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Obituary for Armando da Silva Braz

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Armando da Silva Braz, 93 years old, of Tinton Falls, NJ, died Sunday, May 26, 2019 after a massive stroke on Hospice at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune.

Armando was the husband of his late beloved wife of 55 years Carmen Duallo Braz, son of the late Joaquim and Francisca Braz as well as his late brothers Tulio, Raul, Anacleto (Nick), and Bertrand Braz. He was born in Faro in the Algarve region of Portugal. He immigrated to the United States in his late teens and shortly joined the United States Army seeing service in the European theater during WWII. He then obtained his United States citizenship from said service. Before moving to Seabrook in Tinton Falls, Armando previously lived in Manahawkin, NJ, Severna Park, MD, Edison, NJ, as well as East Orange, NJ. He is survived by two sons and three daughters: Armando (Dino) and Carmen Braz of Lebanon; Frances and Barry McDonough of Plainsboro; Ric and Lucie Braz of Morganville; Karen (K.C.) Braz of Bethlehem, PA; and Debi and Bob Case of Annapolis, MD. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Daniel Braz and Amanda Braz Olivo (Mat); Ryan McDonough (Shana), Derek McDonough, and Rachel McDonough Dawson (Ian); Eric (Amy) and Justin Braz; Armando (Niko) Braz; and Kyle, Tyler, and Brandi Case. In addition, he also leaves behind his six great-grandchildren: Robbie and Clayton Braz; Lilly, Arden, and Ridge McDonough; Joaquin and Alessandra Braz; and Avery Dawson and his pet dog, Lua. Additionally, he leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews and their families.
Armando was an Electronic Technician who began his career at Curtiss Wright where he served as a Shop Steward in the Union and also worked in management. In addition, he was employed by McCalls transferring from NJ to MD. From there he began his long career at the Library of Congress in D.C. often being sent on assignments such as to India and France. Armando was a very motivated person and was proud to earn his GED before his children graduated.

Armando always enjoyed playing soccer as a child and continued this passion throughout his adulthood even coaching various travel soccer teams in Severna Park, MD, as well as Old Bridge, NJ well into his 60’s. His other hobbies were designing landscaping, gardening, watching boxing, creating stain glass works, and building his own fish ponds, Armando was always active, enjoying long walks (up to three miles a day even into his 90’s), and hosted many family gatherings especially his yearly Memorial Day Holiday. He could be described as a “Jack-of-all-Trades, undertaking many endeavors on his own. People found him to be a very positive person, very social, friendly, polite, gentlemanly, warm, helpful, caring, hopeful, and always with a smile. His famous words were: “It will be better next year” and “That’s it!”

Another thing is when people asked, “What nationality are you? “ He would proudly reply: “American”. Then they would ask, “Where did you get that accent?” And Dad would say, “Do you mean where am I from?” Dad would reply, “From Portugal.”

Quick Facts:
Armando was extremely proud to be an American and loved this country
Absolutely loved dogs and had them all his life
Never cursed
Hard worker
De-trained dogs in army
People would mistake Ric for Armando, then he would say “he’s my younger brother”
Loved Applebees with his Long Island Iced Tea
Had many Crab Fests at his home
Said he didn’t have an accent; people just listened with an accent

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 12:00 pm until the time of the service at 2:00 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch.He will be interred at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date at a private burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his honor may be made to the John Quadrino Foundation, 3223 Juniper Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044. This foundation provides financial assistance not covered by other organizations to needy children with cancer and/or their families, from emergency needs to life enhancing extras. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence, light a memorial candle or make a memorial donation by selecting the appropriate tab.

Visitation

When Saturday, June 1st, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location
Damiano Funeral Home
Address
191 Franklin Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Service Information

When
Saturday, June 1st, 2019 2:00pm
Location
Damiano Funeral Home
Address
191 Franklin Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Interment Information

Location
Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Address
350 Province Line Road
Arneytown, NJ 08562
Interment Extra Info
All burial services will be held privately.