UNION, NJ - McCracken Funeral Home has posted the following obituary for Union resident Paulo A. Borges, who passed away in an accident on February 25.
Paulo emigrated from Lisbon, Portugal in 1982 and settled in Newark with his family. He moved to Union in 1999 where he met the love of his life, Maria Borges (nee Dimitrakis). They married on May 21, 2006 and have two beautiful girls, Ariana, 10, and Sophia, 16 months, who Paulo adored. Paulo is survived by his parents, Francisco and Isabel. Paulo is the beloved brother of Dave and Andre Borges, and cherished brother-in-law to Jennifer Borges, and Theonikki and Michael Cocca. Paulo was the devoted uncle to Angelina, Aryanna, Anthony, Georgio and Valentina.
Paulo was a dedicated husband and father, who worked three jobs to support his family, and an avid motorcycle enthusiast with a passion for life. In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to GoFundMe account set up in Paulo's name to assist with Ariana and Sophia's college fund: https://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-paulo-borges
A visitation will take place at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave., Union on Thursday, March 2 from 4-9pm. A Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady of Fatima, 403 Spring St., Elizabeth on Friday, March 3 at 10am. A Vigil will be held on Saturday, March 4, at Chestnut St and Fairway Drive in Union at 5:30pm.