Jose Amaral

March 19, 1935April 16, 2010

Hyannis – Jose Amaral, 75, passed away April 16, 2010. Born in the Azores, he spent his early years there until relocating to Canada at age 27 to join his brother in the restaurant business. Prior to leaving the Azores, he met and married his wife Maria Cecilia. In 1972 they relocated to Hyannis where he started his own business, Sunrise Landscaping. He was self-employed during the majority of his working life.

He loved gardening, telling jokes and was an avid sports enthusiast. He was a devoted family man and will be remembered for his sense of humor and love of life. He is survived by his wife Maria Cecilia, daughter, Loren Amaral of Clinton and his brother, Manuel Sousa and wife Maria of Canada. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be on Thursday April 21, 2010 from 4-8pm at the Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St. Hyannis, MA 02360. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday April 22 2010 at 10 at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville. Interment will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.

Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Parkinsons Foundation 1359 Broadway Suite 1509, New York NY 10018 or the Diabetes Foundation P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA. 22312


  • Burial Friday, April 23, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, April 22, 2010
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 23, 2010

Jose Amaral

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April 23, 2010

Mrs Amaral and Loren (Little One),
You are in our thoughts, when my Mother called I could not believe it. Just know we are thinking of you and send you stength to help get you thru this difficult time.
Kristin, Geoff, Casey and Lindsey Sohoel-Smith

Julie Police

April 22, 2010

Loren and Mrs. Amaral
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jennifer Turkkan (Maki)

April 22, 2010

My deepest sympathy to Loren and Mrs. Amaral. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Howard & Marilyn Whelden

April 21, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Roberta BArber

April 21, 2010

My deepest sympathy to Loren and Mrs. Amaral. Mr. Amaral touched my life and will always have a place in my heart.

The Staff of Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home Funeral Service Incorporated

April 21, 2010

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

Joao Ferreira

April 19, 2010

Our Deepest Condolences to the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. From Mr. & Mrs. Joao Ferreira and Family.