Leonel Ribeiro Terra

05/30/1932 - 10/20/2021


Obituary For Leonel Ribeiro Terra

Leonel R. Terra, 89, of Fremont died October 20, 2021 surrounded by his family including his loving wife Conceicao of 68 years. He was born May 30, 1932 in Faial Azores to Maria da Rosario and Jose Ribeiro Terra, he had 5 siblings (2) brothers and (3) sisters. Leonel is survived by his wife Maria Conceicao, his 5 children (Ana, Maria, Tony, Tina, and Rui) their spouses, his (12) Grandchildren (8) Great Grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, (Leonildo Terra), and 2 sisters, (Filomena Amaral) and (Lina Goulart), and many Nieces and Nephews. He was proceeded in death by his Mother, Father, sister, and younger brother Jose (Joe).

He came to the United States in 1967 and then applied for his family to come to the United States in 1968 for a better life. His first job was as a pipe fitter in Niles, then he started working at Leslie Salt in Newark in 1971 and retired in 1997. Once he retired he enjoyed spending time with his Family, especially his Grandchildren. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, watching soccer (Porto) was his team and of course the Raider games.

Visitation will be on Sunday, November 7, 2021, 2pm-5pm with a Vigil Service at 3pm at Fremont Chapel of the Roses, 1940 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, CA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 8, 2021, 1pm at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA. A Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.


7 Nov


02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Fremont Chapel Of The Roses 1940 Peralta Blvd Fremont, CA 94536 Get Directions »
7 Nov

Vigil Service

03:00 PM

Fremont Chapel Of The Roses 1940 Peralta Blvd Fremont, CA 94536 Get Directions »
8 Nov

Funeral Mass

01:00 PM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church 37588 Fremont Boulevard Fremont, CA 94536 Get Directions »
8 Nov


02:30 PM

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery 26320 Mission Blvd. Hayward, CA 94544 Get Directions »
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  • 01/19/2024

    Dad, I wanted to just say that I miss you so much. some days are harder then others. its a lie when they say it gets easier. no such thing. you just learn to live without. I think of you daily, and wish I could hear your voice again. I hope you are living in Paradise now with no pain. its tough here without you. love and miss you dearly Dad. Decanse en Paz Pai...

  • 11/02/2021

    Leonel may you now Rest In Peace not in pain. It broke my heart to see you not be able to do all the things that you enjoyed to do. I will always be thankful for everything you did for my family. God bless you. You will always be in my heart

  • 11/02/2021

    Grandpa, I'm pushing tryna be strong like I know you'd want me to be but some days are harder than other's. You meant the world to me, you were my hero. I'm gonna forever miss you Grandpa, we all are. Thank you for everything you've done for me and the family as a whole. I love you so much. Until we meet again.. Rest in eternal paradise 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • 11/02/2021

    Grandpa, It has been hard these last 2 weeks without you here. I miss your phone calls to come over to fix something for you . I miss seeing you wait for you bus in the mornings . I've been visiting grandma everyday just to make sure she ok.😢 I know we will all get through this difficult time, but it will also take so time . May you rest external life with God , your Parents , and siblings . See you in my dreams ! I Love & Miss you ! 💋

  • 11/02/2021

    Dad, I knew one day you would have to go but, this day was so sudden. II will always hold you in my heart and I will do my best to guide Mom through this difficult time. Your home has been filled with bodies, but so empty without you. I love you so much Dad. May God grant you eternal life in Heaven. Till we meet again. I miss you so much already. Your Baby Girl.... Tina

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