1974, he started an almost 30 year career as a Materials Specialist at Frudenberg Nonwovens.

An avid  soccer enthusiast, Manoel was a life member of the Sporte Clube Corinthians Paulista (Soccer Club) and loved watching soccer games either in person or on television whenever he could.

Manoel also enjoyed traveling, listening to music, back yard birdwatching, caring for his lawn, washing his car, taking photos and videos  and collecting stein mugs and minted coins.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son Thomas Lopes of Lowell; a daughter Patricia Sandoval and her husband Marco S. of Lowell; two sisters Maria Teresa Orlandi and her husband Orlando of Brazil and Eunice C. Veloso of Brazil; a sister -in-law Zaida Zanbom of Dracut and 48 loving nieces and nephews.

Manoel was also the brother of the late Paulo R.G. Lopes and his late wife Adalgiza S. Lopes and brother-in-law of the late Ozvaldo Zambom.

Due to gathering restrictions, all services will be held privately for the family. A Celebration of Manoel’s Life will be held at a later date when it is safe for family and friends to gather. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL, MA – (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (6)
  • MaryJo Vega  - Deepest condolences
    May Jehovah be with you and your family at this sad time. Live in memories of past good times and hope of better ones to come in a Paradise earth promised by God himself. Psalms 34:4,11. ❤️
  • Renata Frizarin  - Dear uncle
    Queridos... Q momento difícil e dolorido. Tio Baboel como como o Henrique o chamava deixará a lembrança de bons momentos com minha família. Que o Pai Celeste conforte o coração de vcs. Com amor Renata, Alexandre e Henrique.❤️
  • julio cesar d´auria  - Descanse em paz Nenê - vai Corinthians
    He was a very funny cousin, loved Corinthians, hard working guy. He helped me when I went first time to USA to study at MIT. I m sure he is next to GOD resting in peace. We send our love to Wanda, Thomas , Patricia and Marco.
  • Chad & Áine Smutzer  - With love
    Dear Vanda, Trish, Marco, Thomas, and Family, We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear husband, father, brother, friend in dear Manoel. What a wonderful family reflects his love. We look forward to the time when sickness and death will be no more. In the meantime, we pray for you all and know you will get through this together with help from the God of all comfort. With love
  • Cristianne Scarpato Lopes Real  - Querido tio!
    Você partiu deixando eternas saudades e lindas lembranças de um tio divertido, brincalhão e com um enorme coração. Tenho certeza que essas lembranças aquecerão o coração de todos nós. Descanse em paz!
  • Maryann and Steven Raso  - Patricia & Marco, Osvanda and Thomas
    Dearest family, it is with heartfelt sympathy we send our condolences. This is such a heartbreaking loss in such unusual times. Times when due to COVID and the restrictions it brings, the family and friends can not even come to comfort you. You will be in our prayers for comfort, peace of mind and heart and the strength to get through these difficult days. All our love and great big virtual hugs for now! Maryann and Steven Raso xoxox
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