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Oct. 4, 1946 – Jan. 31, 2019

Antonio D. Barreto passed away peacefully on January 31, 2019 in Oakdale at the age of 72. Antonio was born one of six children on October 4, 1946 to Jose and Maria Barreto in the Azores. In March of 1975 when Antonio was 28, he immigrated to the United States. He has been a resident of Oakdale and the surrounding area for the past 40 years.

Antonio lived to farm. He was an incredibly hard worker that never had a bad thing to say about anyone. He enjoyed going to the bullfights and spending time with his family. He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and Avo.

Antonio leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Alvarina Barreto, his children, Duarte Barreto (Christina), Nelia Mendez (Javier) and Alvina Torres (Juan), his grandchildren, Ashley Barreto, Tyler Barreto, Mackenzie Mendez and Leah Torres, and his sisters and brother. Antonio also leaves behind numerous extended family members, including nieces, nephews, cousins, God children and in-laws. Antonio is preceded in death by his son, John Barreto, his parents, one brother and one sister.

Deegan Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Barreto family. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, February 7th at 6 p.m. with a vigil to begin at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ripon. A funeral mass is scheduled for Friday, February 8th at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church. To leave condolences to the family please visit his online guestbook at

The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

Feb. 6, 2019