Manuel J. Goulart, 77, formerly of Bristol

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Manuel J. Goulart, 77, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Orange Park, Fla. He was born on Jan. 18, 1940 in Madalena, Pico, Azores, Portugal to Alberto and Maria Angela Goulart.

Of the Catholic faith, he was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Church in Bristol prior to moving to Orange Park recently. He worked as an electrical tester in the power cable industry and retired from The Okonite Company. His memberships and involvements include the Filarmonica União e Progresso Madalense, Bristol Sports, Portuguese Continental Union, Project Bay, Banda Filarmonica Santa Isabel, and Confraternizacao De Picoenses. Above all, he was a loving and devoted husband, father, and vavô. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mr. Goulart was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Carlos Alberto Goulart, and his sister-in-law, Maria De Lurdes Goulart. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Fernanda Cabral Goulart; two children, Elizabeth Almeida (Eduardo) and Rui Goulart (Carmilda); two grandchildren, Chelsea Almeida and Brittany Rodrigues; and a great-granddaughter, Isabel Almeida.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 15 at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, Fla. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m., officiated by Fr. Jaisemon Xaviour. Interment will immediately follow in Jacksonville Memory Gardens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of NE Florida, 4237 Salisbury Road, Ste # 406, Jacksonville, FL, 32216; by phone: 904-281-9077; or online at www.alz.org.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.jacksonvillememorygardens.com.

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