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Joao F. DaRocha
PAWTUCKET - Joao F. DaRocha, 83, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2011 surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. DaRocha was born in St. Miguel, Azores, the son of the late Joao and Maria Isabel (Machado) DaRocha and the husband of the late Olinda E. (Costa) DaRocha.
He was a press operator at Cass Jewelry in North Providence for many years.
Mr. DaRocha is survived by his daughters Goretti DaRocha of Central Falls, Mary Jo Bonin and Constance Rocha of North Providence and Maria Dupont of Central Falls, his sisters, Almerinda Monte of New Bedford MA, and Maria Teresa Homen of St. Miguel, Azores. He is also survived by his five grandchildren and four great granddaughters. Mr. DaRocha was the brother of the late Manuel F. DaRocha, Mariana J. Pavao, and Maria Ludres Cardosa.
The funeral for Mr. DaRocha will be Monday at 9:00 a.m. from the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony's Church, Lawn Ave, Pawtucket at 10:00 a.m. His burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. The calling hours for Mr. DaRocha will be Sunday 2-5 p.m. in the funeral home. For directions and online condolences please visit www.manningheffern.com.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association, in memory of Mr. Joao F. DaRocha, P.O. Box # 417005, Boston MA, 02241. www.honor.americanheart.org.