Manuel Goncalves Valim

January 17, 1938 - October 26, 2022

Manuel Goncalves Valim

Manuel Goncalves Valim, 84 years old, passed away on October 26th at his home in Antelope, CA.  Manuel passed away surrounded by his family after a battle with congestive heart failure.  He was the husband of Teresa Valim.  They shared 64 years together.


Born in Piedade, Pico, Azores, he was the son of Antonio Goncalves Valim e Hirondina Louriana Freitas.  He started working when he was 14 years old and retired at 62.  He was self-employed, owned several workshops making and repairing footwear.


He is survived by his spouse, Teresa Valim, his son Richard Valim, his brother Jose Valim, and sisters Merces Valim, and Teresa Xavier.


He was a member of Saint Elizabeth Church, and organization Luso America.  He enjoyed working in his garden.  He also enjoyed maintaining the grounds at Saint Elizabeth Church and playing cards.  He loved to travel and see new things.  He will be remembered for his humor and anecdotes.


The memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 17th at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Cemetery and Funeral Center at 6509 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA 95820.  The visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to the time of the service.


Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, URL:  Or you can mail donations (checks and money orders only) to:


ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place

Memphis, TN 38105