Dennis D. Brandao of Osterville, brother of Mary Lai of Bourne, died January 26 after a short battle with COVID-19. He was 77.

He was the husband of Candias (Pena) Brandao for 51 years.

Eldest of the nine children of Arthur and Lillian (Abraham) Brandao, he was born in Worcester and moved to Cape Cod when he was a small child. He attended the Barnstable Public Schools and then spent four years in the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Brandao drove trucks for Baxter Transport Trucking Company and became the night foreman for more than 20 years. In 1972, he opened his own tuxedo business called Dennis-John Formals and was in business for more than 35 years, eventually opening up multiple stores across the Cape.

He also worked for Community Action Committee at Safe Harbor, a domestic violence shelter, for two decades as the security supervisor. Mr. Brandao was a driver for Uber and Lyft in his spare time.

A member of the Kiwanis Club, he also belonged to the NAACP and the St. Anthony's Cape Verdean Club for many years.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his daughter, Denise Harris of Hyannis; two grandsons, Devon Harris and Jaden Jeffries; and his six surviving siblings. 

Visiting hours will be Saturday, February 6, from 10 AM to noon at Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 West Main Street in Hyannis.

Following the visitation, a public graveside service will be at Mosswood Cemetery, 280 Putnam Avenue in Cotuit.

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