Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service

286 West Main, Turlock, CA


Joe A. Faria

January 15, 1951October 1, 2019

Joe A. Faria, age 68, of Denair, California passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. He was born January 15, 1951 in Conceição, Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Açores to Hilda Alves and Manuel Faria.

Joe is survived by: his wife of 46 years, Durvalina Silva Faria of Denair; son Joey M. Faria (Leslie) of Delhi; daughter Diane F. Diniz (Tony) of Hilmar; daughter Janet M. Sousa of Turlock; daughter Denise A. Alves (Joey) of Turlock; sister Luisa Silva of Denair; and his grandchildren Anthony Diniz, Daniel Diniz, Lilyana Faria, Chase Faria, Jacob Faria, Joseph Alves, Noah Alves, and grandchild Abbigail Sousa.

Mr. Faria was a dedicated parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Turlock, Out Lady of Miracles in Gustine and Our Lady of Fatima.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents Manuel and Hilda Faria and two sisters, Grace Sousa and Georgina Machado.

A visitation for Mr. Joe A. Faria will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service: 286 W. Main Street, Turlock, California. A recitation of the rosary followed by a funeral mass will occur at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church: 1200 Lyons Avenue, Turlock, California. He will be laid to rest following the service at Turlock Memorial Park: 575 N. Soderquist Road, Turlock, California.

Serving as pallbearers are Anthony Diniz, Daniel Diniz, Michael Machado, Nelson Nunes, Michael Silva, Lance Gault, Ace Rocha, Manuel Sousa, Chase Faria, Joseph Alves, Jacob Faria, Noah Alves, and Chase Faria.

Services for Mr. Joe A. Faria are in the care of Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service (FD504) in Turlock, California.


  • Durvalina Silva Faria, Wife
  • Joey M. Faria, Son
  • Leslie Faria, Daughter-in-law
  • Diane F. Diniz, Daughter
  • Tony Diniz, Son-in-law
  • Janet M. Sousa, Daughter
  • Denise A. Alves, Daughter
  • Joey Alves, Son-in-law
  • Luisa Silva, Sister
  • Anthony Diniz, Grandchild
  • Daniel Diniz, Grandchild
  • Lilyana Faria, Grandchild
  • Chase Faria, Grandchild
  • Jacob Faria, Grandchild
  • Joseph Alves, Grandchild
  • Noah Alves, Grandchild
  • Abbigail Sousa, Grandchild

  • Anthony Diniz
  • Daniel Diniz
  • Michael Machado
  • Nelson Nunes
  • Michael Silva
  • Lance Gault
  • Ace Rocha
  • Manuel Sousa
  • Joseph Alves
  • Jacob Faria
  • Noah Alves
  • Chase Faria


  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Recitation of the Rosary Followed by a Funeral Mass Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019


Joe A. Faria

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Victor Cerqueira

October 7, 2019

I've known Joe most of my life, and although we only saw each other every so many years I will never forget the wonderful father he was, the great husband he was to Durvalina as well as the even greater family man he became. My memories of Joe are of happy memories and much respect for a life well lived and a life well loved. The world would be better off with more people like Joe Faria. Myself, along with my family will never forget what a beautiful person Joe was. Rest in Peace Joe and carry on your wonderful life while in heaven.

With all our love and deepest condolences,
Victor, Lolly and Sebastian Cerqueira

Lidia Rocha

October 6, 2019

Nada pode apagar a dor que estão sentindo, mas recebam os meus mais sinceros pêsames nesta hora de tanta tristeza. Que nosso Senhor o tenha na sua glória.

Um sentido abraço.

Linda Nichols

October 5, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Durvalina. I also extend my condolences to your whole family. This will be hard my friend but your a strong woman and a fighter. You have a beautiful family to help you through. May God be with you all.

Joe Pires

October 4, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to Durvalina and the Faria family:Diane,Janet,Joey and Denise 🙏: May he rest in peace!

Delio e natal Silva

October 4, 2019

Our deepest condolences to all the family may God comfort you at this difficult time may he rest in peace

Fatima Oliveira Valenzuela

October 3, 2019

My sincere condolences to Druvalina and family.
I have memories of him when we were neighbors during the late 70's and early 80's and I use to go watch Druvalina bake.

May His Soul Rest In Peace and give you all strength through these difficult moments.

Denise neto

October 3, 2019

To the family sorry for your loss I know what you all are going through losing my husband its gonna be hard and it's hard. Joe was a nice man known the family forever I'm here for all of you.

Maria Silveira

October 3, 2019

Hello to the family of Joe Faria my cousin he will be missed but our good old times and conversations will live on, very sorry I can’t be present at this very sad time but are in my heart,RIP Joe

My deepest and sincere sympathy

All my love

Maria Joao Silveira 🙏🙏❤️❤️