Arthur Tavares Menezes, 89, Bristol


Arthur Tavares Menezes, 89, of Bourne Street, passed away on Jan. 2, 2014, at Saint Antoine Residence in North Smithfield.

He was the husband of the late Maria Lucille (Machado) Menezes.

Born in Rabo de Peixe, St. Michael, Azores, he was the son of the late Manuel Tavares Ferreira and Maria do Rosario Menezes.

He was the father of Lucy Menezes, Rita Menezes, Adelino Menezes, Joseph Menezes and the late David Menzes; grandfather of Elliot Lepre, Tanya Lepre, Jessica George, Allison Menezes, Conner Menezes, and Wilson Menezes; and brother of Hortensa Pereira and the late Virginio Menezes, Joseph Menezes, Manuel Menezes, Armando Menezes and Urania Ledo.

Arthur was employed by Bristol Public Works before retiring.

He was a member of the Bristol Sports Club, the Santo Cristo Club as well as member of the Santo Cristo committee of St. Elizabeth Church.

His funeral services were held Jan. 6, 2014 from the George Lima Funeral Home with a graveside service held at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Eric Camara, Joe Leo, Manny Menezes, Chris Lepre, Joseph Menezes and John Germano.


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