OBITUARY

Jose "Joe" Ferreira Pacheco

October 9, 1947March 12, 2019

Jose “Joe” Ferreira Pacheco was born in the Vila of São Sebastião, Terceira, Açores on October 9, 1947. Joe was 71 years old when he passed away on March 12, 2019 in Fresno, California at the Fresno Community Regional Medical Center. Joe Pacheco ran his own dairy for over 20 years until he sold the dairy. Then he began working for Tony Cox part time. His greatest accomplishment was his children, whom he loved with all his heart. His greatest passion was bullfights. Another passion he had was his garden. He was able to grow anything he put his mind to. Joe also had the great passion of being a part of the Portuguese community. Joe Pacheco's surviving family is his wife Luisa Pacheco and their three children, Diana Pacheco with her three children, Justin Holstine, Jessica Holstine and Austin Holstine; Joey Pacheco and his two children Noah Pacheco and Dyllon Pacheco and Sandra Pacheco with her two children Zabian Pacheco and Zaria Pacheco with her daughter Luna. Joe also has his brother Eliseu Pacheco and his sister Dolores Borges with their children. Joe’s parents are both deceased; father Jose Pacheco and his Mother Maria Pacheco. We would like to thank everyone that came and payed respects and to those who have been here for the family in such a difficult time.

Services

20 March

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

People's Funeral Chapel

501 N. Douty Street
Hanford, California 93230

Rosary Service at 6:00 p.m.
20 March

Rosary Service

6:00 pm

People's Funeral Chapel

501 N. Douty Street
Hanford, California 93230

21 March

Funeral Mass

11:00 am

St. Brigid Catholic Church

1001 N. Douty Street
Hanford, California 93230

Burial Following at Calvary Cemetery ~ Hanford, California
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Biography

Hello. Today we are all here to celebrate the life of Jose “Joe” Ferreira Pacheco, as well as saying goodbye to a wonderful, much loved man. For those whom may not know me I am “either Zaria or Jessica” I am Joe Pacheco’s Granddaughter. I want to take a moment to thank you all for coming today and a special thank you to everyone who traveled to get here.

Sparkly blue-eyed Joe Pacheco came into this world on October 9, 1947, in São Sebastião, Terceira Açores. Joe was the oldest of three children, Sister Dolores and brother Eliseu.

Joe left Terceira when he was 16 years old to see what California had to offer. He then returned to Terceira when he was 22 to find the woman of his dreams, Luisa Gomes. Joe enjoyed going to and hosting bullfights. Fate would have it that he would meet, what would be his wife of 48 years at a bullfight. It was love at first sight, for they were married within a month on October 3, 1970. During their life together, they had three children: Joey, Diana, and Sandra.

Joe and his family moved to Idaho and opened a Dairy. During their time in Idaho, they had a booming business and constantly a full house of family. Favorite memories were holidays spent together, riding four wheelers, feeding the calves, and Joe’s favorite quote to tease people when people they said it-smelt bad was “It smells like money”. After 10 years in Idaho, they returned to California.

Joe was well known, loved to laugh, and be a prankster. Anyone who knew Joe knew that he did not take life too seriously and was known for cracking jokes. A funny memory was during the 4th of July, everyone would run from Joe knowing he was going to throw the bloom flower fireworks at their feet.

Joe loved to have a good time. He went on multiple cruises and traveled to different parts of the world. It was always a party with Joe around. Once arriving to his home, you were presented with a shot and endless laughter.

With the thrill for hosting and having a good time, Joe and Luisa were President of many fiesta’s and kept the Portuguese community united. Uniting them through different events as well as celebrating his Catholic faith during fiestas, and attending Church on Sundays. The fiesta’s is also, where Joe loved to dance.

Joe taught us that life is to be enjoyed. He touched so many lives and will be greatly missed. He taught us to work hard, be kind, and when life gets difficult to shake it off and start over the next day. There will never be a man quite like Joe Pacheco. Missing you now and forever. Good-bye Sweet Joe.