Amadeu "Aime" Pereira
CUMBERLAND - Aime Pereira, known in area for years in the auto and racing community died Saturday.
Amadeu "Aime" Pereira of Cumberland, Rhode Island,devoted husband of Marion(McCarthy) Pereira with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in 1927, Aime died peacefully on November 13 at age 83 surrounded by his loving family.
Brother of Eva Valentine and Laura Kelleher and the late Augustus "Gus" Pereira of Cumberland, RI. Dedicated father of John F. Pereira and fiance Debbie Silva of Pawtucket, RI, Peter A. Pereira and wife Pamela of Cranston, RI, Paul A. Pereira of Brighton, MA, Anthony Tony M. Pereira and wife Lenore of Ocala, FL and James M. Pereira and wife Brenda of Cumberland, RI. Loving grandfather of 11 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 5 great-grandchildren.
Aime was a lifelong resident of Cumberland, RI who spent 50 plus years working as an automotive machinist in and around the Blackstone Valley. As recently as September of this year, Aime worked as a driver for Anchor Subaru of Smithfield.
A veteran of WWII, Aime greatly enjoyed his garden and yard and was a huge fan of NASCAR and the Boston Red Sox. All who came to know Aime could only speak highly of him and considered him a friend that they could rely on.
A celebration of his life will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Aidan Church, Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in Aime's memory to either the building fund of St. Aidan Parish of Cumberland, RI or the Celiac Sprue Association of Omaha, NE (www.csaceliacs.org). Guestbook: jjduffyfuneralhome.com