Dr Peter Rodrigues

Dr Peter Joseph Rodrigues passed away peacefully at home in Beckenham, Kent on Friday 5th April 2024. Born in Nairobi, Kenya. Son of the late Martin / late Rosana Rodrigues. Brother to Bernie / Flavio Gracias and uncle to Martin / Alice Gracias. The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday 28th May 2024 at 11.30am at St Edmund’s Church, 20 Village Way, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3NP, followed by Cremation at 1.00pm at Beckenham Crematorium, Elmers End Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TD.

The Mass will be live-streamed at
The “Wake” will follow at St Edmunds Hall (opposite the Church). If you are attending the “wake”, kindly email or “whatsapp to 07748 986765 (for catering purposes). In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Dr Peter Rodrigues, to the Goan Welfare Society UK (Registered Charity No. 280542).

Payment can be made directly into the bank: Goan Welfare Society UK, HSBC Bank, Sort Code: 40-22-30 Account No. 01435981 (reference: Peter Rodrigues), or cheques payable to ‘The Goan Welfare Society UK’ can be sent to: 17 Firs Drive, Cranford, Middlesex, TW5 9TA. Please endorse your cheque ‘Peter Rodrigues’ on the back. Condolences to:

Monica Fernandes

Monica Fernandes

passed away on 7th February 2024, in Sydney, Australia due to Aneurism.

Born 5th May 1932 in Mombasa, Kenya. Widow of the late Joe Neves, mother of Neville (Marie) and Nigel. Grandmother of the late Fabreece and Julian. Emigrated to London in October, 1974. Prominent member of the GOA (UK). Emigrated to Sydney in Jan 1993.

The funeral service was held on Monday 19th February 2024 at 11:00am at St Margaret Marys Catholic Church, 5 Chetwynd Road, Merrylands. Burial at Pinegrove Cemetery, Kington Street, Minchinbury. Messages of condolences can be sent to
The family kindly ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Brain Foundation,

Monica Fernandes was an active member of the G.O.A. (UK) for many years and helped to maintain the membership register until she left the UK in 1993. Her late husband, Neves Fernandes, also played an active role in the management of the G.O.A. (UK). He was the Treasurer in 1977, the Vice-President in 1979 and President in 1982

Victor De Menezes
London Uk (ex Uganda)

On 29 January 2024 he passed away peacefully at home aged 90 years. Beloved husband of Zita (Maria) and loving father of Renee and Michael. Loving grandfather deeply missed by Isabella, Ciara and Ethan. He was family orientated keeping in contact with his brother’s and cousin’s family as well as babysitting the grandchildren on a weekly basis when they were young and seeing them monthly over the last few years.

A person of great faith, he had the personality and charisma to make friends no matter the situation and his witty sense of humour will be sorely missed. Since retiring he liked to go to the theatre, have meals out and visit family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Condolences can be sent to
12/03/2024 – Funeral Announcement: Victor De Menezes, London, ex Uganda.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday 12 March 2024 at 12.30pm at St Christopher’s Church, Dallas Road, Cheam SM3 8RS followed by the burial at Sutton Cemetery, Alcorn Court SM3 9PX.

The family kindly ask that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the British Heart Foundation via the following link   Please join us in remembering Victor by posting any memories to his memorial website.

It would be much appreciated if you would email on whether you will be able to attend the funeral/wake and if you have any food allergies.


She was a loving grandma, sister, aunty, friend and relative to so many. We will all miss her very much.

Funds are being raised in loving memory of our lovely Reeda for Ovacome – Ovacome is the UK’s national ovarian cancer support charity.

17 October 2023: Dr ABEL CARRASCO

Sadly passed away peacefully aged 92 years, on 17 October 2023. A graduate of Newcastle University Medical School, a GP initially in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya, and for nearly thirty years in the NHS in Tooting, South West London. He is survived by Clara his beloved wife of 65 years, and was loving father to Maria and Peter, and cherished grandfather to Becca, Jacob, Evie, Amber, Sara, and Sophia.
Funeral service was held on Wednesday 15th November 2023 at 11:30 am. Our deepest sympathies to his family and condolences to:

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Passed away in Harrow. Angelina was born on 1st June 1936 and was formerly from Mombasa, Kenya. Beloved wife to late Francisco (Bone-setter), devoted and loving mother to Prudencia, Deudita, Hyacinth, Cheryl, Claudette & Yvonne. Mum also to her darling cat Misty. Mother-in-law to Christopher, late John, Richard & Warwick. Grandma (mama) to Ailish/Joe, Sean/Christina, Sasha & Sophie. Great grandma to Savannah. Mum was small in stature with a big personality, a quick wit & a photographic memory. She was a kind, generous and loyal friend. She is missed so much already.
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8 January 2023: ESAU RAHIM

Sadly Esau Rahim, aged 82 years, passed away peacefully in hospital. Esau was the beloved husband of Norma Menezes-Rahim, a Trustee of the Goan Welfare Society UK (GWS) and Esau himself was the reporting accountant of GWS in the early years of the charity.

He will be truly missed by all his family and his many friends across the world. A Memorial Mass to celebrate his life was held on 29 July 2023. Our deepest sympathies to Norma and those who wish can send their

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Francis was born in Nairobi on 3rd December 1934 and passed away peacefully at the age of 88, with his wife Jane and family by his bedside. Francis leaves behind his wife of 54 years and sons Kenneth / Beverly, Kevin / Gemma and his grandchildren Harry and Millie. Francis’ funeral Mass, was held on 4th January 2023. Our deepest sympathies to his family


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Death: Viviano Andrade Swindon, UK. Ex Dabal/Salvador Do Mundo, Goa

1 Jul 2023: Swindon, UK. VIVIANO ANDRADE.

Died peacefully at home. Born in Goa on 11 March 1983, son of late Nicolau Honorato Andrade and Anacleta Gonsalves (Dabal, Goa) He is survived by his beloved mother Anacleta Gonsalves, siblings Fr Valeriano Andrade, Veena Andrade & Visitação Andrade and brother-in-law, Menino Edviges Fernandes.

Funeral service will take place at Our Lady of Visitation Church, 358 Greenford Road, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 9AN, on Wednesday, 2nd August 2023 at 1.00pm.

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Benny Mascarenhas 

Born 31.3.1948 Died 24.9.2021.

Benny Mascarenhas sadly passed away on Friday 24th September 2021. Born in Nairobi, studied at the Goan /Sacred Heart School in Mombasa, Husband of Cecilia, brother to Lambert, Sybil (late Benedict), Late Leslie (late Olga), Mina (Joe), Late Gracie (Martin), Late Philip (late Irene), Angela (late Tony), Jojo (Jennifer) and Uncle to many nephews, nieces and their children. Brother-in-law to Tyrone (Rose) Vaz. He was a well-known lead guitarist of “The Shiftars” in Mombasa, as well as for a short time with The Hombres in UK. A committed member of The Saligao Association and President in 1981, and previously active in the G.O.A.

A donation will be made to The Roy Castle Lung Foundation. This is now a perpetual Donation/memory page in his memory to keep this worthy cause going that has helped many with lung & other cancers. You can add a thought or memory as this would be appreciated by Cecilia. You do not have to donate either – entirely up to you.  Please say a prayer for him! Thank you!

A Tribute by Marci Pereira (PDF)


passed away in Sutton Surrey on 10 April 2020. Adored wife of Mervyn for 68 years, loving mother of Clyde/Marguerite, Andrew/Pam, Josey, Pollyanna/Geoff. Treasured grandma of Matthew, Elize, Jordan, April, Aliya, Yakira, Thomas & Henry and great-grandmother of Dusharn passed away at Crossways Nursing Home, Sutton, on 10th April. Due to present lockdown normal funeral arrangements not possible.

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ROSE LOBO (ex-Nairobi)

passed away peacefully in South Norwood, London on 2 April 2020. Wife of Raymond Lobo (past Office bearer of the G.O.A [UK] and past Trustee of the GWS).

Children: Flora (Austin); Kenneth (Sabrina) and Evelyn (Mike). Grandchildren: Alistair, Ryan, Emma, Franklyn and Jasmine. A cremation service will be held on the 16th April 2020, however, due to current Government restrictions, only family members will be permitted. At this difficult time, we thank you for your prayers and sympathies.

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Bosco Saldanha, a former Trustee of the Charity. Bosco was also the current Vice President of the Goan Association (UK) and passed away suddenly at his home in Croydon on Saturday, 4 August 2018. He is survived by Marcia, children Maria, Jude, Emily & Marisa and grandchildren Daniel & Maisie. Our sincere condolences to the family and please keep them in your prayers. A Requiem Mass will be offered for the repose of his soul and may he enjoy heavenly peace with the Lord.

Bosco has a long history of voluntary work in the community and has been a longstanding office-bearer of the Goan Association (UK). He served in various positions, going back over three decades, and played an active part in the management of this organisation. We are pleased to note that the forthcoming Annual Sports Day of the Goan Association (UK) on Sunday 26 August 2018 is being dedicated to Bosco as a mark of respect and in recognition of his selfless service to the community.

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Nelson Monteiro (ex-Mombasa & Nairobi)
Passed away peacefully on 2 December 2017 in Colidale, London UK at the age of 77 years. Nelson was the son of the late Manoel & late Ana Rita Monteiro, beloved husband of Bertha, loving father of Malcolm (Laura), dearly beloved grandfather of Noah. Brother of: Tarsila (late Cajetan), late Theo (Genny), late Marcello (Cathy), Theodora (Polly) and Clare. The funeral held on 18 December 2017  at St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Church, Everglade Strand, Grahame Park, London followed by a private cremation service.
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MARIA FAUSTINA D’SOUZA BENTO from Wimbledon, who passed away on 16th February 2017. Wife of the late Caetano Damascus D’Souza Bento and mother of Peter, Paul, Francis/Laura and Anna Marie. Condolences to

VIRGINIA VAZ who passed away in Croydon on 8th June 2017. Mother of Cecilia/Benny Mascarenhas & Tyrone/Rose Vaz. Condolences to

JOAN NORA NORTON nee DE SOUZA who passed away in Adelaide, Australia on 12th June 2017. Wife of Paul and sister of Emilia, Zita, Ollie, Savio and late Millie & Andrew. Condolences to

JOE GONSALVES who passed away in Sydney Australia on 13th June 2017. Husband of Natty and father of Jocelyn, Sharlyn, Tashlyn/Joshua. Condolences to

DIEGO PINTO who passed away in Tooting on 14th March 2017. Husband of Nina and father of Donovan/Karen & Dwayne. Condolences to

TIMOTHY ALMEIDA who passed away in London on 1st April 2017. Brother of Ubaldo and Max/Veronica. Condolences to

ALISHA CHRISTY PEREIRA who passed away in Hounslow on 30th April 2017 aged 22. Daughter of Inacio/Ana Pereira, and sister of Allan.

JOSE (MARCELLO) MONTEIRO who passed away in Toronto on 24th May 2017. Husband of Catherine and father of Cheryl/Michael. Condolences to