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CUMBERLAND. Pedro "Peter" Cardoso, 70, passed away Tuesday at R.I. Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Janet (Nichols) Cardoso and was married 47 years.
He was born in Central Falls, a son of the late Pedro and Maria (Barbosa) Cardoso and has lived in Cumberland for the last 49 years.
He had been employed as a printer at Hasbro Industries for 37 years before retiring. He was a 1958 graduate of the trade program at Central Falls High School and was a member of the Cumberland Community Methodist Church. He was a diehard New York Yankees fan and was active in local politics.
He was the devoted father to three daughters, Deana and her husband David Zanfardino, Cathy and her husband Rodney Simonini and Nancy and her husband William Henson all of Cumberland; three sons, Stephen and his wife Linda, Kenneth and his wife Susan all of Cumberland and Brian and his wife Sarika of Missouri. He also leaves a sister, Dolores Pereira-Maurice of Cumberland and a brother Joseph Cardoso of Raynham, MA.
He was the cherished grandfather of 13 grandchildren. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and many friends. He was the brother of the late Eleanor Oliver.
At his request, Services will be private. Memorial donations to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Condolences, www.coelhofuneralhome.net