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PORTLAND -- Joseph Nunes Herdade, 95, of Salem, N.H., died June 15, 2013.
Joseph was born in Brazil and raised in Newark, N.J. after his family emigrated from Portugal, and was a U.S.
World War II
. He was an engineer with Raytheon Service Company, and upon retiring in his 70's, he enjoyed gardening, yard and barn work at the house, reading, PBS programming, classical music, art, politics, history and sports. In recent years, he was a resident of the Osher Inn of Portland.
He is pre-deceased by his first wife Mildred (Stevens), and second wife Mary Elizabeth (Hunter)
Surviving are his daughters Carol Maya Ellis of Salem, N.H. and Elizabeth Herdade of Hampton, N.H., sons Lawrence Herdade and his wife Nancy Timberlake of Portland and Lt. Colonel Joseph Herdade and his wife Sarah, of Rolla, Mo.; five grandchildren, Amber, Jackson, Brooklyn, Maxwell and Natalie Herdade; sister-in-law Olga Herdade of Fanwood, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews across the country.
A private memorial luncheon for Joseph will be held at a later date. To send online condolences, and view the obituary please visit
Care for Joseph has been entrusted to the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home of Portland.
In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to:
The Disabled American Veterans: DAV Memorial Program
P.O. Box 14301
Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or online at
Jones, Rich & Hutchins
Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 18, 2013
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"I am so sorry for the lost of your father. He lived a long full life and lived it his way. He gave my..."
- Martha Rigdon
"Dear Larry and Nancy You have my deepest condolences. With Love Laurie"
- Laurie Kadoch
"Dear Carol, Elizabeth, Larry and Tony, I so appreciated reading the wonderful obituary you wrote. Jim..."
- Lois Goss
"Nancy and Larry, we are so sorry to hear of Joseph's passing. You both have such strong and hearty genes..."
"Larry and family...my condolences on the passing of your father. May happy memories help you through..."
- Nancy Greenblatt
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