The following comes from Coffey Funeral Home :
Ventura DaSilva Direitinho, a longtime resident of Sleepy Hollow, died January 10, 2013. He was 86.
Mr. Direitinho was born on January 24, 1926 to JoseMaria Lopes and Beatriz DaSilva Direitinho in Brazil. He worked as a Parts Distributor for General Motors Corp in North Tarrytown for many years. He was a member of UAW Local 664. He was also a longtime member of the Tarrytown Portuguese American Club. He was also well known as for his love of gardening.
He is survived by his wife Emilia of Sleepy Hollow. He is also survived by his children: Mario (Maria) of Ossining and Aldina (Armando) Homem of Ossining. In addition he is survived by his 5 grandchildren: Jonathan, Elizabeth, and Natalie Homem as well as Joseph and Christopher Direitinho.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Coffey Funeral Home in Tarrytown.
His Funeral Mass will be held at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Sleepy Hollow on Monday at 10 AM. Entombment follows at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the National Alzheimers Foundation or the American Arthritis Foundation. More details on the donations to follow.
Charitable donations may be made in Ventura's memory to the following organizations:
311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472
Tel: 617 868 6718
29 Crafts St., Suite 450, Newton, MA. 02458
Tel: 617 244 1800