Peabody — Jose C. Quadros, 87, of Peabody, died peacefully at his home on May 11, 2013, after a long illness during which he was lovingly cared for by his wife of 49 years, Maria Ivone (Simao) Quadros.
Mr. Quadros was born on November 6, 1925, to Faustino Quadros and Silvana Isabel daGloria in Luz, Graciosa, Azores. He was educated there and worked in agriculture until he emigrated to Canada. He lived in Canada for several years before settling in Peabody in April of 1968. He worked at the former Bob-Kat Leather Tanning for 24 years, retiring in 1992.
Mr. Quadros was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Peabody. He was also a member of Our Lady of Help Hall, the Portuguese American War Veterans, and the Azorean Brotherhood of the Divine Holy Ghost Society in Peabody. He greatly enjoyed listening to the Banda Recreativa Portuguesa de Peabody, which he followed for several years. His favorite pastimes included traveling, wine-making, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and her husband, Ivone and Augusto Barreto of Peabody; two grandchildren, Olivia and Lucas Barreto of Peabody; and several nieces and nephews in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Canada, and Portugal. He is also survived by his late brother’s wife, Maria L. Quadros of Peabody and several other brothers and sisters-in-law. He was the brother of the late Francisco, Faustino, and Manuel Quadros of Portugal, the late Joao Quadros of East Providence, R.I., and the late Domingos Quadros of Peabody.
The family would also like to extend its gratitude and appreciation to the Elder Service Plan of the North Shore for their care and support over the past years. They would also like to thank his aides, Ana, Nancy, Brian, and especially JoAnn, for their care and companionship during his illness.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 8 a.m. from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Peabody. A visitation will be held on Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obituary or to sign condolences.