Michael H. “Pugs” Chandanais, 55, of New Bedford died on Saturday, October 19, 2019. He was surrounded by his family when he passed away from a stroke due to surgical complications.
Pugs leaves behind his wife, Hisako, his stepdaughters Christina and Jennifer, and his three grandchildren Kenya, Kaylia, and Samuel. He is also survived by his father Raymond, stepmother Helen, and siblings Cindy and her husband Steve, Randy, Susan, Michelle and her husband Max, Christine and her husband Aaron, and Jay, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother Marilyn.
Pugs attended Old Rochester Regional High School. After graduation he entered the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served his country. When he returned, he attended Bristol Community College and UMass Dartmouth.
Pugs worked as an electrical engineer at Titleist for over 20 years. He also was the owner of the Capeway Lounge in Fairhaven from 2004 to 2009.
He enjoyed spending time with his wife, family, and friends. He loved his Patriots.
His visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, with military honors at 12:30 pm. A reception will follow from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Century House, 107 South Main St., Acushnet. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the Fairhaven High School Gridiron Club or the New Bedford High School Gridiron Club. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.