Manuel E. Ferreira, 85, of Providence, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care. He was the husband of Maria (DaSilva) Ferreira.
He was born in Vila Nova, Terceira, Azores, a son of the late José and Maria Augusta (Enes) Ferreira.
Mr. Ferreira worked for American insulated wire Inc. before he retired. He liked working on his garden, tending to his grape vine and making homemade wine. He enjoyed going to Portuguese gatherings with wife Maria and loved, “Cantorias, Portuguese Carnaval and the Holy Ghost Feasts.” Manuel was a proud hardworking man who loved his family. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Besides his wife Maria, he leaves five children, Maria DeSousa and her husband Jorge of Terceira, Azores, Rosa Lima and her husband Antonio of Providence, Zelia Ferriera- Barbery and her husband John of Rehoboth, Manuel A. Ferreira of Providence, and Steve M. Ferreira and his wife Kimmy of East Providence, Five grandchildren, Paul DeSousa, Pamela Lima, Marco Vieira, Nicholas Lima and Anabel Ricci, two great grandchildren, Madison Vieira and Khloe Vieira, two brothers, Francisco Ferreira and Luis Ferreira both of Terceira, Azores. He was the brother of the late José Ferreira and Adelino Ferreira.
His funeral will be held on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Traverse Street, Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 6-8PM.