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Family and friends remember Fall River man killed in Route 24 crash

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Family and friends are remembering a Fall River man who was killed tragically Tuesday in a single car crash on Route 24 in Freetown.

49-year-old David Goncalo spent many years working at the North Cottage Program in Norton, helping young men overcome substance abuse.

Goncalo was also an avid music lover and was a skilled guitar player who enjoyed jamming with his many friends. He also enjoyed being outside and watching sunrises at the beach.

Understandably, David’s children and siblings are in shock over his sudden death, but his brother Bill remembers his mean “shredding” guitar skills from an early age and his work as a substance abuse counselor.

Bill went on to say that he was well known for his hugs, which he will miss, and was a loyal friend who loved his children and family.

Preliminary information shows that at approximately 7:45 p.m. the vehicle Goncalo was driving left the roadway and struck a tree on Route 24 northbound North of Exit 10.

In addition to Bill, David leaves behind daughter Morgan and sons Ian and Owen along with brother John, and sisters Sue Syde, Janice O’Connell, and Carolyn Coe.

Goncalo’s Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River. Visiting hours will be held from 11:00 to 1:00PM prior to the service. Burial is private. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to Hungry for Music, 2020 Pennsylvania Ave, NW #384, Washington, DC 20006.

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