Jose Oliveira, 93, of Bristol


Jose Oliveira, 93, of Bay View Ave passed away on November 12th at Orchard View Manor.  He was the husband of Angelina (do Carmo) Cordeiro.

Born in Relva, Sao Miguel, he was the son of the late Francisco and Maria da Gloria Oliveira.  He was employed as machine operator for American Tourister before retiring.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Joao C. Oliveira and his wife Genoveva of Bristol, his daughter Maria Angelina Medeiros and her husband Jose of Canada, his grandchildren Michael Oliveira, Deborah Oliveira Carr, Jennifer Oliveira Bento and Suzie Medeiros Blesity and great grandchildren Kendra and Sara Oliveira and Emma and Zachary Blesity.  He was the brother of the late Joao and Francisco Oliveira.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 16th 8 a.m. from the George Lima Funeral Home 367 High St with a Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Church 577 Wood St. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bristol. Visiting hours are Thursday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.



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