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CUMBERLAND - Thomas F. Almeida Sr., 65, of Duchess Rd. passed away Monday at home surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of Suzanne (Baillargeon) Almeida.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of Constance M. ( Mc Pherson) Almeida of Cumberland and the late Wenceslau S. Almeida Jr. He was a life long Cumberland resident.
Mr. Almeida was a partner in the law firm of Capineri & Almeida, Pawtucket for over 20 years until his retirement in 2008. He was also the Solicitor for the Town of Cumberland for 14 years under the Stetkiewicz and Gaschen administrations.
In October 1973 the Blackstone Valley Portuguese American Community honored him with "Man of the Year" award at a testimonial attended by many local and state dignitaries. Among his many civic activities he was also a Past President and long time member of the former Seven Castles Club of the Blackstone Valley; member of the R. I. Bar Association, Filibuster Club and Cumberland Lodge 14, FOPA. He was also a former member of the R. I. Army National Guard with the 103rd Field Artillery.
Besides his wife and mother he leaves children, Diane Almeida-Tootell of Pawtucket and Thomas F. Almeida Jr. of Cumberland; Jason Dean and Jerred Dean both of Cumberland and Jamie Austin of North Smithfield. He also leaves a sister, Mary Ann Garrin of Cumberland and 11 grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Rd. Rte. 122, Cumberland. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Fatima Dr., Cumberland. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Calling hours Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886. Directions/Guest Book:
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