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Obituary for John M. Carvalho

John Carvalho, of Chelmsford, passed away peacefully in the care of hospice on December 10, 2023, at the age of 86. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 62 years, Frances. He was predeceased by his parents, Cecelia and Antonio Carvalho, his sister Maria of Wrentham, and brother Antonio of Marshfield. He is survived by his brother Joseph of Plymouth as well as many nieces and nephews.

John worked at Ionics in Watertown, MA, but he was truly known for his undying love and loyalty to his wife. Those who knew him paired the names “Franny and Johnny” as if they were one. He enjoyed being home and working in his yard with his wife. They were always found together watching TV, going out for a drive to get the newspaper and scratch tickets, or spending time with extended family at holidays and milestone celebrations. He loved his German Shepard, Smokey, who also predeceased him.

John was very proud of his Portuguese heritage and traveled back to his native Azores. He will be remembered for his loving smile and contagious laugh, but most of all for his devotion to his dear wife, Frances.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 9am to 11am at the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford. His funeral service will be held in the funeral home following the visitation at 11:30 am. Interment in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford.