Antonio T. Placido, 69, Bristol


Antonio T. Placido, 69, of Bristol, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital.

He was the loving husband of Natalia (Silva) Placido.

Born in Sao Miguel, Portugal, a son of the late Arthur Placido and Conceicao (Tavares), he had been a long-time Bristol resident.

Mr. Placido worked at Triangle Wire and Cable in Pawtucket for many years until his retirement. He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth’s Church in Bristol and enjoyed fishing, enjoyed spending time with his family, and cherished spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors, two sons, Antonio S. Placido and his wife Lisa of Rehoboth, and Kevin S. Placido and his wife Stephanie of Seekonk; brothers, Arthur T. Placido of Bristol, Jose Placido of Montreal, and the late Carlos M. Placido; sisters, Maria DeMelo and Conceicao Placido both of Montreal.

He is also survived by his grandsons, Antonio J. and Andrew A. Placido; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 from 4 - 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral and Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 8:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Elizabeth's Church in Bristol.

Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery will follow.


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