Joćo Bettencourt Serafim
Joćo Bettencourt Serafim
  • December 11, 1923 - January 10, 2018
  • Atwater, California

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Joćo Bettencourt Serafim, age 94, of Atwater, California passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Joćo was born December 11, 1923 in Rosais, Sćo Jorge, Aēores to Teresada Rosa Sequeira and Manuel B Serafim, he has lived in Atwater for 50 years.

Joćo is survived by: daughter Lucinda Alves and her husband Mario Alves of Atwater; daughter Rosa Avila of Atwater; brother Manuel Serafim of Rosais, Sćo Jorge; and sisters Rosa Soares of Los Banos and Ana Luis of San Jose. Mr. Serafim also leaves behind three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews to honor his memory.

He was preceded in death by his wife Laurentina Serafim in 2013 and his parents Manuel B Serafim and Teresada Rosa Sequeira.

Mr. Serafim was a very hardworking man and a dedicated member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Atwater and the Atwater Pentecost Club.

There will be a visitation for Mr. Joao Bettencourt Serafim from 2:00 AM to 8:00 PM on January 16, 2018 at Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service: 286 W. Main Street, Turlock, California 95380. A rosary followed by a funeral mass for Joćo will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church: 1799 Winton Way, Atwater, California 95301. A committal service will occur on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Winton Cemetery District: 7651 Almond Avenue, Winton, California 95388.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Serafim family.

Services are under the direction of Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service (FD504) in Turlock, California.