Joseph Machado

October 14, 2019

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Joseph Machado, age 85 of Raynham, passed away on October 14, 2019 in his residence with his loving family by his side.

He was the beloved husband of Joanne (Mattos) Machado.

Joseph was born in Raynham, a son of the late Leon and Maria (Nicholau) Machado, Sr.

Joseph served his country with the Army as a Military Police Officer Sergeant in Germany and was accompanied by his wife.

Before retirement, Mr. Machado was employed with the RMV as a state inspector, and later retired as a MA State Trooper. He was an avid bowler and fisherman. Joseph was also a member of the Raynham Fire Dept. as a call firefighter for many years, and a member of the Rayn-Water Bass Club. He was always quick with a smile, he enjoyed talking with people and telling stories and jokes to make them laugh. Mr. Machado was also known to be able to fix anything .

Besides his beloved wife Joanne of over 63 years, Joseph  is survived by his loving daughter’s, Leslie Ritz of Carver, Lorna Hilton of Raynham and Lynn Morin of Wareham, grandfather of Derrick, Kyle, Briana, Brian, Juliana, Jacquelyn and Justin, great-grandfather of Cadence and Cobain, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was also the brother of Leon Machado, Jr of Taunton, Dennis  Machado  of Raynham and brother of the late Raymond, Anthony, John, Manuel , Edward and Alfred Machado, Mary Alexander, Helen Silvia, Florence Frates, Dulvina Perry  and the late Evelyn Paille.

Mr. Machado’s  funeral will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019  at 8:30 am from the Silva Funeral Home 80 Broadway (at Saint Mary’s Square) Taunton, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Saint Ann Church in Raynham. Interment will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be held in the Silva Funeral Home on Friday, October 18th  from 5  to 8 pm.

(Additional parking with handicap access is located on the north side of the funeral home.)

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts made to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Machado’s memory, would be deeply appreciated.

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October 18, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Silva Funeral Home
80 Broadway
Taunton, MA 02780

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