Claudio M. Mota, 79, of Summit Street, passed away on Sunday January 25, 2015 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Carmelia (deMelo) Mota to whom his was married for 56 years.He was born in Lomba do Cavaleiro, Povoacao, Sao Miguel, Azores, a son of the late Mariano and Maria Jose (Martins) Motta. Mr. Mota was the owner and operator of C.M.C Gas in Warren and also the owner and operator of Mota Liquors in East Providence. He was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church.Besides his wife he leaves one daughter Carmelia P. Silva and her husband Luis of Rehoboth, three sons, Dinarte Mota and his wife Kathleen of Rehoboth, Claudio Motta and his wife Gail of Dighton and John Motta and his wife Ana of North Dighton, one sister Mary-Lou Medeiros of East Providence, one brother Thomas Motta of East Providence, 12 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He was the brother of the late John Motta. 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. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 4-8.