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Fernando Lourenco Sr.
CUMBERLAND - Fernando Lourenco Sr., 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday. Fernando was born in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland on June 26, 1920. He is survived by his wife of 68 years Piedade (Freitas) Lourenco. He was the son of the late Jose and Maria (daPatrocino) Lourenco of Lamegal, Portugal.
Fernando was a machinist at the former Standard Nut & Bolt, Cumberland for many years retiring 27 years ago. He was an avid gardener, loved carpentry work, music and soccer. He was a proud member of the Club Juventude Lusitana and Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland. He was also a member of the Uniao Beneficente, Pawtucket.
Beside his wife, he leaves two sons, Fernando Lourenco Jr., and his wife Mickey of Warwick; Joseph Lourenco and his wife Jeanne of Cumberland. One daughter Alice Sproviero and her husband Steve of Scottsdale, AZ. He also leaves one sister Ines Sarmento; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Leonidio, Amelia Silva, Aurora Silva and Gracinda Fonseco. His devotion to family included all nieces, nephews and cousins which were always dear to him.
A Celebration of his Life will be held Monday at 9 AM from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road Cumberland. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Fatima Drive, Cumberland. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Clube Juventude Luisitana, 10 Chase St., Cumberland, RI 02864. Directions/guestbook: jjduffyfuneralhome.com
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