Luciano P. Amaral, 87, formerly of Danbury, CT, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019, in Chandler, AZ, where he had resided for the last nine years.
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, to Casimiro Henriques and Maria Emilia (Monteiro), Luciano immigrated to the United States with his wife and daughters in 1966 and became an active member of the Portuguese community in Danbury, CT, serving on various social club and church committees.
Luciano is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Arminda (Andrade); his daughter Lucinda Crowley and son-in-law, Jack; daughter Maria M. Zargo; three grandchildren, Kelly Crowley, Alyssa (Mike) Peristere; and Max Zargo; and two great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Antonio Rui (Palmira) of Porto, Portugal; brothers and sisters-in-law Jack (Mary Anne) Andrade; and Joe (Helena) Andrade, and Lidia Lemos, of Danbury, CT., his godchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends.
Besides spending time with his family and friends making memories, Luciano enjoyed traveling, good food and wine, and watching a good game of soccer.
A Celebration of Life Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 230 W. Galveston, Chandler, AZ 85225, with interment of ashes to follow at Valley of the Sun Cemetery, 10940 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler, AZ.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Sons of Portugal Scholarship, c/o Portuguese Cultural Center, 65 Sand Pit Rd., Danbury, CT 06810.