Marcos “Magrão” Cardoso dos Santos
Departed September 5, 2022 in Melbourne, Florida
Marcos “Magrão” Cardoso dos Santos of Melbourne, FL, passed away at home on September 5, 2022 at the age of 70.
He was born to parents Maria Geralda Pereira and Salvador Cardoso dos Santos, on June 10, 1952 in Brumadinho, Brazil. Marcos attended The Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais.
He married his high school sweetheart Jane in Brazil in 1974. It was then that Marcos migrated to the US and eventually settled in New Jersey. In 1976, he began his career in metal finishing at Ferro Corporation. Then in 1991, he and several partners opened VIRA Manufacturing in Rahway, NJ where he spent the majority of his life raising his family.
Marcos is survived by his wife Jane; son Paul Santos and wife Carolyn; his daughter Monica Lee and fiancé David Colvin; his brothers: Salvador “Cubu” Cardoso; Geraldo “Caca” dos Santos; and Rubens “Torro” dos Santos; his grandsons: Dante Lee, Paul Santos, and John Santos; his granddaughters: Nina Santos and Noa Colvin; many nieces and nephews as well as a host of close family members and friends.
Marcos was predeceased by his father Salvador Cardoso dos Santos; his mother Maria Pereira dos Santos; his sister Angela Barbosa and his brother Mauricio dos Santos.
A celebration of life is still being planned and will be held in New Jersey.