Antonio Luis Matias Lé, 82, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. He was born to the late Joāo Jorge Lé and Maria Nazaré Matias Lé in Lisbon, Portugal. He was also preceded by his beloved dogs Marley and Kaya.

Antonio worked as a welder for many years at Lisnave Shipyard in Lisbon, Portugal, and then at the Town of Hempstead in Long Island, N.Y., where he retired at the age of 63. He was a fanatic soccer fan, loved watching the game, rooting mainly for the National Team of Portugal and his other favorite team Atlético Clube de Portugal. Antonio was a family man who loved his children, grandchildren, food, watching old time Westerns, cooking shows, and his beloved dogs.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Leonilia Adelaide Oliveira Lé; daughter, Lіgia Maria Wilde (Ryan); son, Joāo Paulo Lé; granddaughter, Valentina Grace Lé; grandson, Sebastian Gabriel Lé; and daughter in law, Maria Lé.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to fund the research of Small Cell Lung Cancer.

In honoring Antonio’s wishes there will be no services.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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