October 6, 1954January 14, 2012

Serafim Brasil Aguiar, Jr. October 6, 1954 - January 14, 2012 Beloved Father, Brother, and Friend Serafim Aguiar, 57, of Livingston, passed away peacefully in his daughters’ home in Atwater, CA. Born in Sao Jorge, Azores, Portugal, he immigrated with his family 45 years ago. Serafim grew up here in the valley, and spent his life working in the dairy industry. For over 30 years, he has worked as a milk tester. He took a lot of pride in the service he provided his customers, and was very happy that his daughters Lucia and Cecilia were going to carry on the family business. Serafim will always be remembered as an extremely dedicated, hard-working and generous man. He was beloved by many, and always had a smile. Serafim was president of the Modesto Portuguese Pentecost Association for 2010-2011, and it was blessing that he was able to fulfill this dream before he passed away. He was very active in his community and church, and had an unwavering faith in God. There was never any doubt in his mind that God was with him, and that life would work out exactly as it was meant to. He accepted his disease, and although he hoped for a miracle, he was thankful for the time he had on this earth, and that he was able to say his goodbyes and share his hard earned wisdom. Serafim loved life, and above all, he loved his family.

Serafim is survived by his children: Lucia, Cecilia, Gabrielle, Serafim, Maria Helena, Orlando, Eevo, and Nohely; his grandchildren Ariana, Lilian, Cristian and Emelia; and his brothers and sisters Maria, John, Joe, Connie, Serafina, Helen, Brigida, Tony, Teresa and Gina. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitehurst, Norton, Dias in Turlock, and any donations can be made through the funeral home. Services will be held at Our Lady of Assumption Church: 2602 S Walnut Rd, Turlock. Visitation- Friday, January 20, 2012 at 1PM-4PM at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel, 286 W. Main Street, Turlock, California Rosary- Friday, January 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm Funeral Mass- Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM Followed by burial at Turlock Memorial Park

Arrangements under the direction of Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service, Turlock, CA.


  • Visitation Friday, January 20, 2012
  • Rosary Service Friday, January 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 21, 2012


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Allan & Charleen Cahill

January 21, 2012

Serafim may you rest in peace. May your family be wrapped with the love of God at this time. Allan & Charleen Cahill

Clemente & Patricia Lopes & Sons

January 19, 2012

Our Deepest Sympathy goes to his children & Siblings. May God continue to Bless & Pray for the whole Aguiar Families.

Connie & Joe Madruga

January 19, 2012

Até Já, (see you later)Serafim, were one of your last words to me Thursday night. I never thought I would never talk to you again. God knows best, your pain was unberable. We know better place were there is no pain or suffering and meet up with mom and dad in heaven.
Our prayers for your children and grand children.

Scott Taylor

January 19, 2012

We at the California DHIA wish to extend our condolences at this difficult time. Serafim will always be remembered and he has left behind a legacy of family. Our thoughts will be with you and we wish you peace. His life was well lived and he now has gone to a place where he will have no pain or sorrows.

Brigida Aguiar

January 19, 2012

eu 'nao me escasa nada -i will never forget u always called me little sister ur joking ways of beimg serious the other side is a better resting place no pain

Diane castillo

January 19, 2012

We would like to wish you our deepest condolences. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. From your cousins : Diane and Ron Castillo (Fatima Leonardos daughter and and son-inlaw)

Cindy Andrade

January 18, 2012

Gabrielle & family,
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to his children & siblings. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Cherish the memories you have of him, as those will stay with you always.

From your cousins,
Fatima Leonardo & family of Oakdale

Isabel Haley

January 18, 2012

Rest in peace Tio Serafim.

Maryel Hübner

January 18, 2012

Not easy to find the right words to talk about him... I just have met him 15 years ago, and just have seen him 2 times since.. last time was this summer... he always was smiling and generous, happy of life even the sickness... he had a great life loved by his childs. I'm not a believer but I'm sure now he is somewhere in a beautiful place in peace and as always...smiling!!

Gina Aguiar Dinh

January 18, 2012

To my big brother at peace with the Lord. I am consoled by the fact that you are no longer suffering and that you are hanging out with mom and dad in heaven.
I will miss your sparkling eyes, your quirky sense of humor and hearing you call me "baby sister". I wish we had more time here on earth together, but as we both know, God has a plan and a purpose. We must trust that things are how they should be.
Rest in peace dear brother.