Dr. Antonio Dias Teixeira Jr., 88, of Vineyard Haven, died on Dec. 5, 2018, at his home.
Antonio was born in Quincy on April 16, 1930, to parents Carrie (Jackson) and Antonio Diaz Teixeira. He was the fourth of five children, and the only son in the family.
Tony Teixeira, as he was called by so many friends, attended school in Bordentown, N.J. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He then went on to attend Howard University, and graduated from the School of Dentistry, where he was also affectionately known as Dr. T. and/or Tex. He established a private dental practice in Hyattsville, Md., and a clinic in Accokeek, Md. He served as an associate professor of dentistry at Howard University. He also worked for FinCom for the town of Tisbury.
His loving sisters who predeceased him were Hyacinth Teixeira, Gertrude Cora Hunter, Carolyn Arbell Jackson, and Mildred Lucille Teixeira Nash. He is survived by his wife, Constance Roberta Teixeira; his son, David Anthony Teixeira; his grandsons, David Anthony Teixeira II and Demarco Armi Teixeira; his granddaughter, Lourdes Naci Jordan; his goddaughters, Robyn Bandele Nash and Renda Nugent; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Visiting hours will take place on Friday, Dec. 14, from 9:30 to 10:30 am at St. Augustine’s Church, Franklin Street, Vineyard Haven. A funeral Mass will follow at 11 am. Burial will follow immediately afterward at Oak Grove Cemetery, Pacific Avenue, Oak Bluffs. A repast will take place after at the American Legion, 34 William St., Vineyard Haven. Please bring a dish to share, if you would like.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, the Leukemia Association at Massachusetts General Hospital, or the VNA of Cape Cod and the Islands.
Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit ccgfuneralhome.com for online guestbook and information.