Charles A. Cardoza, 91, of West Falmouth died April 28.

He was the widower of Elsie Cardoza, who died in 1981.

He was the son of Manuel Cardoza and Joanna (Pena) Cardoza.

Mr. Cardoza served in the US Army during World War II.

He worked as an operating engineer for more than 30 years and was an active member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4 until his retirement.

In addition to his union employment, Mr. Cardoza had done other work over the years, including as special police officer for the Falmouth Police Department during many summers. He also enjoyed working around his home on his yard and vegetable garden as well as rebuilding his classic Chevrolet Ranchero.

He leaves a daughter, Sharlene G. Cardoza; two grandchildren, Alyssa and Joshua Shane Cardoza; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jenny Pena and Leah Perry. He also leaves his companion of 32 years, Barbara W. Scialdone, and many additional family members.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two sons, Shane B. Cardoza and Jerome Gomes; and four brothers, Manuel Cardoza Jr., Adilino Cardoza, Pio Cardoza and James Cardoza.

Visiting hours will be on Sunday, May 5, from 1 to 4 PM and on Monday, May 6, from 10 to 11:30 AM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Highway.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 6, at noon at St. Anthony’s Church, 167 East Falmouth Highway.

Interment will be at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

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