Eduardo Arini

Obituary of Eduardo Arini

Eduardo de Paiva Arini, a project manager for E.M. Duggan Inc, passed away Monday morning, July 9 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 65 years old. Eduardo was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His childhood was spent living in both the United States and Brazil. He lived in Somerville from age 5 to 7. His family then returned to Brazil until he was 11 when they returned to Somerville. Eduardo graduated from Somerville High School in 1971. He returned to Brazil for college to attend Instituto Maua de Tecnologia (IMT). While at school he worked part-time at various jobs including translating and writing subtitles for English speaking movies and working at the family’s bakery and restaurant. He also worked at Scania Brazil one of the largest truck manufacturer in Brazil. He finally returned to Somerville in 1980 after 8 years armed with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. He would work over 40 years in the local Boston Engineering and HVAC industry. He initially worked at Stone and Webster Engineering, power generation division doing quality control in nuclear power plants then at his dream job for 3 years at the Quincy Ship Yard as a project manager until the yard shut down. He then worked at Lappin Brothers for 10 years, Limbach for 14 years and ended his career working as a project manager for E.M. Duggan Inc in Canton. He was an extremely knowledgeable and well respected in his field.

Eduardo always had a great passion for the water and boating. The Community Boating boathouse on the banks of the Charles River was his stomping grounds when he was young. He learned to sail in Junior Program. He became such a good sailor; he eventually was invited to become a member of the Dock Staff and an Instructor. It was also at Community Boating that in 1985 he was first introduced to his future wife, Linda Manning, who was also a sailing enthusiast. They had the same interests and passions and they were married in 1986. Other than work, they seemed to do everything together. They both were members of the USS Constitution Shipwright Guild and the Marine Modelers of New England. Eduardo was also an avid member of the Steam Ship Historical Society of America. Eduardo and Linda were rarely apart and regularly attended meetings and events together. Eduardo was a radio control model enthusiast. He had his own little fleet of radio control boats and regularly ran his boats at Marine Modelers of NE events. When it came to vacations, Eduardo’s only request was that it be on or near the water. He was also a history buff with special interest in naval history but also trains, steam engines and airplanes. He had an extensive personal library on all things on or in the water including war ships, working boats, and submarines. He and Linda enjoyed several cruise vacations and also vacationed in England numerous times especially to attend model boat exhibitions and explore the naval history of the great British naval empire. He was an avid reader as well with a keen interest in science fiction, WWI and WWII naval history and every Clive Cussler novel writer to date. His family, friends, and coworkers will remember Eduardo for his intelligence, inquisitiveness, great sense of humor, kindness, and concern for others, and the love he shared with those he cared for.

Eduardo was the beloved husband of 32 years of Linda (Manning) Arini. He was the son of Maria Dolores de Paiva Arini of Burlington and the late Antonio. He was the brother of Jorge Arini of Laconia, NH and Roberto Arini of Somerville and brother-in-law of Deborah Manning & Stephen Barrett of Williston, VT, Michael & Susan Manning Richmond, RI, Kevin & Alexa Manning of Downington, PA, and Keith Manning of Arlington. He was also survived by 4 nieces, 1 nephew, and many great friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (exit 34 off Rt. 128/95, Woburn side) on Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Eduardo’s name may be made to the Community Boating Inc, 21 David Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02114, For directions obituary & online guestbook see

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