Edward Medeiros Bandarra
June 5, 1925 – July 14, 2018
Edward Medeiros Bandarra, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the oldest of five children, to John M. and Agnes Bandarra. He joined the US Army in 1944 and served in Germany and Vienna, Austria where he met the love of his life, Maria, to whom he was married the next 67 years. Stationed at Ft. Ord in 1959, he served two tours in Korea, was an instructor at Ft. Ord and retired from active service in 1965. He continued in his specialty in civil service until his final retirement at age 67. A proud American and Veteran, he raised Old Glory daily at his residence in Seaside until his health failed at age 91. He enjoyed gardening, was a regular at the Pattullo Swim Center, a 20 year member of Stage Stompers square dance club, a volunteer at Senior Legal Services office for some 20 years, and a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Seaside, CA. He is survived by his wife, Maria: sons John (Lorrie) Lake Tahoe, NV, Brian (Barbara) Wheaton IL: five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, sisters Evelyn, Lillian, brother Gilbert and dozens of nieces and nephews. The family gives special thanks to the caregivers at Carmello Park Assisted Living Facility. Mass will be held on Friday September 14, 2018 at 1:30, St. Francis Xavier Church, 1475 La Salle Ave., Seaside, CA with inurnment at 3:30, California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery and a reception/celebration of his life afterwards. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Alzheimer's Association or Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Foundation.
- Memorial Mass Friday, September 14, 2018
- Inurnment Friday, September 14, 2018
Edward Medeiros Bandarra
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September 16, 2018
First of all, Mrs. Bandarra we wish to send our heart felt condolences during this difficult time. Mr. B. and you have enjoyed a great life together. I have wonderful memories of you, Mr. B. and your family. I always appreciated his kindness. Mr. B lived a full life and served our country with distinction. Angelica's son Gregory Miguel is currently at the Naval Academy. I remember you saying Brian served in the Navy.
My wife Victoria hope to someday to stop in to see you.
We are living in LaCrescent Minnesota looking after my Vickie's mother. I am working at the St. Rose Convent in LaCrosse Wisconsin. I love working with the sisters.
God Bless you and your family.