Edmond Cortez 85, died Wednesday August 27, 2014 at the South County Hospital.He was the husband of Mary J. (Marchese) Cortez. Born in East Providence he was a son of the late Manuel and Genevieve (Ferreira) Cortez, Sr. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Linda Cortez, two sons, Edmond Cortez, Jr. and Michael Cortez, two grandchildren, Robert and Michael Porter, one sister, Rose Nunes of Florida and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Celeste Faria, Manuel Cortez, Jr., Angelo and Donald Cortez. His funeral and visitations will be held on Friday at 9:30 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Saint Teresa’s Church, Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial with Military Honors will be in Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.