Anthony L. Alves, 84 of Howland Avenue, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Barbara L. (Haggstrom) Alves. He was born in Bristol, a son of the late Antonio and Mariana (Amaral) Alves. Mr. Alves was a Communications Technician for New England Telephone and was a 45 year member of I.B.E.W. 2323. He played Senior League Softball as a pitcher for many years and also represented Rhode Island in the Senior Olympics for softball. He was an avid fisherman. He leaves three sons, Steven A. Alves of Warren, David E. Alves and his wife Estel of East Providence and Robert P. Alves and his wife Connie of Riverside and three grandchildren, David, Elisha and Robert. He was the brother of the late Edward Alves. His funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 4-8. In lieu of flowers contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated.