Victor Joseph “Vic” Pires, loving husband, father, and son, 54 years young, longtime resident of Plainville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Pamela (Howard) Pires for 21 years and devoted father to the apple of his eye, Jesse Victor Pires.
Vic was born on November 17, 1966 at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, son to Esperanca (Terra) Smith and the late Victor Pires. He grew up in Plainville and attended Goodwin Technical School, later graduating from Conard High School in West Hartford, Class of 1984. Vic met the love of his life, Pamela, and together they settled in Plainville where they started their family and raised their son, Jesse. Vic was a family-oriented man, with a huge heart of gold, who would give his last shirt to someone in need. At the drop of a hat, Vic was there to lend a helping hand, not only to his family, but to his friends, neighbors, and beyond. He was a generous man who loved to see people happy. Vic assisted in Relay for Life each year, setting up tents, providing extension cords, and lending his talents and tools to make sure the event ran smoothly. Vic also was very honored and ecstatic to help with granting a wish through the Make A Wish Foundation, assisting a Plainville family complete a remodel at their home for a young boy. He found enjoyment in making people smile, laugh, and was always full of surprises. Vic was a self-taught, jack-of-all trades and a master at all, a rarity in itself. He was a self-employed contractor with an impeccable eye for detail, who strived for 5-star reviews, which he humbly achieved and was beyond proud of himself. Vic took on any task with the vision of a perfectionist, resulting in completions that were unbelievably constructed. Vic was also his son’s “equipment manager,” always making sure Jesse had the cleats and matching equipment for each sport he played in. Vic was Jesse’s number one fan in all that he did. He formerly coached his son’s football team but regardless of coaching, Vic was always the best “Team Dad.” Vic always made sure not only his son, but all the boys on the team had water, tents, and equipment ready, and anything else needed for them to succeed at their sports. Vic was an avid LA Rams football fan and also enjoyed rooting for the Portugal and Brazil soccer teams, and more locally Plainville Soccer. He appreciated traveling down to Florida for vacations to be able to spend quality time with family members, including his last memorable trip down to Florida to surprise his mother for her birthday. Vic was a remarkable man and will be profoundly missed by his family, friends, and all that were honored to meet or cross paths with him as they cherish the memories they have shared over the years.
Vic is survived by his wife, Pamela, their son, Jesse, and their fur-son, Milo, all of Plainville; his mother and step-father, Esperanca and Leon Charlie Smith, of Port St. Lucie, FL; his mother-in-law, Rosemarie Babin, of Plainville; his sister-in-law, Melissa Howard, of Plainville; his nephew, Ian Howard, of Plainville; his step-sister, Penelope Serio and her husband, Robert, of Simsbury; his step-brother, Richard Smith, of South Windsor; his aunt, Ana (Terra) Batista, of Port St. Lucie, his aunt and godmother, Albina (Terra) Staphos, of Hartford, his aunt, Magnolia (Terra) Oliveira and her husband, Manuel, of West Hartford; his uncle and godfather, Joseph Pinto, of Old Lyme; his uncle, Tony Pinto, of Port St. Lucie; his cousins, Marie Cirigliano and her husband, Mike, of Port St. Lucie, Joseph Batista and his wife, Deanna, of Bristol, Helder Batista and his wife, Terry, of Newington, Leo Batista and his wife, Shelley, of Port St. Lucie, Maria Miller, of Charleston, WV, Prescinda “Cindy” Duggan and her husband, John, of Charleston, David Batista and his wife, Maria, of Wilton, Elaine DoCarmo and her husband, Ricardo, of Newington, Fred Pinto and his wife, Pamela, of Old Lyme, Daniel “Danny” Pinto, of Durham, Victor Manuel Pires and his wife, Keisha, of Idaho, Lucy Baker, of Plainville, and Frank Pires and his wife, Carol, of SC; and his longtime best friend, Cheryl Geuser, of West Hartford. Vic also leaves behind a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. He was predeceased by his father, Victor Pires; his uncles, Ary Pires, Norman Staphos, and Diamantino Batista; his aunt, Maria deLourdes Goncalves; and his father-in-law, Dana Babin.
Family and friends are welcome to gather on Thursday, August 12 from 4 to 7 PM at the Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad Street, Plainville. A prayer service in celebration of Vic’s life will be held at 7 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in Vic’s name can be made to the Plainville Relay For Life. The staff at Plainville Funeral Home, extends their gratitude to the Pires family for their trust.
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