FALL RIVER… Antonio V. Leite, 89, of Fall River passed away January 8, 2021 at Carney Hospital in Dorchester.
He was the loving husband of the late Ines (Fagundo) Leite.
Born in Povoacao, St. Michael, Azores, he was a son of the late Jose Bento and Maria dos Anjos (Vieira) Leite.
Antonio had worked as a Carpenter by trade, but it was also his passion. He was able to hand craft ornate wooden furniture which can still be found in the homes of his children today. He also enjoyed traveling, cooking and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his daughters: Grace Leite of Fall River and Rosalina Abarca of Somerset; his sons: Joseph Leite of Somerset and Antonio Leite of Fall River; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Jose Vieira Leite, Joao Bento Leite, Manuel Vieira Leite, Maria Espritio Santo Peixto, Maria Da Conceicao Leite, Cecilvano Vieira Leite, and Maria De Paz Borges.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Antonio's name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org/donate.
At the request of the family, funeral services will be private.