Joe Reis passed away on November 14, 2018 in Watsonville, Ca. He was 76. Joe was born in Portugal on July 17, 1942 to Metodio and Maria Reis. He came from St. Jorge’s Island de Topo Portugal to work in Watsonville, California. Here he met his wife Elisa of 19 years. Joe worked 40 plus years in the apple orchards and cattle farming, later owning his own business. He loved spending time with family and friends. His interests included tractors, food, and making wine. Joe had a great sense of humor, loved making jokes, and had a huge heart when it came to helping people.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his wife Elisa, his children; Jeanette, Mary, Paco, Jorge, and Vianney, as well as 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel from 5-9 pm with a Rosary at 7pm. Mass will be held on Monday November 26, 2018 at Valley Catholic Church at 10 am. Burial to follow at Valley Public Cemetery. Mehl’s Colonial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.
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