Richard A. Bilotti, 60, Bristol

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Richard A. Bilotti, 60, of Catherine Street in Bristol, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at Newport Hospital, surrounded by his son, longtime companion and family.

Born in Providence, and a lifelong resident of Bristol, he was a son of Philomena S. (Castro) Bilotti of Bristol and the late Armand Bilotti.

Richard was a graduate of Bristol High School, Class of 1972.

He was a retired self-employed finish carpenter in the Bristol area.

He was a member of the Cup Defenders Association in Bristol and the Portuguese Club in Warren.  Richard was an accomplished carpenter and wood craftsman and was an avid outdoorsman.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Kevin R. Bilotti of Dallas, Texas; his longtime companion, Sherri Allen of Bristol; two brothers, Armand G. Bilotti of Bristol and Gary Bilotti of Barrington; two sisters, Sara Jean McShane of Bristol and Jacquelyn Bilotti of Riverside; and several nieces and nephews and many beloved friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kevin Bilotti.

His funeral will be held on Friday, Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., in Bristol. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State St., in Bristol,

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be on Thursday, Jan. 9 from 4 -7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cup Defenders Association Scholarship Fund, 230 Wood St., Bristol, RI  02809.

For online condolences, shared memories, information and directions go to www.sansonefuneralhome.com.

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