Joao Oliveira, 89, formerly of East Providence

Posted 4/6/21

Joao “John” Oliveira, 89, of Davenport, Florida, passed away on April 3, 2021. He was born on April 13, 1931 in Brava, Cape Verde and moved to the United States in 1964 settling in East …

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Joao Oliveira, 89, formerly of East Providence

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Joao “John” Oliveira, 89, of Davenport, Florida, passed away on April 3, 2021. He was born on April 13, 1931 in Brava, Cape Verde and moved to the United States in 1964 settling in East Providence and from there moving to Davenport in 2014.

John was retired from Brown University after working for some 30 years. He enjoyed attending Cornerstone Baptist Church in Davenport with his daughter and her husband.

Joao was all about dancing, he loved the attention that he would get after getting all dressed up in his fine suits and hats and going to the dance halls. He could and, did, dance for hours on end, almost to the point of exhaustion. John’s personality was one that could never be duplicated and never forgotten.

John is predeceased by his wife, Josephine Oliveira, his brother Joao Santos, his sister Carlota Santos and his grandson, Stephan Gomez. He is survived by his children Marcel Gomez, Jean-Pierre Gomez, Tony Gomez, Julie Cowin, Jean-Claude Gomez; siblings Julia Santos, Adelaide Santos, Manuel Santos, Henrique Santos; godchild Elizabeth Johnston; grandchildren Jacira Cowin-Prasad, Javier Cowin, Samirez Gomez and great- grandson Jayvien Prasad.

A visitation will be Thursday, April 8, from 11 a.m., with service starting at noon. A reception will follow for family and friends at the Oliveira residence in Florida.

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