Joao C. Amaral, 78, of New York Avenue, passed away on Saturday April 29, 2017 at his home. He was the husband of Maria Luisa Sampaio. He was born in Ponta Garca, Sao Miguel, Azores a son of the late Joao Furtado and Maria Amaral. Mr. Amaral was a polisher for the Imperial Pearl Company before he retired. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Rosary Church. Besides his wife he leaves one son, Jose Amaral of Providence, three daughters, Leonor Amaral Sousa of Sao Miguel, Ana Paula Amaral of Sao Miguel and Grace Amaral Costa of Providence, one sister, Maria deEstrela, two brothers, Armando Furtado and Jose Furtado, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was predeceased by five siblings. His funeral will be held on Saturday May 6, 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 Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Traverse Street, Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 5-8.
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