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Thomas Potter

Jun 01, 1967 - Nov 27, 2023

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East Providence, RI

Thomas Patrick Potter (1967-2023) was born in Dorchester Boston. Put into foster care at an early age, he was the primary caretaker of his brother David Potter for five years before being adopted by the Potter family in Rehoboth. A graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, he went on to serve honorably in the United States Army, working in Field Artillery and food service. He enjoyed a full career in manufacturing and warehouse operations. Tommy was an avid Van Halen fan, who loved play...Read More

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Joseph M. DaPonte

Died : Feb 28, 2024

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East Providence, RI

Joseph M. DaPonte, 70, passed away on Wednesday February 28, 2024. He was the husband of the late Filomena Isabel DaPonte.He was born in Pico da Pedra, São Miguel, Azores. He was a son of the late Guilhermo and Leontina Tavares (Labão) DaPonte. Joseph worked at American Insulated Wired for 25 years until he retired.He leaves three sons, Ryan DaPonte of Rehoboth, Derick DaPonte of Rumford, Kevin DaPonte of Rumford, two daughters, Cristina DaPonte of Central Falls and Briana DaPonte of Rehoboth, three grandchildren, Jacob, Shane, Hope DaPonte, and one nephew, Phillip DaPonte. He was the brother of the late Emmanuel DaPonte and Jorge DaPonte.His funeral and visitation will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024, from 10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI, with a Burial to follow at Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI.  A celebration of Life to be held at 1:00 P.M. in the Abundant Life Assembly of God, 135 New Meadow Road, Swansea, MA immediately following the burial. 

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Laura P. Macedo

Died : Feb 28, 2024

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East Providence, RI

Laura P. Macedo, 98, of East Providence, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. She was the wife of the late Augustinho P. Macedo.Born in Ponta Garca, Sao Miguel, Azores she was the daughter of the late Jose and Adelina (Pimentel) Borges.She leaves one daughter, Bela M. Gouveia and two grandchildren, Victoria B. Gouveia and Jason A. Gouveia. She was the mother of the late Jose M. Macedo and sister of the late Antonio, Adelina and Mario Borges.Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 5-8 PM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a service to follow at 8:00 PM. Burial will be in Sao Miguel.

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Zelia Faria Branco

Oct 28, 1937 - Feb 26, 2024

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East Providence, RI

Zelia Faria Branco, 86, a beacon of love and selflessness, passed away peacefully at her home in East Providence, RI, on Monday, February 26, 2024. Born on October 28, 1937, in Sao Miguel, Azores, Zelia was the cherished daughter of the late Joao and Etelvina Estrela (Sousa) Correia. She was the loving wife of the late Joao Costa Branco, a devoted mother to Sandra F. Sicard and Robert J. Harty, Jr., and a caring sister to Joao Correia, Norbina Fatala, Guilhermina Messier, Esmaralda Pereira, Coralia Estrela, Liberal Correia, and the late Vincent Correia. Zelia's legacy extends to many adoring nieces and nephews who were touched by her kindness and warmth. Zelia's journey took her from the picturesque landscapes of the Azores to the vibrant communities of Rhode Island, where she established her life and family. Her work ethic and craftsmanship were evident in her many years of dedicated service as an embroiderer for the Healhtex corporation, and her meticulous skills were further displayed through her tenure with the esteemed Monet and Trifari Jewelry Companies. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Zelia was known for her fervent faith and the love she poured into her family. She had a passion for life’s simple pleasures, finding joy in the art of gardening, where she cultivated beauty just as she nurtured her family. Her hands, ever-creative, were often found dancing with crochet hooks, creating intricate patterns that mirrored the complexity and beauty of her life. Zelia’s love for coloring brought vibrant hues to her world, reminiscent of her own colorful spirit. Travel was another of Zelia’s passions, as she explored new places, immersing herself in different cultures, and creating lasting memories. However, it was in her kitchen where Zelia’s heart truly resided, as she cooked meals that not only nourished the body but also the soul, bringing her family together in laughter and conversation. Her selfless nature was a guiding force for all who knew her, with her actions always speaking louder than words. Zelia's presence was a comfort, her advice a treasure, and her love a constant that will be deeply missed. As we mourn the loss of Zelia Faria Branco, we also celebrate her remarkable life, one that was filled with an unwavering faith, boundless love, and a generosity of spirit that touched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know her. Her legacy will live on through the lives of her beloved family and the countless memories they shared. Zelia's journey through life was a testament to the values she held dear—love, faith, and selflessness. Her memory will be cherished and kept alive by her family, who take solace in knowing that she is now at peace. In honor of Zelia's extraordinary life, her family will gather in private to share stories, laughter, and tears, remembering a life well-lived and a woman well-loved. Zelia Faria Branco's spirit will forever be a guiding light for her family, an eternal reminder of the power of love and the beauty of a life dedicated to others. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 9:30am in St. Francis Xavier Church,81 North Carpenter St, East Providence, burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery,550 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours are FRIDAY MORNING IN THE CHURCH, from 8:30-9:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Boulevard Suite 3004 Warwick RI 02886-2233 · Arrangements by REBELLO FUNERAL HOME. www.rebellofuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Zelia Faria (Correia) Branco, please

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Ana M. Farias

Aug 04, 1929 - Feb 24, 2024

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East Providence, RI

Ana M. Farias, 94, of East Providence, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at home surrounded by her family. She was the cherished wife of the late Jose Farias, who preceded her in death on September 4, 2012. Ana was born on August 4, 1929 in Sao Miguel, Azores, to the late Manuel Andrade and Maria (Miguel) Andrade. Ana will be remembered as a loving mother, doting grandmother, and devout Catholic. She was a longtime parishioner of Saint Francis Xavier Church in East Providence, where her faith was an integral part of her life. Ana leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. She is survived by her devoted children: Joseph Farias of Johnston, Ana M. Martins, Gabriela Farias, and Genoveva Farias all of East Providence. She was the cherished grandmother of John, Brian, Michael, Ricky, Dennis, Joshua, and Jeremy, and great-grandmother to nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her immediate family, Ana leaves behind cherished memories with extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her son, Leonel Farias, and siblings Joao Andrade, Manuel Andrade, Maria Lourdes Franco, Irene Medeiros, Liduina Branco, Filomena Macedo, Rosa Andrade, and Maria Andrade. Relatives and friends are warmly invited to attend Ana's funeral services on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Visitation will take place from 8:30 to 9:45 AM at the REBELLO FUNERAL HOME, 901 Broadway, East Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at Saint Francis Xavier Church, 81 North Carpenter Street, East Providence. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 550 Wampanoag Trail, Riverside. Ana will be deeply missed but will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. May she rest in eternal peace. To to the family or in memory of Ana M. (Andrade) Farias, please

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Maria O. (Peixoto) Maroto

Sep 02, 1938 - Feb 25, 2024

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East Providence, RI

Maria O. (Peixoto) Maroto, 85, a cherished and loving figure in her community, passed away peacefully in her home in East Providence, Rhode Island, on Sunday ,February 25, 2024. Born on September 2, 1938, in Ribeira Seca, Sao Miguel, Portugal, to the late Agostinho Rodrigues Peixoto and Angelina DaSilva (Almeida) Peixoto, Maria was a beacon of warmth and generosity throughout her 85 years of life. Maria was the beloved wife of the late Armindo F. Maroto, with whom she shared a life full of love and dedication. Together, they raised a beautiful family, instilling values of kindness and compassion in their children. She was a devoted mother to Luis C. Maroto and his wife Andrea of Portsmouth, Armindo Maroto and his wife Donna of Rumford, and Stephen Maroto and his wife Sara of Rumford. Her role as a grandmother to Bradley, Matthew, Michael and his wife Chrissy, Melinda, and Alexandra was one she treasured deeply, filling their lives with joy and endless support. Her siblings held a special place in her heart, especially her brother Fernando A Rodrigues of Lisbon, and she fondly remembered her late brothers Manuel A. Rodrigues, Agostinho A Rodrigues, and Jacinto De Almeida Rodrigues. Maria's extended family, including many nieces and nephews, will forever cherish her memory and the love she so freely gave. Maria's work ethic was admirable. She spent over 17 years as an assembler at Davol Rubber Company, followed by more than 8 years at Monet Jewelry Company, where she applied her meticulous skills in jewelry assembly. Her colleagues knew her as a diligent and friendly presence, always ready to lend a helping hand. Maria's spirit of service extended beyond her professional life. She was a dedicated parishioner at St. Francis Xavier Church, where her faith and sense of community were evident. Her love for cooking was matched only by her joy in sharing meals with those she loved. Maria's home was often filled with the delicious aromas of traditional Portuguese cuisine, and her kitchen was the heart of many family gatherings. Those who knew Maria will remember her as a loving, generous, and thoughtful person, qualities that she embodied every day. She was a good-hearted soul who never hesitated to help anyone in need, and her actions were a testament to her character. As we bid farewell to Maria, we celebrate a life well-lived—a life marked by devotion to family, dedication to work, and a kindness that touched everyone she met. Her legacy of love and generosity will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know her. Maria's life will be honored and remembered in a private ceremony attended by her closest family and friends. As we reflect on her life, we hold dear the memories she created, the lessons she taught, and the love she shared. Maria O. (Peixoto) Maroto will be deeply missed, yet her spirit will remain with us, guiding and comforting us through the days ahead. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, March 2,2024 at 11:00am in St. Francis Xavier Church, 81 North Carpenter Street, East Providence. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 550 Wampanoag trail. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours are SATURDAY MORNING from 9:30am -11:00am IN St Francis Xavier Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 1085 North Main Street, Providence RI 02904. Arrangements by the REBELLO FUNERAL HOME. www.rebellofuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Maria Odette (Peixoto) Maroto, please

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Pamela B. Allen

Jun 10, 1947 - Feb 19, 2024

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East Providence, RI

Pamela B. Allen, 76, of East Providence, passed away at home on February 19, 2024. She was the loving companion of Edward D. Nedeau. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Walton J. Allen and Beatrice (Brabyn) Allen. Pamela was a graduate of East Providence High School, Class of 1965, where she played Clarinet in the band and was active with intramural sports. She was employed with RI Hospital Trust and with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island in the membership division until her retirement. Pamela loved animals, especially her two beloved cats, Woodrow and Shadow. She also fostered many cats over the years. She enjoyed traveling and taking vacations with Ed. In addition to her companion Ed, she leaves many cousins and friends. Her graveside service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 10:30 AM in Rumford Cemetery, Greenwood Avenue Entrance. Friends may call Friday, March 2, 2024 from the hours of 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. in the Home of J.H. WILLIAMS & CO., 210 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to Best Friends Animal Society or to Animals Asia will be appreciated. Donation links below: www.animalsasia.org

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Ilda Natalia Viveiros

Dec 19, 1923 - Feb 22, 2024

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East Providence, RI

Ilda Natalia Viveiros, 100, known affectionately as Ilda to her friends and family, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Waterview Villa in East Providence. Born on December 19, 1923, in the picturesque island of Faial in the Azores, Ilda was the cherished daughter of the late Manuel DaCamara Viveiros and Teresa (DeJesus) Viveiros. Her life was a testament to love, kindness, and the joy of simple pleasures. Ilda's journey led her from the scenic landscapes of her birthplace to the vibrant community of East Providence, where she established her life and family. She was a devoted mother to her late son, Carlos Alberto Almeida, and a loving mother-in-law to Manuela Almeida of Tiverton. Her role as a grandmother was one she embraced with all her heart, nurturing and guiding her grandchildren Carlos A. Almeida, Jr., Richard Almeida, Robert Almeida and his partner Steve Richards, as well as Christopher Almeida and his wife Ashley Rook-Almeida. The light of her life extended to her great-grandchildren, Ryleigh, Addison, and Chance, who will carry her legacy forward. In her professional life, Ilda dedicated many years as a machine operator and factory worker for the former R and J Jewelry Manufacturing. Her strong work ethic and commitment to excellence were evident in all she undertook. Yet, it was her unwavering support and presence that left an indelible mark on her colleagues and all who knew her. A woman of deep faith, Ilda found solace and strength in reading her Bible and living out her religious convictions with grace. Her love for cooking and baking was renowned, especially her skill in cake decorating, which she did with an artist's touch. Ilda's interests were as varied as they were passionate. She loved to travel, discovering new places and experiences with a sense of wonder and adventure. Laughter was never far from Ilda, as she enjoyed watching comedy movies, finding joy in the light-hearted moments of life. Gardening was another of Ilda's joys, and she could often be found tending to her plants with the same care and attention she gave to her family and friends. Her love for the outdoors extended to regular walks, a time for reflection and appreciation of the natural world around her. Ilda's passing is deeply felt by her family, including her many nieces and nephews, who will miss her loving guidance and thoughtful presence. She was the embodiment of kindness, always putting others before herself and ensuring that those around her felt valued and loved. Ilda's legacy is one of compassion and warmth, which will continue to inspire and influence long after her passing. As we say our final goodbyes to Ilda Natalia Viveiros, we remember a life beautifully lived and a soul that enriched the lives of so many. Her memory will be cherished, her lessons held close, and her spirit will forever be a guiding light for her family and all who were fortunate enough to know her. The absence of Ilda's gentle demeanor and generous heart will be felt profoundly by all, yet we take solace in the knowledge that her life was a journey well-traveled, filled with love, laughter, and the quiet grace of everyday blessings. May she rest in peace. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 10:00am in the Igreja Evangelica Pentecostal, Portuguese Assembly of God Church, 1237 Newman Avenue, Seekonk, Ma. A burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, Rumford. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours are on Monday, February 26,2024 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, at the REBELLO FUNERAL HOME, 901 Broadway, East Providence. www.rebellofuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Ilda Natalia Viveiros, please

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Edward J Souza

Aug 31, 1960 - Feb 07, 2024

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East Providence, RI

Edward J Souza 63, a pillar of strength and love, has passed into Eternal rest on February 7th. He was the son of the late Alfred and Shirley Souza of Rumford. He is survived by sisters Joanne Souza, Karen (Souza) Perry, her husband Brian Perry all of Rumford . He is pre deceased by his late brother Alfred Souza. Eddy held great love and pride for his nephew Brian Perry and his wife Amy of Westminster California and also for his nieces Melissa Perry of Rumford and Michelle Perry of Barrington. Eddy often affectionately referred to his great nieces and nephews as "the grandchildren", Leaving great-niece Morgan Perry of Barrington and Kelsey Perry of California also great nephews Cooper Perry of California and Eric, Nicholas and Benjamin Perry of Rumford. They all held a cherish place in his heart, and he beamed with pride at their every achievement. You could always find him cheering from the sideline of their ball games, out flying a kite, sharing in the magic of the sweetheart dance or celebrating milestones and birthday parties. Eddie's presence was always a constant source of love and support for each and every one of them. He also leaves behind his cherished Kitty "Pippi" and her friend Oreo, who he loved to spoil. A lifelong resident of East Providence, Ed was very well known in the community for helping others. He was a general contractor for many years. Ed was a hard-working man whose fierce determination and dedication knew no bounds. He had a love for cooking and was an incredible chef who could whip up an amazing meal from whatever was in the kitchen at any moment. He loved food shopping, thrift shopping, and being out on the water fishing, quahogging, and boating. Eds circle of friends was vast and diverse, bound not by blood but by laughter, unique experiences, and endless adventures. They were a second family to him. A man of integrity and kindness, he exemplified the essence of selflessness and generosity in everything he did. Eddie's Legacy will always live on in the hearts of those who loved him. His funeral will be held on Saturday, February 24th, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from the Rebello Funeral Home followed by a mass of Christian burial at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church 21 Traverse Street Providence. Calling hours Friday, February 23rd, 2024, at Rebello Funeral Home 901 Broadway East Providence from 4:00pm – 7;00pm . www.rebellofuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Edward " Eddy" Joseph Souza, please

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Harold W. Greene

Oct 26, 1932 - Feb 18, 2024

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East Providence, RI

Harold W. Greene, 91, of East Providence, died peacefully on February 18, 2024 at Evergreen House Health Center. He was the loving husband of Doris C. (Crabtree) Greene. The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in July of 2023. Born in Seekonk, MA, he was a son of the late Carl G. Greene and Isabell M. (Crockett) Greene. Mr. Greene was employed in the banking industry for many years, retiring as Vice President of Bank of America. He proudly served the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of Haven United Methodist Church and the Covenant Church in Riverside. An active sportsman, Harold enjoyed golfing, playing softball, and serving as referee in the basketball league at Haven Church. In addition to his wife, he leaves his loving children: Deborah L. Crepeau & her husband John of East Providence, Cheryl A. Souza & her husband James of Seekonk, and Alan E. Greene of Vero Beach, FL. Cherished grandfather of nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Edith Goulding, Gladys Marsland, George E. Greene, and Dorothy Franklin. Friends may call Saturday, February, 24, 2024 from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. with a service to follow in the Home of J.H. WILLIAMS & CO., 210 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Rumford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to the Riverside Covenant Church, 165 Rounds Avenue, Riverside, RI 02915 will be appreciated.

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Barbara Jean (Pimentel) Duarte

Apr 02, 1941 - Feb 15, 2024

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East Providence, RI

Barbara Jean (Pimentel) Duarte, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend went home to be with the Lord peacefully on February 15, 2024, at the age of 82. She was born on April 2, 1941, in Providence, RI, and most recently resided in East Providence, RI. Barbara leaves behind a legacy of love and family. Preceded in death by her late parents, Josephine (Mazza) Pimentel and Manuel Pimentel. She will forever be remembered by her siblings Irene Smith, Manuel Pimentel, Leonard Pimentel and Raymond Pimentel as well as their significant others. She was the proud mother of four children: the late Frank S. Duarte, Lori J. Duarte, Barbara J. Duarte, David M. Duarte and their significant others. Her nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren brought immense joy to her life. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Barbara was known for her beautiful style, vibrant personality, and kind heart. She had a very close relationship with God and loved Him dearly. Barbara had a passion for Bingo and Yahtzee, spending many joyful hours playing the games with her daughter Lori and friends. In the kitchen, she found joy in cooking delicious meals for her loved ones. Barbara had a deep love for her family and friends, cherishing every moment spent with them. In addition to her family ties, she leaves behind her two loyal and beloved best friends, Arlene and Joyce. Barbara was actively involved in her community. She generously donated to her church and various local charities, always seeking to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Throughout her life, Barbara enjoyed being a singer, and worked as a dedicated waitress for many years in her early life. She later retired from Sam's Club in Seekonk, MA, after 16 years services where she formed lifelong friendships that she held dear to her heart. Barbara Pimentel Duarte will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her memory will be cherished, and her spirit will live on in the hearts of her family and friends forever. Her funeral will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 830am from the REBELLO FUNERAL HOME,901 Broadway, East Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul, 30 Fenner Street, Providence, RI. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 550 Wampanoag Trail East Providence. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours are Thursday February 22, 2024, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the funeral home. www.rebellofuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Barbara Jean (Pimentel) Duarte, please

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