​Raul Cristina Pinheiro



Raul Cristina Pinheiro, 86, of Wake Forest, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital-Durham. He was born on February 8, 1930 in Portugal to the late Raul C. Pinheiro and Laura Cristina Pinheiro. Mr. Pinheiro retired from the Portuguese Navy. Having grown up on the coast of Portugal Mr. Pinheiro had great love and respect for the ocean. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and will be greatly missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 o’clock, Monday morning, October 24, 2016 at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 520 West Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, NC. Burial followed in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, Wake Forest, NC.

Mr. Pinheiro is survived by his wife Julia Pinheiro; children, José Pinheiro & wife Michelle of Wake Forest and Maria Relvas & husband José of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Catarina “Cathy” Nguyen & husband Tu, Michael Relvas & wife Ashley, Amanda Pinheiro, Laura Pinheiro, Christopher Pinheiro and Alex Pinheiro; great-grandchildren, Alexis Green, Michael Green, Brooks Relvas, Kurtis Nguyen, Annalise Nguyen, Sean Nguyen and Jordan Nguyen.

A service of Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-7400).