Antonio was born in Espalhafatos, Faial, Acores, to Luis Furtado Brum and Josefina Freitas. He grew up spending time outdoors surrounded by his siblings and cousins and often reflected on the great fun they had together. He spent some time living in Setubal and often reflected on his experiences and schooling while there. He immigrated to the United States in 1968, joining siblings in creating a new life.
He married Maria de Fatima on March 29th, 1980 and together they raised Tony’s children Raynold and Sara and then together had Rita. He proudly worked in multiple trades and spoke very fondly of his accomplishments and friendships he maintained. He loved pointing out locations where his work was displayed. Camping was his favorite pastime – he could be found at New Brighton State Park, Sugar Pine Point in Lake Tahoe, and Pismo Beach inviting people to check out his Apache Mesa Pop Up. There was never a dull moment or empty stomach when he was around.
He was a very passionate fan of SL Benfica, San Jose Sharks, and the San Jose Earthquakes. Tony greatly enjoyed watching sports, cooking, gardening, upgrading his home and spending time with his loved ones. His legacy of his handywork can be found throughout his home. Tony especially enjoyed socializing at Wednesday night dinners at Casa do Benfica. He welcomed everyone and was welcome everywhere. His smile and positive outlook was contagious to anyone he came across.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, three children, granddaughter Joia, five siblings Jose, Gilberto, Luis, Filomena, and Cecilia and their respective partners and children. He was happiest with his family around and now is reunited with others who have passed. He will always be remembered as a dedicated husband, loyal brother, goofy uncle, loving father and doting grandfather.
In honor of one of Antonio's favorite past times, feel free to donate to the California State Parks Foundation to keep the parks beautiful for generations to come
Its the California State Parks Foundation , since he loved camping.
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