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Miguel B. Gilardez, 89, of Worcester died Wednesday March 9, 2016 in his home.
He is survived by his dedicated wife of 62 years, Adelina (Fuentes) Gilardez, his 8 children and 16 grandchildren, Federico Fuentes Gilardez and his wife Georgia Gilardez and their children Geoffrey Gilardez and Melissa Espino, Efren Fuentes Gilarez and his wife Lucilyn Gilardez and their children Joshua and Zythel Gilardez, Concepcion Kobashi and her husband Yo Kobashi and child Conashi Kobashi, Victoria Celucia and her husband Reynaldo Celucia and their children Molly Julianne, Glenn, Genesis and Joshua Gilardez, Lolita Gilardez – Kawai and her children Mika Kawai and Koko Nagoshi, Ricardo Fuentes Gilardez and his partner Jacky Wade, Edgar Fuentes Gilardez and his wife Maria Clarissa Lacastesantos Gilardez and their children Edrissa Claine, Rietzl, Cedrick and Florence Gilardez and Jacqueline Fuentes Gilardez and her child Rey Miguel Gilardez. Mr. Gilardez was born in Toledo City, Philippines, a son of Julio Gilardez and Vincenta Beciera Gilardez. Mr. Gilardez was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a kind hearted person, always caring, respectful, friendly, charming, charismatic and compassionate.
Mr. Gilardez was a maintenance worker for David Clark Co., and retired several years ago. Previously, he was a Quartermaster and travelled the world 41 years working for the Merchant Marine. Miguel was a very good cook and also loved reading, watching domestic and international news.
The funeral will be held on Saturday March 19, 2016 from DIRSA-MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 298 Grafton Street with a Mass at 10:00 A.M. in St. John's Church, 40 Temple Street. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home are Friday March 18, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.