James D. "Papa" Aguiar, age 65, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Lancier) Aguiar to whom he has been married for the past 43 years.
Born in Fall River, a son of Henry Aguiar of Fall River and the late Hilda (Amarello) Aguiar, he was a lifelong resident of the city.
A graduate of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, class of 1964, he was a Veteran serving in the National Guard for over 30 years. Mr. Aguiar was a Union Carpenter for the Local #1305 for over 30 years, retiring in 2007. He also worked at the Otis Air Force Base for many years. He enjoyed traveling, riding his motorcycle and working with his son.
Surviving in addition to his wife and father, two sons; James Aguiar Jr. and his wife Cheryl and Scott Aguiar and his wife Lorraine all of Fall River, one daughter; Jennifer Brodeur and her husband Paul of Berkley, three sisters; Gertrude Aguiar of Fall River, Susan Zielke of Assonet and Judith Aguiar of Fall River, two brothers; Ronald Aguiar of Uxbridge and Steven Aguiar of Tiverton, five grandchildren; Devin and Raistlyn Aguiar, Shane Brodeur, Samantha Aguiar and Kya Brodeur, a brother in law; Raymond Kearns of Utah, two sister in laws; Barbara LaPointe and Deborah Belisle both of Fall River and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Paul and David Aguiar.
His Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 5 PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter Street, Fall River. Visiting hours will be held prior 2-5 PM. Contributions in his honor may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, 1 State Street, Suite 100, Providence, RI 02908. Burial private. For tributes and directions www.waring-sullivan.com