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January 1, 1970 - December 15, 2007
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Urbino J. Barreira, 79, of Holliston died peacefully on Saturday, December 15, 2007 in the presence of his five children. Born and raised in Hudson, he was the son of the late Elpidio and Alzira (Ferreira) Barreira. He was the husband of Patricia (Frankhouser) Barreira who passed in 1990.
After graduating from Hudson High school he joined the US Army and served in Japan between February-December 1947. While at Hudson High, he made quite a name for himself playing football and was offered a full football scholarship to George Washington University. He graduated in 1953 and went on to become a high school teacher. He was a very gifted athlete and was later inducted into the George Washington University Athletic Hall of Fame.
He gave 36 years of leadership education to the students of Framingham as an accomplished science and biology teacher. He was voted “Teacher of the Year” in 1989-1990. In addition, he was well known as a committed athletic trainer and coach at Framingham South High School. He was elected Bay State League “Coach of the Year” in 1978, 79, and 80. He was inducted into the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches’ Hall of Fame in 1990.
He is survived by his five children, Patricia O’Brien of Florida, Ralph Barreira of Florida, Jeanne Barreira of South Carolina, Carol Stone of New Hampshire and Mary Bruce and her husband Dave Bruce of Ashland; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a brother Mario Barreira of Hudson, a sister Mary Riccuiti of Marlboro and he was a brother of the late Joseph Barreira of Hudson.
He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a devoted husband and father and he will be missed dearly.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 from 4-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. (Rt. 16) www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church of Holliston, on Thursday, December 20, at 10:00a.m. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association 311 Arsenal Street Watertown, MA 02472