Born in Sao Miguel, Acores, a son of the late Joao Joaquim and Julieta (Rego) Pinheiro, he was a machinist for Royal Diversified.
He was the beloved brother of Joao and Eduardo Pinheiro of Bristol, Gilberto Pinheiro, with whom he lived, Antonio Pinheiro of Riverside, Maria Carreiro of Warren and Ana Arraial of Bristol. He was a brother of the late Jose Pinheiro. He leaves many nieces and nephew including his godchildren, Kevin Carreiro, Jonathan Pinheiro, Ethan Arraial and Kayley Carreiro.
Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren where family will receive friends, from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6. Funeral services are 7:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Elizabeth’s Church, Wood Street, Bristol. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., PO Box 9376, Framingham, Ma 01701-9376. See www.wjsmithfh.com.