Charles G. Gonsalves, Sr.

Charles G. Gonsalves, Sr., 85 of Austin Avenue passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Rhode Island Hospital.  He was the husband of Elizabeth J. (Gordon) Gonsalves to whom he was married 63 years.  Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Ida (Sousa) Perry.  Mr. Gonsalves worked for the United States Postal Service for many years before he retired. He served in the Army during the Korean War.  He was a member of the Sons of Italy, Lodge 112, and the Hillside Country Club.  He was an avid Golfer and enjoyed spending time with his family.  Besides his wife he leaves one son, Chuck G. Gonsalves, Jr. and his wife Dawn of East Providence, and two grandchildren, Nick and Brock Gonsalves.  He was the father of the late Dianne E. Brisson and father in law of the late Mark Brisson.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Loreto Church, Waterman Avenue, East Providence. Burial with Military Honors will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.  Calling hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Meeting Street School, 1000 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02905.