Somerville Remembering Manuel Richard “Chocolates/Chick” Botelho

Our condolences go out to the Botelho family for the loss of Manuel who sadly passed away this past Monday. 

To all his friends here in Somerville and Cambridge, Manuel Richard Botelho was better known to many of us as “Chocolates or Chick.” 

Manuel was the father of our very good friend Linda Brown and grand father to Kim Brown. 

Manuel Richard “Chocolates/Chick” Botelho was a very nice person who will be sadly missed here in Somerville by the many who knew him. 

Obituary and Funeral information below:
BOTELHO, Manuel R. “Chick”, “Chocolates” of Medford formerly of East Cambridge, passed away April 15 under hospice care at the Don Orione Home in East Boston. Beloved son of the late Manuel and Mary Botelho. Loving father of the late John Botelho and his surviving wife Helen, Linda Brown and her husband Allan, Pat Eyrich and her husband James and Richard Botelho. Devoted grandfather of Michael, Erick, Kim, Chauncey, Samantha, Monica and Anthony. Great-grandfather of 11. Brother of Robert and his wife Lodia of Hull and Jackie and his wife Charlotte of Cambridge. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home, 140 Otis St., Cambridge on Monday, April 24 from 9-11 AM followed by interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please considering giving to Boston Children’s Hospital in his memory. Contributions can be made online at or checks made payable to Boston Children’s Hospital can be mailed to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston MA 02215-5301. Please include Mr. Botelho’s name in memo line of check. 

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