Donald J. Lopes, 81, of East Providence, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Emilia (Carvalho) Lopes for 57 years.
Born in Boston, he was a son of the late William and Antoinette (Andrade) Lopes. Mr. Lopes served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corp. He was an aircraft mechanic in Quonsett until it closed in 1973, then worked for the State of Rhode Island in airport operations until his retirement .
Besides his wife Emilia, he leaves a son, Donald Lopes of Providence and a daughter, Michelle Lopes of East Providence; two grandchildren, John and Stephany Lopes and two great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Shirley Williams.
His funeral will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Loreto Church, Waterman Avenue, East Providence. Burial will immediately follow with Military Honors in Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 4-8