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Miscellaneous Bristol County, Rhode Island Obituaries


Angelina M. Amaral
Born in Barrington
Angelina M. Amaral, 84, of Warren, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Joseph Amaral; they had been married 57 years. Born in Barrington, a daughter of the late Sorzo and Maria (Pagi) Andreozzi, she lived in Warren for 57 years. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Diane Adamek of Pawtucket; a brother, Luigi Andreozzi of Barrington; two sisters, Anna McKenna and Mary Bestwick, both of Barrington, and a grandson, Mark S. Adamek Jr. She was the mother of the late Stanley Amaral, and sister of the late Leo, Anthony, John and Theresa Andreozzi, Genivieve Chellel, Lillian Medeiros and Caroline Perry. Funeral services were held Friday, March 14, from the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home in Warren, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Warren. Burial followed in the Newport Memorial Park Cemetery in Middletown.

Kristin Z. Boyea
Loving mother enjoyed gardening, cooking
Kristin Z. (Zmijewski) Boyea, 32, of Dartmouth died unexpectedly Saturday, March 15, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital after she was stricken while exercising. She was the wife of Keith L. Boyea. Born and raised in Beverly, she was the daughter of Michael A. and Kathryn A. (McCarthy) Zmijewski of Beverly. She lived in Westport until she moved to Dartmouth two years ago. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Westport. Mrs. Boyea graduated from Beverly High School in 1989 and from Plymouth State College in N.H. in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in education. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and daughter, and her life revolved around her children. She was like a mother to all. She loved gardening, entertaining, cooking and making her home beautiful. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Collin K. Boyea of Dartmouth; a daughter, Emma K. Boyea of Dartmouth; three sisters, Lori M. Coleman and her husband, Christopher, of Barrington, R.I., Megan B. Zmijewski of Charlestown, and Alison Z. Poirier and her husband, Matthew, of Hawaii; her in-laws, Kenneth L. and Sylvia M. Boyea of Middlebury, Vt.; a brother-in-law, Kevin M. Boyea of Burlington, Vt.; a niece, Caroline C. Coleman; and a nephew, Jacob M. Coleman. Her funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at St. John the Baptist Church, Westport. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.. New Bedford.

Richard M. Tracy
Korean War veteran leaves family here
Richard M. "Dick" Tracy, 67, of Riverside, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at home. He was the husband of Mary R. "Jean" (Martin) Tracy. Born in Uxbridge, Mass., he was the son of the late John and Mary (Cody) Tracy. He lived in Riverside for 40 years. He was the clerk in the stockroom of the Providence Gas Company where he worked for 28 years before retiring in 1998. Previously he was a patrolman with the East Providence Police Department from 1965 to 1969. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 10 of Riverside and the East Providence Council 1528 Knights of Columbus. Mr. and Mrs. Tracy would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 21, 2003. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Christine A. DaSilva of Bristol; a son, Michael F. Tracy of Providence; an aunt, Katherine McGinn of Bristol and three grandchildren. He was also the brother of the late Kathleen Parrillo. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 15, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Martha's Church, East Providence. Burial with military honors was in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.

John M. Furtado
Former car salesman was a lifelong resident
John M. Furtado, 78, of Sheraton Road, died Monday, March 17, 2003, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the son of the late Joseph M. and Amy (Prenda) Furtado. Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, he was a member of the Bristol Democratic Committee and the Bristol County Elks Lodge. Mr. Furtado was a car salesman for Dan Angelone and many area car dealerships before retiring in 1998. He leaves a sister, Amy Babbitt of Bristol, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Manuel, Joseph and Mary Furtado. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 22, at 10 a.m. from the George C. Lima Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian burial at St. Elizabeth Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.

John M. Furtado
Funeral services for John M. Furtado were held on Saturday, March 22, 2003, from the George C. Lima Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Elizabeth Church. The Rev. Thomas J. Ferland was the celebrant of the Mass. Hope Ann Furtado and Cathy Cardenas were readers. Jeanne Lincare, Lenwood Babbitt and Deborah Fisher presented gifts. Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, where the Rev. Ferland offered the committal prayers. Peter Lincare, Brian Higgins, Joseph Furtado, Lenwood Babbitt, Edward Bajek and Steve Leonard were pallbearers. Mr. Furtado, 78, of Sheraton Road, died Monday, March 17, at Rhode Island Hospital.

James Golen
Navy veteran, avid fisherman
James Golen, 78, of Southpointe Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Fall River, and formerly of 301 Bulgarmarsh Road, Tiverton, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River. Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Louis F. and Mary (Mozden) Golen. Mr. Golen had worked at the Duro Finishing Co. for 30 years before retiring in 1986. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Navy Armed Guard. An avid fisherman, he was a member of the VFW Post #5392 in Tiverton. He leaves two sisters, Jennie Marciszyn of Fall River and Helen Wilusz of Tiverton, and several nieces and nephews. His funeral and burial was private.

Flora E. Bullock
Former Bristol resident
Flora E. Bullock, 85, formerly of Bristol, died Saturday, March 22, 2003, in the Hospice Residence in San Diego following an illness. She was the wife of the late Lt. Col. Joseph F. Bullock. She leaves two sons, Brian J. Bullock and Joseph F. Bullock Jr. of Grants Pass, Ore. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Rhode Island Veterans' Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holden Senior Center, 1130 Main St., Holden, Massachusetts 01520.

Mary Borges
Leaves family here, enjoyed reading and cooking
Mary (Perry) Borges, 95, formerly of State Street, died on Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Desilets Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Manuel E. Borges. Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, Mrs. Borges was the daughter of the late Antoine and Maria (Pacheco) Perry. She was a homemaker and also worked at Collins and Aikman Company and Smith Manufacturing Company. She loved baking, crocheting, cooking and reading. Mrs. Borges leaves three daughters, twins Elsie Patterson of Warren and Mary Roderick of Middletown, and Agnes Mello of Warren; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Virginia Coppola and Manuel Pereira. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25, from the George C. Lima Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Elizabeth Church. The Rev. Thomas J. Ferland was the celebrant of the Mass. Maria Pacheco and Natalie Ferreira were readers, while Agnes Mello, Elsie Patterson and Mary Roderick presented gifts. Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, where the Rev. Ferland offered the committal prayers. Samuel Patterson Sr., Samuel Patterson Jr., David Patterson and Kenneth Toth were the pallbearers.

Maria E. Rego
Funeral services for Maria E. Rego were held on Thursday, March 20, 2003, from the George C. Lima Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Elizabeth Church. The Rev. Fernando Cabral was the celebrant of the Mass. Eduardo Medeiros and Veronica Medeiros were the readers, while Paula Medeiros, Greg Morais and Marta Morais presented gifts. Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, where Father Cabral offered the committal prayers. Paul Silva, Raymond Boulanger, Edgardo Silva, Roger Silva, Eduardo Medeiros and Greg Morais were pallbearers. Ms. Rego, 88, of State Street, died Tuesday, March 18, at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Manuel Medeiros Jr.

Francisco P. Nunes
Soccer fan, retired machine operator
Francisco P. Nunes, 63, of 78 Child St., died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Maria Isabel (Rodrigues) Nunes. Born in the Azores, Portugal, he was the son of the late Francisco Vieira and Maria (Pereira) Nunes. He lived in Warren for more than 25 years. Mr. Nunes was a machine operator for ITT Electrical in Warwick, retiring in 1985. He had also worked for American Tourister. Mr. Nunes was an avid soccer fan. Besides his wife, he leaves six sons, Francisco, Robert, and Helder Pereira, all in the Azores, Paulo Pereira of East Providence, and Emanuel and Ricardo Pereira, both of Warren; two daughters, Isabel Pereira and Osvalda Nunes, both of Warren; a sister, Leonilde Castro in the Azores; and 14 grandchildren. A graveside service for Mr. Nunes was on Saturday, March 22, at St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery in Warren.

John H. Heim
World War II veteran; technology enthusiast
John H. Heim, 86, of Tallford Road, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was the husband of the late Mary (DeRemer) Heim. Born in Williamsport, Pa., a son of the late Fred and Edith (Hess) Heim, he was a retired chief engineer for Hasbro Industries in Pawtucket and a lifelong lover of technology. Mr. Heim was a United States Army Signal Corps veteran of World War II, and earned a degree from Penn State University. A past member of the Barrington Yacht Club, he was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Barrington. An avid machinist, inventor and advocate of technology through engineering, he continued to embrace technology throughout his life and became a computer enthusiast, reveling in the information available through the Internet. He leaves his companion Gussie Hathaway of Barrington, who brought him great comfort and joy in his later years; two sons, John F. Heim of Lancaster, Pa. and Jim Heim of Barrington; a daughter, Mary Gill of Palm Bay, Fla.; a granddaughter, Kristen Khatib of Brunswick, Ohio; and a great-grandchild. He was a brother of the late Edith Welch. There will be a memorial service at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27, in St. John's Episcopal Church, 191 County Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brown University Medical School, Box G-B 204, Providence, R.I. 02912. Burial will be held in Williamsport, Pa. Arrangements were by the Sansone Funeral Home in Bristol.

Joseph Mello
Former owner of Mello's Farm
Joseph Mello, 84, of 364 Boyd's Lane, Portsmouth, died Friday, March 14, 2003, at the Grand Islander Health Care Center in Middletown. He was the husband of the late Viola (Bento) Mello. Born in Warren on Dec. 3, 1918, he was a son of the late Manuel and Maria (Paiva) Mello. Mr. Mello was the owner of Mello's Farm in Portsmouth for 54 years before retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Rhode Island Farm Bureau and a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Portsmouth. He leaves five sons, Joseph Mello Jr. of Little Compton, David Mello of Chandler, Ariz., Raymond Mello of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Arthur Mello of Tiverton, and Henry R. Mello of Portsmouth; two daughters, Kathleen Mendosa and Dorothy Mello, both of Portsmouth; one sister, Helen Monte of Bristol; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and his companion, Dorothy M. Russell of Portsmouth. He was also the father of the late Richard Mello and brother of the late Frank, John and Virginia Mello, Mary Andrade and Isabelle Costa. His funeral was held Wednesday, March 19 from Connors Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony's Church. Burial was in St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 222 Richmond St., Suite 200, Providence, RI 02903-4253, or to the Portsmouth Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Wagon Fund, P.O. Box 806, Portsmouth, RI 02871, or to the Visiting Nurse Service of Newport and Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

John Mello
Had owned and operated Mello's Shoe Service
John Mello, 89, of Silver Creek Manor, 7 Creek Lane, Bristol, formerly of Mulberry Road, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at home. He was the husband of the late Mary D. (Medeiros) Mello. Born in Warren, he was the son of the late John and Aldina (Sousa) Mello. He lived most of his life in Bristol. Mr. Mello was a second-generation cobbler who had owned and operated Mello's Shoe Service on Wood Street, Bristol, for 50 years, before retiring in 1990. The business, which had been founded by Mr. Mello's father, is now run by a nephew, Michael Iacovelli. Mr. Mello had also been employed as a security guard for Collins and Aikman Co., formerly of Bristol. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served as an electrician's mate second class, in Asia and the Pacific, and took part in the liberation of the Philippines. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Anthony C. Almeida Post 237 in Bristol. Mr. Mello was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Bristol. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, Bristol Council 379. Besides his nephew, Michael, he leaves several other nephews and nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces and great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces. He was the brother of the late Edward, Mary "Mae," Lillian and Eugenia Mello, and Emilia Sousa. His funeral will be Thursday, June 19, at 9 a.m. from Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., Bristol, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in St. Mary's Church, 330 Wood St., Bristol. He will be buried with military honors in St. Mary's Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Mary's Church, "Sealing Our Future," Capital Campaign, 330 Wood St., Bristol, RI 02809.

Eleanor M. Maguire
Enjoyed art, swimming and photography
Eleanor M. Maguire, 91, of Rolling Hill Road, Portsmouth, died Tuesday, March 26, 2003, at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Louis A. Maguire. Born in Newport on Jan. 5, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Hugh J. and Ellen G. (Leonard) Murphy. She was a 1929 graduate of the former St. Joseph High School. At one time, she worked as an office assistant at the Meunchinger-King Hotel on Bellevue Avenue and as a secretary for the Art Association of Newport. Mrs. Maguire exhibited her artwork at the Newport Art Association, the Officers' Club and the Naval War College Museum. She was a former member of the Newport Art Association and the Newport Artists' Guild. She had participated in musicals and plays at the former St. Augustin Church School. She was a communicant of St. Lucy Church in Middletown and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Court Madonna. Besides her artwork, she enjoyed swimming, photography and making home movies. Mrs. Maguire leaves a son, Thomas J. Maguire of Little Compton and Irvine, Calif.; a daughter, Marie L. Maguire of Portsmouth; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late John L., Edward J. and Theresa M. Murphy. Her funeral will be held Saturday, March 29 at 8 a.m. from the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in St. Lucy Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Brown's Lane, Middletown.

Russell Bates
Loom fixer at Berkshire Hathaway served in W.W.II
Russell Bates, 87, of Westport died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 20, 2003, at the V.A. Medical Center in Providence, R.I. He was the husband of the late Elsie May (Souza) Bates. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Albert and the late Elizabeth (Loynds) Bates. He had lived in Westport since 1958. Mr. Bates was a loom fixer at Berkshire Hathaway in New Bedford until his retirement. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in Normandy, northern France, the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He received the Purple Heart, Europe AFR Met Camp Ribbon with Bronze Service Arrowhead, the American Theatre Ribbon and Victory and Good Conduct medals. He leaves two sons, Russell R. Bates and Steven A. Bates, both of Westport; a daughter, Barbara A. Souza of Westport; a sister, Hilda Hotte of Mattapoisett; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Walter Bates, Albert Bates, Jr. Clarence Bates, Clifford Bates, Elsie Brunette, Alice Taylor and Edith Pentelbury. Private funeral services were held Monday, March 24, at St. John the Baptist Church. Arrangements were by Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road.

Isabel D. Bourgeois
Forrmer resident of Barrington
Isabel D. Bourgeois, 89, a resident of the Grace Barker Nursing Center in Warren, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at the center. She was the wife of the late Laurent Bourgeois. Born in Swansea, the daughter of the late Manuel and Mary (Ledo) Reese, she moved to Barrington in 1978. Mrs. Bourgeois was a teacher's aide in the Head Start program in Fall River for many years, retiring nine years ago. She was a member of the Acoaxet Club in Westport and the Young at Heart Club of St. Luke's Church in Barrington. She leaves a daughter, Irene West of Westport; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 1, from the Fern Acres Funeral Home in Little Compton, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Little Compton. Burial followed in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Somerset. Memorial donations may be made to the Adult Day Care Center, Nancy Brayton Osborn Center, 115 East Main Road, Little Compton, R.I. 02837, or The Willows, 47 Barker Ave., Warren, R.I. 02885.

Isabel D. Bourgeois
Retired teachers' aide
Isabel D. Bourgeois, 89, a resident of the Grace Barker Nursing Center, Warren, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at the center. She was the wife of the late Laurent Bourgeois. Born in Swansea, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Mary (Ledo) Reese, the youngest of 13 children. She lived most of her life in Fall River before moving to Barrington in 1978. She had summered in Westport for more than 50 years. Mrs. Bourgeois was a teacher's aide in the Head Start program in Fall River for many years, retiring 9 years ago at the age of 80. She was a member of the Acoaxet Club in Westport and the Young at Heart Club of St. Luke's Church, Barrington. She leaves a daughter, Irene West of Westport; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her funeral was on Tuesday, April 1, from Fern Acres Funeral Home, Little Compton, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Little Compton. She was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Somerset. Donations in her memory may be made to the Adult Day Care Center, Nancy Brayton Osborn Center, 115 East Main Road, Little Compton, RI 02837, or The Willows, 47 Barker Ave., Warren, RI 02885.

John H. Budlong
Cab driver, enjoyed the outdoors
John H. Budlong, 37, of 15 Hope Ave., Portsmouth, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at the home of his parents, Richard E. Sr. and Ann M. (Gonsalves) Budlong of Girard Avenue., Newport. The husband of Andrea B. (Souza) Budlong, he was born on Nov. 1, 1966, in Newport. Mr. Budlong had worked as a cab driver for the Rainbow Cab Company for several years. He enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing and riding his motorcycle. Besides his wife and parents, he leaves four sons, Justin, John-John F., and Bryan A. Pemental, and Richard E. Budlong, all of Newport; a stepson, Steven M. Botelho of Portsmouth; two daughters, Jessica Pemental and Marta A. Budlong, both of Newport; three stepdaughters, Robin L. Botelho and Megan M. and Ashley A. Senkus, all of Portsmouth; four brothers, Leon J., Richard E. Jr., and Earnest R. Budlong, all of Middletown, and Timothy L. Budlong of Newport; a grandchild and several nieces and nephews. His funeral will be held Thursday, April 3, 2003, at 11 a.m. in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown. Donations may be made to the Viking Riders of Rhode Island, 171 Valley Road, Middletown, RI 02842.

Albert Joseph Desmarais
Longtime resident worked at Priscilla Sportswear
Albert Joseph Desmarais, 85, formerly of Constitution Street, died Monday, April 14, 2003, at Desilet's Nursing Home in Warren. He was the son of the late George and Rose (Lemire) Desmarais. Born in Bristol, he was a lifelong resident until moving to Desilet's Nursing Home about four-and-a-half years ago. Mr. Desmarais was a factory worker for the former Priscilla Sportswear of Bristol for 35 years before retiring in 1983. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. He was the loving brother of Odille Brule and Rita Laroche of Warren, and Anthony Desmarais, Madeline Scola and Gilbert Desmarais, all of Bristol. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. He was a brother of the late Lucy Bettencourt, Frederick Desmarais, Rosanna Squire and Emilien Desmarais. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 17, from the William J. Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Warren, followed by a funeral liturgy outside of Mass in St. Mary's Church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Make a Wish Foundation of RI, 744 Park Ave., Cranston, RI 02910.

Albert J. Desmarais
Retired factory worker, leaves sisters in Warren
Albert Joseph Desmarais, 85, formerly of Constitution Street, Bristol, died Monday, April 14, 2003, at Desilets Nursing Home in Warren. Born in Bristol, he was a son of the late George and Rose (Lemire) Desmarais. He had been a lifelong resident of Bristol before moving to Warren four-and-half years ago. Mr. Desmarais had been employed as a factory worker for the former Priscilla Sportswear in Bristol for 35 years before retiring in 1983. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Bristol. He leaves two brothers, Anthony and Gilbert Desmarais, both of Bristol; three sisters, Odille Brule and Rita Laroche, both of Warren, and Madeline Scola of Bristol; and many nieces and nephews. He was a brother of the late Lucy Bettencourt, Frederick Desmarais Rosanna Squire and Emilien Desmarais. His funeral was on Thursday, April 17, from William J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, with a funeral liturgy outside of Mass in St. Mary's Church. Donations in his memory may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation of RI, 744 Park Ave., Cranston, RI 02910

Joseph I. Sousa
World War II veteran, member of the Hydraulions
Joseph I. Sousa, 80, of Hope Street, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at his son's home. He was the husband of the late Olivia Anne (Sousa) Sousa. Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, he was the son of the late Israel and Emma (Palreiro) Sousa. Mr. Sousa graduated from Colt Memorial High School in 1942 and was a wire worker at Kaiser Aluminum for 35 years before retiring in 1975. During World War II he served in the Navy aboard PT boats in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Hydraulion fire company, Elks Club and St. Elizabeth Church. He loved bowling and playing golf. He leaves a son, Alan Paul Sousa of Bristol; two daughters, Denise Zompa of Tiverton and Julie Ann Travers of Bristol; a sister, Alice Wilkie of Watertown, Conn.; five grandchildren, Michael Joseph and Jason Michael Zompa of Tiverton, Heather Jean Sousa of Warren and Robert John and Jason Michael Travers of Warren; and a great-grandson, Justin Travers of Warren. He was the brother of the late Carles Silvia and Ada Perreira. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 21, at 8 a.m. from the George C. Lima Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian burial at 9 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Church. Burial will be in North Burial Ground.

Joseph I. Sousa
World War II veteran, leaves family in Warren
Joseph I. Sousa, 80, of Hope Street, Bristol, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at his son's home. He was the husband of the late Olivia Anne (Sousa) Sousa. Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, he was the son of the late Israel and Emma (Palreiro) Sousa. Mr. Sousa graduated from Colt Memorial High School in 1942 and was a wire worker at Kaiser Aluminum for 35 years before retiring in 1975. During World War II he served in the Navy aboard PT boats in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Hydraulion fire company, Elks Bristol County Lodge 1860 and St. Elizabeth Church. He loved bowling and playing golf. He leaves a son, Alan Paul Sousa of Bristol; two daughters, Denise Zompa of Tiverton and Julie Ann Travers of Bristol; a sister, Alice Wilkie of Waterford, Conn.; five grandchildren, Michael Joseph and Vincent John Zompa of Tiverton, Heather Jean Sousa of Warren and Robert John and Jason Michael Travers of Warren; and a great-grandson, Justin Travers of Warren. He was the brother of the late Carles Silvia and Ada Perreira. Funeral services were Monday, April 21, from the George C. Lima Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian burial at St. Elizabeth Church in Bristol. Burial followed in North Burial Ground. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice Care of Rhode Island, P.O. Box H, Providence, RI 02901-9979.


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