Chester W. Lema, 96 of East Providence passed away Thursday December 3, 2015 at RI Hospital. He was the husband of Gertrude F (Rodrick) Lema. Born in Providence he was the son of the late Anthony and Helena (Simas) Lema. He was an optician, licensed barber, scoutmaster and a musician who played the trumpet.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons Bobby Lema of East Providence, Russell Lema of Rumford, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. He was the brother of the late Eva Brinkley.
His funeral and burial will be private. Arrangements by the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME.