Sgt. Helder J. Nunes, 33

JUNE 7, 1979-AUG. 11, 2012

August 13, 2012
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Sgt. Helder Jose Nunes, 33, of 1147 Lindsay Lane, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Thursday, June 7, 1979, in Olizeira Do Hospital, Portugal, he was the son of Jose Madeira Nunes and Maria Ceu (Lage) Nunes of Springfield, Mass.

Helder was a veteran of theU.S. Marine Corps, and currently active in theU.S. Army, and was last an instructor for the Modern Army Combative Program. He served a tour in Iraq from August 2007 to March 2008. Between his duties with the Marine Corps and the Army, he was employed with Ryder.

Helder loved all kinds of sports and especially enjoyed coaching minor league baseball at Federal Little League.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife of 11 years, Tara Diane (Mongold) Nunes; one son, Logan Alexander Nunes, and a daughter, Emmalyn Grace Nunes, both of Hagerstown; also a sister, Sandra I. Houle and husband, Michael, of Springfield.


Services will be Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Dale R. Carver officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Helder, for the benefit of his children, c/o Timothy Mongold, P.O. Box 251, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

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