Alvin Joseph Goncalves
Alvin Joseph Goncalves
  • February 11, 1934 - December 21, 2017
  • Shingle Springs, California

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Alvin Joseph "Mick" Goncalves

Mick was born February 11, 1934 in Sacramento, CA to Frank and Lucy Goncalves and passed away December 21, 2017 in Placerville, CA. As a youth, Mick was a natural athlete, excelling in football as well as track & field at C.K. McClatchy High School. At the age of 18, Mick enlisted in the Navy and served his country for four years. During that time he learned electrical engineering which served him well since he would spend his 38 year career working at Aerojet. Mick will always be remembered for his generous and kind spirit; a man who was ready and willing to help someone in need, whether it was fixing or building something, re-wiring a house or being a mentor and a pillar of support. Mick loved outdoor activities such as fishing, playing golf or spending time at his cabin in Strawberry Creek. He enjoyed traveling and making time for friends who could easily get lost in his animated story telling and infectious laughter. These moments could be shared over a glass a wine from the cellar he built which housed his collection of fine wines. Mick was also proud of his Italian and Portuguese heritage, passed down from his beloved parents. Among his other life accomplishments, Mick was blessed to have the love of his life, Annette, whom he adored by his side for nearly 50 years. Along with Annette, Mick is survived by his children, Debi (Vick) Corbella, Dale (Colleen) Goncalves, Sheri (Roland) Pires and Alan Vance; sister, Joanne Brigham; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren as well as many cousins and friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11am at Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento, CA. Mick will be laid to rest at St. Mary's Cemetery, 6509 Fruitridge Rd. Sacramento, CA.