Fernando Arruda Goncalves, 50, of Bristol


Fernando Arruda Goncalves, 50, of State Street passed away on February 28th at RI Hospital.

Born in Rabo de Peixe St. Michael, he was the son of the late Guilherme and Maria de Jesus (Arruda) Goncalves.  He was the husband of Lucia Fatima (Vieira) Goncalves; father of Liliana Goncalves, Erika Goncalves and Bethanie Goncalves and grandfather of his beloved granddaughter Mya Faith Goncalves. He was the brother of Guilherme Goncalves, Paulo Goncalves, Ricardo Goncalves, Jose Goncalves, Eduardo Goncalves, Maria de Jesus Ledo, Esperito Santo Costa Nelia Diogo and the late Manuel Goncalves.

He was employed as a boat builder at C & C Composites as well as TPI.

His funeral services were held March 6th from the George Lima Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial con celebrated by Rev. Luis Garcia Dutra and Rev. Richard Narciso at St. Elizabeth Church.  The offertory gifts were presented by Liliana Goncalves, Erika Goncalves and Bethanie Goncalves.  The eulogy was presented by Erika Goncalves. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were Paul Goncalves, Jason Silva, Robert Oliveira, Ricky Hiciano, Jonathan Pinheiro and Tiago Vieira.



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