Gabriel S. deEscobar, 87, of Dover Avenue passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Laura L.(deLacerda) deEscobar to whom he was married 65 years. He was born in Cedros, Faial, Azores a son of the late Manuel S. and Filomena E. (daGloria) deEscobar. Mr. deEscobar was a forklift operator for the American Insulated Wire Company for 34 years before he retired. He was a communicant of St. Martha’s Church. Besides his wife he leaves three daughters, Maria deConciecao Lacerda deEscobar Styger and her husband Robert of New Jersey, Maria Gabriella Reinhardt, D.V.M. of Bristol and her late husband Peter, Maria Fernanda Davignon and her husband Phillip Davignon, M.D. of Vermont, one son, Gabriel Lacerda deEscobar and his wife Debra of New Hampshire, ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by six siblings. His funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 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, 2595 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Monday 4-8. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Martha’s Church would be appreciated.