Frank G. Penha, Jr.

Frank G. Penha, Jr., 86, of Blanding Avenue passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019 at his home. He was the husband of the late Irene (Viera) Penha.

Born in East Providence, he was the son of the late Frank G. Penha, Sr. and Zulmira (Pina) Penha. Mr. Penha was a pipe fitter for Electric Boat before he retired.  He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.  He also was a Musician and played through out the Cape Verdean Community. He belonged to several different bands, most recently the Mark V Band.  He was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.

He leaves ten children, Ron Penha, Penny Penha, Robert Penha, Sr., Jerome Penha, Sr., Lisa Penha, Frank G. Penha, III, Guy Penha, Sr., Anna Osborne, Francine Manar and Terri Latimer, one sister, Josephine Braz, two brothers, George Penha and Paul Penha, 23 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Domingo Penha and Irene Gomes.

His funeral will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 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. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday 4-8.