Manuel Marques Dias

February 1943 ~ August 2019

About the Service

Visitation on Monday, August 19 from 4 – 7pm at Allen Mortuary. Funeral service on Tuesday, August 20 at 10am also at Allen Mortuary with a graveside to follow at Turlock Memorial Park. 

Manuel Marques Dias, age 76 of Turlock, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House.  Manuel was born in Alcongosta, Portugal and served in the Portuguese Air Force where he was a military medic stationed in Mozambique, Africa before settling in Turlock in 1973.  Manuel enjoyed photography, cooking, Portuguese soccer, and bull fights.  Manuel also enjoyed farming his land in Portugal, where he spent six months out of the year growing and harvesting cherries.

Manuel is survived by his loving wife Benvinda Dias “Benny”, son Tony (Kim) Dias, daughter Marta Dias, and son Mike (Mandi) Dias; four grandchildren, and one sister Maria Julieta Duarte Nunes Martins of Amadora, Portugal.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 19, 2019 from 4pm – 7pm at Allen Mortuary. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10am also at Allen Mortuary with a graveside to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

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Remembrances

  1. O Meu Tio, foi uma pessoa muito especial na minha vida.
    Sempre muito Alegre , determinado e muito positivo e confiante na vida. Apesar da distância das nossas vidas, sempre que estava presente parecia que essa distância não existia. Eu vou ter muitas saudades dele. Era o meu Tio mais querido, o melhor que eu pude ter.
    À minha Tia, e primos, de quem sinto muita falta, porque a família me faz falta e sempre tive pena de não ter aqui os meus Primos, envio o meu carinho e apoio nesta etapa difícil das nossas vidas.
    Um beijinho a todos, e espero poder estar com todos em breve. Ana Martins

  2. Sending prayers as we say good bye to my beloved padrinho today. He was such a funny, genuine, humble human being and always had a positive outlook on life even when times were hard. A good example for all of us. Really missing you all and wish I could be there to support you. I love and miss you so much. From the Mendes Jurado family in Portugal.

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