Edmund M. Pires, Sr., 83, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019, surrounded by his loving Family. Mr. Pires was a resident of Collegeville for over 50 years and the beloved husband of the late Jane (Cain) Pires
Born July 30, 1935, in Swedeland, PA, he was one of 4 children born to the late Antonio and Palmira Pires of the King Manor section of Upper Merion Township. He was a graduate of UpperMerionHigh School class of 1954 where he excelled in football, baseball, and basketball. Mr. Pires was a member of the Army Reserves and a member of St Eleanor’s Catholic Church in Collegeville for over 50 years. He retired from the United States Postal Service as Postmaster.
Mr. Pires was a devoted husband, father and pop-pop. He is survived by four sons; Edmund M. Pires, Jr. of Collegeville, Russell M. Pires of Collegeville, Charles M. Pires and his wife, Kathy, of Phoenixville, and Michael T. Pires and his wife, Lauren, of Audubon; one son-in-law, Brian C. Miller, Sr., husband of the late Janice Pires Miller; eleven grandchildren, Edmund Marques Pires, III, Carly Flynn, Christopher, Sarah, Brian, Jr., John, Matthew, Kelly, Brady, Mary Jane, Molly, Andrew; and one great-granddaughter, Josephina Pires.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Albert Pires, Salvador Pires, and Madeline Gilette.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 9:00-10:45 AM Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Saint Patrick Church, 714 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA 19401, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories, 44 Swamp Pike, Limerick PA.
In lieu of flowers, please make all donations to Helping Hands Organization, 415 Hoffmansville Rd.Bechtelsville, Pa19504. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com