Jose F. Furtado
PAWTUCKET - Jose F. Furtado, 77 died Friday at his home in Pawtucket. He was the husband of Maria L. (Botelho Medeiros) Furtado. Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, he was the son of the late Manuel and Maria Furtado. Jose came to the United States in 1980 and settled in Pawtucket.
Prior to his retirement in 2000 he worked as a machine operator for Elizabeth Webbing in Central Falls. He volunteered and was a member of the Amigos das Terceira and he played for the Holy Spirit Committee and Rancho of St. Anthony's.
Beside his wife, Jose is survived by three sons, Duarte Furtado of Attleboro, MA, Carlos Furtado of East Providence, RI, and Tony Furtado of Cumberland, RI; two daughters, Ana Troia of North Attleboro, MA and Grace Troia of Pawtucket, RI; 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
His funeral will be held on Monday 9:00 a.m. from the LACHAPELLE FUNERAL HOME, 643 Main Street, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony Church, Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket at 10:00 a.m. His life will be celebrated with calling hours on Sunday from 3:00 7:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland. For directions, to view the book of memories and sign the guestbook visit www.lachapellefuneralhome.com.
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