Ernesto M. Paiva

Ernesto M. Paiva, 80 of Jewett Street, Providence died Friday, February 22, 2013 at Miriam Hospital.  He was the husband of Maria Noemia (dePaiva) Paiva.  He was born in Nordeste, Sao Miguel, Azores a son of the late Jose M. and Maria (Texeira) Paiva.  Mr. Paiva worked at Miriam Hospital for twenty years before retiring.  He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Rosary Church and a member of the Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity, Rehoboth.  Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Jose M. dePaiva of Sao Miguel and Louis M. Paiva and his wife Kim of Cranston and two grandchildren, Louis M. Paiva II  and  Jessica Ping dePaiva. He was predeceased by one brother and three sisters.  His funeral will be held on Thursday at 10:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Traverse Street, Providence.  Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Wednesday 5-8.