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 Alegria, Orlando
Died: 01/11/2015
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Alegria, Orlando

Orlando M. Alegria, age 83 of Rockaway Twp., NJ, passed away on Sunday, January 11th, 2015 at home.  Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Orlando lived in Osasco and San Paulo before settling in Rockaway in 1966.

           

            A hard working family man and good husband, Orlando enjoyed playing and watching soccer, fishing with his sons, and taking care of his home.  A very smart and self-sufficient man, Mr. Alegria had worked as a foreman in a matches manufacturing company in Brazil. Orlando worked for 30 years as a tool & die maker with the Testrite Instrument Co. in Newark, NJ, and later enjoyed working as a service technician with his son’s company, Frank’s Coil Cleaning and Soft Spring Water Co. 

            Following his retirement, he enjoyed spending time at their Palm Coast, FL home, where he became an active member in the Portuguese American Culture Club, where he liked to play cards and take his wife dancing.  

            Predeceased by his parents Manuel Antonio and Alexandria (Martins) Alegria and his eight brothers, Orlando is survived by his loving wife Liberdade “Leah” D. Fernandes (Domingos) Alegria; sons Luiz P. and wife Kim, Edgar and wife Kathleen, and Orlando and his wife Lisa Alegria; also surviving are his sisters Libertina Mendes and Rosalia Abreu.  He is also survived by his ten cherished grandchildren; Louis, Christopher, Laura, Sarah, Kaitlin, Michael, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Anna, and Carlo; as well as one great-grandchild, Angelina. 

           

            Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 from 7-9 PM at the Smith-Taylor-Ruggiero Funeral Home, One Baker Avenue (Route 46) Dover, NJ 07801. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, January 15th, 2015 at 10AM at the Sacred Heart RC Church, Richards Avenue Dover, NJ; immediately followed by entombment in the Locust Hill Cemetery Mausoleum, Dover, NJ. 
 
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Louie and Orlando and Family. We are saddened to hear about the passing of your Dad. He was a good man. My memories of all of us growing up in the Richards Ave area will never be forgotten. Knowing your Mom and Dad were always so thoughtful for those of us with less. May you all find comfort in the wonderful memories that your Dad brought to all of us. You are all in our thoughts and memories. John Johnson and Family
John and Pat Johnson
As Louie's girlfriend, I would like to continue to extend my condolences to the Alegria family, Remember the good times, the silly and fun times. Learn from the sad times. Grow. Hold him in your heart. There is NOTHING like losing a parent or grandparent. He will be with you, watching over you. Allow yourself to grieve, get angry and even get mad. It's a process. Thank you all for bringing me into your family and house yesterday. I enjoyed listening to the stories. Lots of laughs, "Have you ever seen a cactus???" A beautiful day had by all considering the circumstances. Much love and peace, Cindy Much love, Cindy
Cythia Gates
As Louie's girlfriend, I would like to continue to extend my condolences to the Alegria family, Remember the good times, the silly and fun times. Learn from the sad times. Grow. Hold him in your heart. There is NOTHING like losing a parent or grandparent. He will be with you, watching over you. Allow yourself to grieve, get angry and even get mad. It's a process. Thank you all for bringing me into your family and house yesterday. I enjoyed listening to the stories. Lots of laughs, "Have you ever seen a cactus???" A beautiful day had by all considering the circumstances. Much love and peace,
Cynthia Gates
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