Antonio H. Cordeiro,
63, of Warwick, died Friday at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Maria E. (Macedo) Cordeiro. Born in St. Michael, Azores, he was a son of the late Humberto and Cristina (Botelho) Cordeiro; he emigrated to The United States in 1974 and lived in Pawtucket for 30 years before moving to Warwick in 2006.
Mr. Cordeiro was an Educator for the Providence School System until his retirement. He received both his Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Rhode Island College. He was an active communicant of SS Rose & Clement Parish, a Eucharistic Minister and Counselor at the A.C.I. and a hospital volunteer.
He was the loving father of Christina Dupuis and her husband Timothy of Coventry and Anna Cordeiro of West Warwick. Cherished grandfather of Timothy Nicholas Dupuis and Jordan Christopher Dupuis. Caring brother of Fatima Soares of Pawtucket and the late Mary Motta and Gizela Silva.
His funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:00 am from THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Warwick (Exit 12A on I-95) with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 am in St. Clement Church, 111 Long Street, Warwick. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Mary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Monday 5-8 pm.
Kindly omit flowers. Gifts in his memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 No. Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 or SS Rose & Clement Parish, 111 Long Street, Warwick, RI 02886 would be appreciated.
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Your humble servant and brother in Christ,
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