, Salem, MA

April 30, 2014

Ventura M. Carvalho, 83

Peabody — Ventura Marcal Carvalho, 83, born on July 8, 1930, in Penafirme da Mata, Portugal, died peacefully at home on April 27, 2014, with his wife and youngest son by his side.

Ventura married his beloved wife, Theresa, on July 18, 1961, and moved to Peabody, Mass., where they started their family. He was the father of Joaquim “Jack” of Clarkston, Mich., Ventura “Vinny” of Peabody, and Maria Tagliaferro of Medway. He was the grandfather of Nate, Ashtyn and Camryn; and the father-in-law of Mark Tagliaferro and Kelly Shepard Carvalho. He is also survived by his beloved sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

He was a longtime member of the Club Luiz De Camoes (CLC) Portuguese Social Club of Peabody, an avid fisherman, winemaker, gardener, and woodcrafter, and a lifelong fan of Benfica Football Club and boxing.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather on Friday, May 2, 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 Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Peabody Fire Department in appreciation for their support, or to Our Lady of Fatima Church. Please visit for his obituary and to sign condolences.