AUBURN – Manuel Oliveira, 53, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Hospice House after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

He was born Aug. 21, 1953, in Portugal, the son of Joseph and Marie (Silva) Oliveira of Burlington, Mass.

Holidays were always a very special time that he enjoyed with his family and friends, especially the fresh cooked lobsters and steamed clams on the Fourth of July.

He is survived by his wife, Florence (Silva) Oliveira; a daughter, Lisa (Oliveira) Whitney and husband, Jon; three sons, James and his wife, Misty, Mark, and Kevin and his wife, Janice; his mother, Marie Oliveira; four sisters, Tinina, Natalie, Fernanda, and Mary; a brother, Joseph Oliveira; and many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his father, Joseph Oliveira.