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Adriano Estanislau

September 17, 1929 ~ January 3, 2021 (age 91)


Adriano Estanislau resident of East Longmeadow, MA passed away on Jan 3, 2021 at the age of 91. He was born in Évora de Alcobaça, Portugal on 17 Sept 1929 son of Antonio Estanislau and Justina da Conceição. He had 8 brothers and 3 sisters. His father died when he was only 5 years old. He moved to Angola in 1953 after completing his military service in Portugal. He married Celeste Dias Furtado in 1956 in Catumbela and settled in the beautiful city of Lobito on the Atlantic coast. He put himself through school and worked as an accounting manager for CFB railway (Caminhos de Ferro de Benguela) by day and tutored math sciences by night. Together they had 3 sons. Victor Emanuel Furtado Estanislau, the oldest passed away at the age of 5 from Leukemia. He is survived by his loving wife Celeste and their son Tony Estanislau and daughter in-law Barbara Estanislau, their daughters Jessica Celeste and husband Michael Filangeri, and Leah Marie and her husband Andrew Munson. His son Peter Estanislau and daughter in-law Carolyn Estanislau and their three children Dominic Jorge, John Filipe and Alexandra Maria. He left Angola in 1975 at the start of the civil war. He moved back to Portugal with the family to Caldas da Rainha where he taught math sciences for a year, and then immigrated to the EUA on November 4, 1976. He and his family moved to Ludlow, MA where he settled and became a US citizen until his retirement in 1995 from Eastern Container Corp as production manager. He was a dedicated family man, a devout catholic, who enjoyed teaching sciences and in his spare time reading, so much so that he wore down dictionaries, one of his favorite books. The other titled, Livro do Desassossego about the poet Fernando Pessoa. His other favorite activities were toiling in his garden and vacationing in Portugal in the summer time. He will be missed by his loving family, sister Teodora, brother Ramiro, his numerous nieces and nephews in Portugal, Brasil and USA, friends and all those that had the opportunity to have been schooled or simply got to meet him. May God Bless and give him eternal rest. Donations may be made in Adriano’s memory to For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit

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