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Fernando Rodrigues Gomes
CUMBERLAND - Fernando Rodrigues Gomes, 74, of Cumberland Street, passed away Tuesday in the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Maria A. (Nunes) Gomes.
Born in Pedrogao Pequeno, Portugal he was the son of the late Manuel and Beatriz (do Carmo) Gomes. He came to this country in 1973, settling in Cumberland.
Mr. Gomes was employed by the RI Textile Company of Pawtucket for 4 years, previously employed by the former Royal Electric Company for 20 years.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church.
Besides his beloved wife, he leaves one son, Fernando M. Gomes of Cumberland; one brother, Jose Gomes of Pawtucket; four sisters, Gracinda Croteau of Pawtucket, Angela Matos and Carmita Fernandes, both of Portugal, and Carmen Fonseca of South Attleboro; three grandchildren, Nicholas Gomes, Carley Gomes, and Jake Gomes, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Petrucinia Gaspar.
A celebration of his life will be held Friday at 9 AM from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Fatima Drive, Cumberland. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours will be held Thursday from 5-8 PM.