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Honorato Cruz Santos
CUMBERLAND - Honorato Cruz Santos, 84, of Titus Street, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Lucinda (Matias) Santos.
Born in Poutena, Portugal, he was the son of the late David and Aurora (dosSantos) Cruz. He came to this country in 1961, settling in Cumberland.
Mr. Santos was employed as a construction worker for JH Lynch Company for 10 years, and previously Cruz Construction Company for 25 years, retiring in 1986.
Honorato loved his family and enjoyed working around the yard, maintaining the family home, and hunting.
Besides his beloved wife, he leaves a son David J. Santos and his wife M. Carmen of Bristol; a daughter, Elizabeth Avila and her husband A.J. of Providence; four grandchildren, Tara Avila, Brianna Avila, Sophia Santos and Jacob Santos; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Belmiro Cruz, Jasmin Santos, and Aurora Oliveira.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday at 9 AM from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Fatima Drive, Cumberland. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours will be held Friday from 4 to 8 PM.