April 29, 1927September 10, 2013

Carreira, Daniel Joseph, 86, of Brandon entered into rest on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. He is survived by his four sons, Joseph, Daniel Jr., Andrew and Steve; two daughters, Debra and Cheryl; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Daniel was born in Ybor City on April 29, 1927, he was a lifetime resident. He was a carpenter for 16 years and educator for 27 years. He graduated from Hillsborough High School, a member of the Big Ten Championship Team and track team captain. He served in the Navy during World War II. He went to the University of Florida (was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity); a charter member of the University of South Florida, where he obtained a Bachelors in Secondary Education, Masters in Elementary Education, and a PHD in Elementary Childhood Education. After retirement from the Hillsborough County School System in 1979, he served as the Administrator at Tampa Baptist Academy where he retired in 1989. He was a Deacon and Elder at Tampa Baptist Church and Kirk of Dunedin for 45 years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Daniel’s name to Melech Hospice House in Temple Terrace.



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Dawn K

October 2, 2013

To the Family-I met Mr. Carreira at FMC and must say he was always the gentleman. Kind, caring, friendly, cheerful. No matter how he was feeling, he always had a smile and was appreciative. I am blessed to have known him.

September 13, 2013

We know that you are in the arms of Jesus today, and that's all that counts in life now. Pam and John Brown

Rodney & Sherry Cumbie

September 13, 2013

We have very fond memories of Mr. Carreira. We spent a lot of time at your house growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be missed.

Melody Craven

September 13, 2013

My heart is with your hearts in this very difficult time. I wish you God's blessings and peace that passes ALL understanding. He will be sorely missed.

September 13, 2013

Dear Debbie, Cheryl and family.

We were so sorry to learn of Dan's passing, but we know he is so happy to be reunited in heaven with Dot. Debbie and Cheryl you know you have always been like second daughters to us and we will always cherish the time we got to spend with you, Dan and your precious family at the beach. Know that our love and prayers are with you at this time. Love in Christ, Roger and Janis

Drew Taylor

September 12, 2013

Dan Carreira, was a great role model for all of us young people that grew up under his guidance and care. He sincerely cared for young people and always strived and succeeded to better himself and everyone he came in contact. May he now rest in peace and enjoy the treasures that he so richly deserves in heaven. The world will miss this man. Hope to see him again someday.

September 12, 2013


Ronald Chesser

September 12, 2013

So sorry to hear about your lost. I had a great childhood growing up at Riverside Baptist Church. I have fond memories there being around his sons Joe and Danny. I can remember my mother and there mother sharing in the discipline of us and other children as well as other mother's at that era in time. When I look back on it, there was no greater time to be a kid. What a great inspiration their father was to all of us. When ever you saw him, he was always smiling, and always had something nice to say. You could tell he was always full of life , and was such a motivator , and had such a passion for the church, and was so enriched by family. What a lesson in life he was for all of us. I'm glad I had him in my life at an early age. Every time someone wants to talk about Riverside Baptist Church, I always bring up names I remember and Mr. Dan Carreira's name always comes up. I wanted to share. Ronald Chesser

Larry McGrath

September 12, 2013

Danny was a key employee at Acousti Engr. in the 50's & 60's. Our sympathy and prayers are with family.

Rachel Taylor-Rubottom

September 12, 2013

A sweet and loving man has entered into the arms of God and His angels.