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Jose G Da Rosa

August 8, 1942 ~ August 28, 2021 (age 79)

Tribute

Jose Garcia Da Rosa, mostly known as Jose Barata, was born in

Espalhafatos, Faial, Azores on August 8, 1942 to Manuel Garcia Da Rosa and

Maria da Gloria Bulcao. He was the youngest of nine siblings. He married his

school sweetheart, the love of his life, Maria Deolinda Machado in 1962 at

the age of 19. A year later their first child was born and a month later he was

drafted in the Portuguese army where he served in Terceira and Faial for 30

months. During this time three more children were born.

In December of 1967, Jose and his loving wife and children left the Azores

Islands and moved to San Jose, California for a better future. Immediately he

started working for his brother-in-law Augustine Machado’s landscaping

business. Within two years his last two children were born. In 1977 he began

working at Independence High School in San Jose as a gardener and retired

in 2004 after 27 years of service.

Retirement gave him more time to tend to his many fruit trees which always

produced an abundance of fruit to share with family, friends, neighbors and

the homeless. Most days you could find him at the local flea market getting

his exercise walking while looking for treasures such as garden statuary

which he would paint and restore, and this kept him very active and busy.

Dad had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh with his

silly jokes and pranks. His passion was watching soccer on tv and playing

dominoes with family. He loved The Lord very much and was a man of great

faith. He was taken from us too soon due to complications from cancer at

Kaiser Santa Clara surrounded by his loving wife and children on August 28,

2021. He was a very loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great

grandfather. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 59 years Maria Deolinda;

six children: Maria Fatima (Phil), Jose, Amy (Blake), Tomas, Fernando, Connie

(Michael);

thirteen grandchildren;

four great grandchildren;

three siblings: Evagelina, Regina, and Manuel Pedro (Teresa)

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Services

Visitation
Monday
October 4, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Darling & Fischer Garden Chapel
471 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95112
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Family Visitation
Tuesday
October 5, 2021

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Darling Fischer Garden Chapel
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Final Respects
Tuesday
October 5, 2021

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Five Wounds Portuguese National Church
1375 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95116
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Rosary
Tuesday
October 5, 2021

10:30 AM
Five Wounds Portuguese National Church
1375 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95116
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Funeral Mass
Tuesday
October 5, 2021

10:50 AM
Five Wounds Portuguese National Church
1375 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95116
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Graveside Service
Tuesday
October 5, 2021

12:30 PM
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2650 Madden Ave
San Jose, CA 95116
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