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* Family History of Alyssa and Grace Pimentel*

Updated August 29, 2008

I am researching my family, most of whom originate in the parish of Santa Cruz in the village of Lagoa, on the island of São Miguel, Açores. The following were my grandparent's surnames:
* Pimentel ( and de Brum)
* De Medeiros Teotonio
* Borges-Garcia
* Bernardo-Andrade - from Nossa Senhora do Rosario, Lagoa

I am also researching my wife's family, most of whom originate in the parish of Santissima Trinidade, in the village of Capelo, on the island of Faial, Açores. The following were her grandparent's surnames:
* de Sousa - from Fajã da Ovelha, Calheta, Madeira
* Braga
* da Rosa
* de Vargas Martins


Mariano M. Pimentel, Jr.

51 Plain Street
Taunton, MA 02780
United States

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  • Joao Dutra da Rosa and Philomena Silveira Goulart (229 KB)
    These are Robin's great-grandparents. They were born in Faial, but married July 3, 1915 at Saint Anthony's Church in Taunton, Massachusetts.
  • The Pimentel family in 1974 (203 KB)
    This is a picture taken of the Pimentel family in 1974. This is one of the few photos that capture the entire family. It was taken at White's of Westport at the wedding of Manuel and Regina Filomena (Camara)Pimentel Brum.
  • Joao DeMedeiros Teotonio and Maria Sofia Borges (195 KB)
    This is a picture of my paternal great-grandparents. (My father's mother's parents)
  • My Parents Wedding Day with guests. (249 KB)
    This is a picture of Mariano Manuel DeMedeiros Pimentel and Eduarda Maria Borges Garcia on their wedding day, July 4, 1956 at the church of Notre Dame de La Garde in Quebec, Canada.
  • The church in Santa Cruz, Lagoa (403 KB)
    A Igreja da Santa Cruz, Lagoa, São Miguel.
  • Jose Garcia Martins and Maria Garcia Vargas (68 KB)
    Alyssa and Grace's Great-great grandparents. Laura "Nana" Rose's parents. The picture on the table is that of Maria do Carmo Rose, the girls' grandmother.
  • Alyssa and Grace Pimentel -- February 2004 (34 KB)
    Picture of Alyssa E and Grace E Pimentel taken in February of 2004.
  • Joao Brum and Marianna Emilia (135 KB)
    These are my great-great grandparents. (They are my grandmother -- Gloria Bernardo Andrade's maternal grandparents. They were born c. 1845. They had eight children.
  • Matanca do Porco (57 KB)
    In this photo, my mother (third from the left in the middle) and her sister and brothers prepare the necessary items required for the "killing of a pig." The matanca was both social and practical. Family and friends gathered for the occasion AND everything in the pig was used for sustenance...morcela, linguica, chourico, carne do porco, etc...

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