SPC Christopher L. Mendonca
PAWTUCKET – SPC Christopher L. Mendonca, 20, a beloved son of Domingas G. (DePina) Mendonca and Luis Mendonca, passed away in New York on Sunday, December 4, 2011 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident while on leave from the U.S. Army. He was an Operation Enduring Freedom veteran of the United States Army, Company B, 2-8 Infantry, 2nd BCT, 4th ID, Fort Carson, Colorado.
Christopher was born in Pawtucket and had resided in Holbrook, Massachusetts. He enjoyed dancing and cooking. Christopher was a graduate of Holbrook High School, and aspired to become a State Trooper after completing his service with the United States Army.
Besides his parents, he leaves his wife, Kasey (Tapper) Mendonca; a brother, Joseph G. Pires; maternal grandmother, Ana Gomes and his paternal grandmother, Justina Mendonca.
Services with Full Military Honors will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Temple of Restoration, 40 Walcott St., Pawtucket. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Wampanoag Trail, East Providence. VISITATION will be Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. at the WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. For online condolences visit: www.TrippFuneralHome.com