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Manuel Cardoza III
CENTRAL FALLS - Manuel Cardoza III, 51 of Clay St., died Friday at home. Born in Pawtucket he was the beloved son of Manuel V. and Lucinda (Catarina) Cardoza.
He was a steel worker formerly employed by the Washburn Wire Co., East Providence for a number of years, leaving the company due to a disability.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church. Manuel was an avid outdoorsman and a member of the AARP and the Tropical Fish Society of RI, where he was a breeder. Also he graduated from Central Falls High School in 1977 and was a varsity member of the wrestling team, being chosen as MVP his senior year. One of the greatest joys of his life was spending time with his nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he leaves one brother, Albert Cardoza of Cumberland and three sisters Luci Martins and Bernadette Kelly both of Cumberland and Theresa Moniz of Central Falls. He also leaves aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held Thursday at 8 a.m. from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Rd. Rt. 122, Cumberland. Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Fatima Dr., Cumberland. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Calling hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a favorite charity of your choice.