Alfredo DaCruz Cascais, age 89, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at home with his loving wife Isabel by his side.
He was born on September 14, 1931 in Murtosa, Portugal. He immigrated to the United States at age 15. He resided in Clinton Twp., NJ for the past 44 years, after living in Newark, NJ.
He was the son of the late Manuel Luis and Maria Jose Cascais.
Alfredo was the husband of Isabel Soares. The couple met in Portugal and were married on May 24, 1958 and celebrated 62 wonderful years together.
Alfredo was a proud member Local #472 where he was a Construction Foreman for 35 years. He retired at age 53.
He was a devout Catholic and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Annandale, NJ.
Alfredo enjoyed fishing and fixing things. He was a true ‘Jack of all trades’ who enjoyed tinkering on any project. Years ago, he enjoyed taking his wife and daughters to Long Branch, NJ where they would spend the entire day on the beach with family and friends. He was a very generous man who enjoyed donating to many charities.
Survivors in addition to his loving and devoted wife Isabel of 62 years, include one daughter; Isabel Valente of Asbury, NJ. Four grandchildren; Jennifer Anders and her husband Clay of Asbury, NJ, Angelo Valente and his wife Melissa of Asbury, NJ, Nicole Ervin and her husband Sean of Boyertown, PA and Max Gonzalez and his fiancé Melissa Castrogiavanni of Yule, FL. Five great-grandchildren; Emily Mae Valente, Ella Grace Anders, Jackson Valente, Patrick Ervin and Teagan Ervin. He is also survived by one sister; Maria Jose Cascais of Murtosa, Portugal.
Predeceased by his beloved daughter; Maria C. Gonzalez, who passed away in October of 2019. He is also predeceased by his father in-law and mother in-law; Domingoes Jose and Apolonia Soares, and also his brother-in-law; Joaquim DaSilva.
Calling hours will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Funeral Mass will follow on Wednesday at 1pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 316 Old Allentown Road, Annandale, NJ. Interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
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