Egidio Lopes Martins
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A Mass was celebrated this week for Egidio Lopes Martins, 77, a Tracy resident who had worked 20 years in the dairy industry. He died Friday at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital.

Mr. Martins was born Sept. 1, 1936, in Altares, Terceira, Azores. He worked as a milker, seven years in Newman and 13 years at Ornellas Dairy of Tracy. He was a parishioner of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Amelia L. Martins of Tracy; four daughters, Connie Henson, and her husband, Delwyn, Mary Smith, Anna Martins and Debbie Martins, all of Tracy; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Jose and Jesuina Martins; and a brother, John Martins.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Thursday at St. Bernard’s, followed by burial in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation was observed Wednesday at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave.

Contributions in Mr. Martins’ name may be sent to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Building Fund, 163 W. Eaton Ave, Tracy, CA 95376.

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