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“What a wonderful tribute to your dad, you guys did an amazing job celebrating hid life. He left a wonderful legacy. God Bless yo ”
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“Hi Dean, Chris, Dale and FamilyHeard some good memories today as you spoke about your dad. He was such a good man. Sorry I did not get to see you but...Read More »
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Lucius D. Mendes passed away peacefully on February, 21, 2020. He was born in the Village of Sagamore, Massachusetts on May 17, 1925 to Manuel and Zulmira Mendes. He was the oldest child of 11 boys and 3 girls.

Preceding him in death are his beloved wife Rosetta A. Mendes, daughter Paula (Mendes) Collins, grandson Michael Collins and granddaughter Ashely Amado. He is survived by his son Dale Mendes, daughter-in-law, Jenny Mendes and granddaughter Lucy Mendes of Millbury, MA; his son Dean Mendes and daughter-in-law, Tina Mendes of Clifton Park, NY; his son Chris Mendes of Lilburn, GA; his granddaughter, Lamonique Pierre and her husband Louis Pierre of Snellville, GA; his grandson, Lamonte Collins and fiancé Kristy Motherway of Taunton, MA; his granddaughter, Shardae Mendes and her husband Tony Muller and daughter Sophie Muller of Summit, NJ. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Louis, Michael, Lamont and Isaiah and brothers Roy, Joe, Manuel, Jim, George, Robert, and sisters, June, Vivian and Mary.

Mr. Mendes was raised on the family farm on the banks of the Cape Cod canal. As a child he watched the construction of the Sagamore bridge which was completed in 1935. Mr. Mendes loved to tell the story of how his mother made the dangerous trip from her native Cape Verde on a sail boat across the north Atlantic Ocean. He was very proud of his Cape Verdean ethnicity and told many stories about the culture and the connection to families that settled in Massachusetts. Mr. Mendes was fluent in Cape Verdean Creole.

Mr. Mendes graduated from Bourne High School in 1943. During that time, he worked in the local cranberry bogs picking cranberries in what he described as the most difficult job he ever held. In 1944 he moved to Boston and in 1947 he moved to Canton, MA and began working as a pressman at the Plymouth Rubber Company.

On December 22, 1951 he married Rosetta Perry and in 1954 they moved into a newly constructed home in the town of Easton, MA. Together they made a comfortable life, raised four children and two grandchildren and were very invested in the local community. Mr. and Mrs. Mendes were happily married for 54 years. Mr. Mendes served as an assistant Little League baseball coach and also was a member of the Lions Club and the Jaycees. He also spent number of years as a member of the Westgate Lanes men's bowling league. In 1972 Mr. Mendes was promoted to a production control planner position at Plymouth Rubber and moved into management. He stayed in that position until his retirement from the company in 1987, which concluded 40 years of service.

In 1977 Mr. Mendes began working part-time in the men's clothing department at what was then known as Jordan Marsh, which was later sold to Macy's. This position was intended to help save extra money for college tuition for his children, however he enjoyed it so much that he stayed on until 2009 when he was 84 years old.

Mr. Mendes was an avid sports fan and also passionate about reading, history and geography. To many of his friends and family he was the go-to person for sports history and statistics and could have easily served as a sports historian. In the late 1970's he served as a volunteer reporter who submitted articles on the Oliver Ames High School boy's cross country team to the Easton Journal and the Brockton Enterprise newspapers. He was a passionate supporter of his children and grandchildren's athletic teams as well as all of the New England professional sports teams.

In 2009 Mr. Mendes moved to Lawrenceville, GA to be closer to his granddaughter and spent the remainder of his life there until his passing.

Friends and relatives are respectfully welcome to attend visiting hours 9:00am to 11:00am; Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte. 138) Easton. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be made in Mr. Mendes memory to the Ames Free Library via this link please scroll to the bottom for details.