“I have served you with my love and all my heart. My creator has called me back home. I leave you with the gift of my selfless giving, to live in you all forever…”

Agnelo “Macho Paka” Fernandes
August 28th 1947 – January 6th 2022
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Agnelo Fernandes (Macho Paka) was born in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania on August 28, 1947 to Caietano and Paskina Fernandes. He was the 5th of 7 children , his siblings are; Joseph, Rosy, Philomena, Domitilla, late Elizabeth, late Piedade. He grew up in their small apartment above the Goan Restaurant that they owned and operated. As the first son, he was very protective of his family and his older sisters and younger siblings. He was a fun loving, caring child with a smile on his face and a witty comment, with a love for fast cars and motorcycles. He went to the Goan School in Dar and was involved with the Boy Scouts. He then went to work at D.T. Dobie as a mechanic for Datsun/Nissan cars,
This led him to be involved in the East African Rally working with the rally drivers every year.

He got married to the love of his life Mary and welcomed their son Anthony taking care of them and his
parents and sister. Over the years Agnelo ran a taxi service and a school bus service called Paka Taxi as his nickname was Macho Paka for the stunning green eyes.

Agnelo was true to his faith, being an altar server for many years much into his adulthood. He dedicated his time and energy serving masses and being involved in the community, a trait he encouraged in all his family members.

He honoured his parents by taking care of them in their old age and later visiting their graves every Sunday after mass. Agnelo truly walked his faith by loving his neighbours. He was known for his smiling face and jovial personality with always a kind word or a joke to make you laugh.

Family was very important to him and he made his son and even his siblings kids feel loved so much so that he is considered as a second dad to them. He has never failed to extend that same love to their families too.

His legacy lives on in his wife Mary, son Anthony, daughter in law Karen and grandchildren Kiara and Arianna, his siblings Joseph, Rosy, Philomena, Domitilla, nieces and nephews Sandra, Domenica, Desmond, Lillian, Joanne, Marlene, Floyd, Jordan, Jonathan, Joselle, and grandnieces and nephews, Stacey, Jillian, Jesse, Rhea, Milan, Keith, Jason, Anisa, Ashley, Abdool, Skylar & Alister and all of the extended families.

The outpouring amount of love and support that the family has received from everyone has been a true testament to who he was. With a heavy heart we bid goodbye to you our dearest Macho Paka but cherish the many happy memories you have left us with. May Agnelo’s soul rest in eternal peace.

Thank you ♥

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