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Carlos E. Morales

October 5, 1939 ~ March 29, 2018 (age 78)

Carlos Enrique Morales, 78, long time resident of West Roxbury, MA, passed in peace on Thursday, March 29th, 2018, at home with his family by his side.  

Carlos was born in the Andes town of Timotes in Venezuela, to Octavio Morales and Ana Perez de Morales. As a young man, he competed as a boxer, a platform diver, a body builder, and a martial artist.  After a long career in the Venezuelan oil industry (PDVSA) and as a university educator (Unversidad Simon Bolivar), Carlos retired and moved to the Boston area to be closer to his kids and grandkids. After a brief retirement, he joined Brigham and Women's hospital where he worked alongside his wife for 17 years on the Nurse's Health Study.  Carlos will be remembered by family and friends as a loving husband, supporting father and grandfather, and as a bocce ball tournament champion.

Carlos is survived by his wife, Mercedes, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage, his son Carlos, his wife Sandra, his son Tanus, and his wife Carmen. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Anna, Dimitri, Zavier, Olivia, Zoe, Alexandra, Izan, and Elisa.  He is further survived by his siblings Orlando, Jesus, and Leida, along with many nephews and nieces. Carlos will be greatly missed by all. 

Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at Saint Theresa of Avila Catholic Church, 2078 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society (  or the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cancer Center Fund  (  

Interment will be private.

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