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Richard T. Arruda
PAWTUCKET - Richard T. Arruda, 58, of Lawton St., Pawtucket, passed away at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket, RI on Monday, June 10, 2013.
Born in Providence, he was a son of William Arruda of Charlestown and the late Shirley Arruda.
Richard worked for the Highway Dept. for the City of Pawtucket for many years until his retirement in 2010. He liked the Red Sox, the Patriots and NASCAR and enjoyed walking on the beach.
In addition to his father, Richard will be dearly missed by his two brothers, Ted Arruda and his wife Linda of Charlestown and Robert M. Arruda and his wife Stacey of Westerly; one niece; three nephews; one great niece and three great nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 5-7pm in Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 10:30am in the funeral home, followed by burial in St. Michael Cemetery, Pawcatuck, CT. For online condolences, please go to