Manuel Gomes, 79, Bristol


Manuel Gomes, 79, of Woodlawn Avenue, passed away on Jan. 30, 2014  at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center.

He was the husband of Victoria dos Santos (Cardoso) Gomes.

Born in Maceira, Leiria, Portugal, he was the son of the late Januario and Maria da Encarnacao Gomes.

Manuel was the father of Maria Gomes DeCastro of Cranston, Victor Manuel Gomes of Cumberland and Lori Gomes Valerio of Bristol; grandfather of Raquel Maria DeCastro, Shawn Manuel DeCastro, Jessica Rose Gomes Lavoie, Vanessa Marie Gomes and Joseph Peter Valerio; great-grandfather of Andre Manuel Carvalhana.

He was the brother of Joaquim “Jack” Gomes of Warren, Maria da Encarnacao Gomes of Portugal and the late Jose, Augusto, Antonio, Januario Gomes and Maria do Rosario Ferreria.

Manuel was a cabinet-maker for CJ Pearson for 30 years before retiring.  He was a member of the Lincoln Club and the Dom Luiz Filipe Association Man of the Year for 1990.

His funeral services were held Feb. 4, from the George Lima Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Rev. Luis Garcia at St. Elizabeth Church. Liturgical readings were by Fernanda Costa and Raquel De Castro. The offertory gifts were presented by Raquel De Castro, Jessica Lavoie and Vanessa Gomes. The eulogy was given by Antonio Estrela.

Burial followed in North Burial Ground.

Serving as pallbearers were Shawn De Castro, Henrique Ferreira, Gregg Lavoie, Joseph Valerio, William Gomes and Luis Ferreira.

Memorial donations may be made to Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, 1085 North Main St, Providence, RI, 02904.


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