Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service

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José João Raposo Da Encarnação

February 14, 1935September 3, 2019

José João Raposo Da Encarnação, age 84, of Los Banos, California passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. He was born February 14, 1935 in São Pedro, São Miguel, Açores to Berta Maria Correia and José João Raposa Da Encarnação.

José is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Ana Maria da Conceição Neves Correia Raposo da Encarnação of Los Banos; son Ricardo Encarnação and his wife Sara Gomez of Newman; brother João Da Encarnação of New Bedford, Massachusetts; brother Juvenal Raposo Da Encarnação of New Bedford, Massachusetts; brother Eduardo Da Encarnação of Los Angeles; brother Norberto Raposo Encarnação of New Bedford, Massachusetts; sister Berta Encarnação of New Bedford, Massachusetts; and grandchildren Kevin Encarnação, Kayla Encarnação, Daniel Alvarez, and Adrian Barnett.

Mr. Encarnação was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Vanda Maria Correia Arruda.

There will be a recitation of the rosary followed by a funeral mass for Mr. José João Raposo Da Encarnação at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church: 2602 S. Walnut Road, Turlock, California. He will be laid to rest after the services at Los Banos Cemetery: 16575 Center Avenue, Los Banos, California.

Services for José João Raposo Da Encarnação are in the care of Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service (FD504) in Turlock, California.


  • Ana Maria da Conceição Neves Correia Raposo da Encarnação, Wife
  • Ricardo Encarnação, Son
  • Sara Gomez, Daughter-in-law
  • Kevin Encarnação, Grandchild
  • Kayla Encarnação, Grandchild
  • Daniel Alvarez, Grandchild
  • Adrian Barnett, Grandchild
  • João Da Encarnação, Brother
  • Juvenal Raposo Da Encarnação, Brother
  • Eduardo Da Encarnação, Brother
  • Norberto Raposo Encarnação, Brother
  • Berta Encarnação, Sister

  • Juvenal Encarnação
  • Berta Encarnação
  • Eduardo Encarnação
  • Kevin Encarnação
  • Rick Encarnação
  • Daniel Alvarez
  • Mike Nunes
  • Kayla Nunes


  • Recitation of the Rosary Followed by a Funeral Mass Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019


José João Raposo Da Encarnação

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Norberto Encarnacao

September 14, 2019

I lost my brother Jose Joao. Not too long ago, I lost my sister Vanda. Both, Jose Joao and Vanda were victims of stupid cancers. I would like to go to the funeral of Jose Joao but I didn't go to the funeral because of my situation. My brother Jose Joao was mentor to the family. In the 60's, my brother Jose Joao help me a lot at Air Force Base 4 and I thank him so much. When I had a big accident at Air Force Base 4 and I was at military hospital for few days, my brother Jose Joao help me a lot and I thank him so much. However, in the 1970's, My brother Jose Joao said something and I disagreed with what he said. My brother Jose Joao looked at me and listen me without saying anything. Later, I concluded that Jose Joao was right and I was wrong because what he said was an opinion nothing else. Everybody has the right to his or her opinion. I hope Jose Joao accepts my apology. I am very concerned about Ana Maria. My deepest condolences to Ana Maria e Ricardo Encarnacao.
Norberto Encarnacao

Chris and John Luna

September 11, 2019

JJ and Anna were our first neighbors on Rainier Dr. when we moved from the bay area to Los Banos and we have lived across the street for 27 years!

I will never forget when they gave us a tour of their home years ago and showed me their large walk-in closet. It was like walking into a men’s clothing store as everything was color coded and perfectly placed. Their house looked like a model home.

They always have the most perfect yard and JJ was always so nice to us and our kids Tyler and Alyssa.

As we did not see them often we always knew they were there as wonderful
Neighbors and we will miss JJ very much! Please give Anna our condolences!
Chris and John Luna