William Almeida III of Mashpee died March 1 in Hyannis at the age of 57.
He was born and raised in Falmouth and attended Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Bourne, where he was a decorated baseball and soccer player.
After graduation, Mr. Almeida served in the US Air Force.
During high school, Mr. Almeida had discovered his love of carpentry, and he pursued it in his career by becoming a road salesman for Falmouth Lumber for more than 30 years. He also served on advisory boards for Upper Cape Tech and the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. He was awarded the 2014 Legend of the Industry award by the Home Builders Association of Massachusetts.
While his daughter was growing up, Mr. Almeida coached her youth soccer and softball teams. He also was a player in various Cape Cod softball leagues for 30-plus years and ran the Falmouth Road Race annually. For the past two years, he had worked at New Seabury Country Club and enjoyed playing golf at every opportunity. He had also experienced skydiving.
He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Anthony’s Church in East Falmouth.
He leaves his wife of 34 years, Mary L. (Mangene) Almeida; his daughter, Molly Rose Almeida of Mashpee and her fiancé, Juan Charry Steevens of Peabody; six siblings, Richard Almeida, Steven Almeida, Judith Doucette, Linda Romanyszyn, Mary Jean Finlayson and Phyllis Breeze; and extended family.
He was predeceased by his parents, William Almeida Jr. and Sophie (Souza) Almeida; and his brother Ronald Almeida.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, March 7, at St. Patrick's Church in Falmouth.