Joao J. Goncalves

Joao J. Goncalves, 84 of Gemini Dr. passed away Monday April 24, 2017 at RI Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Eleanor (Lomba) Goncalves.  Born in Brava, Cape Verde he was a son of the late Joseph and Ana (Pina) Goncalves. Joao was a Merchant Marine before he retired.  He enjoyed cooking and was a chef at numerous diners in New Jersey.  He also worked doing carpentry, masonry and painting.  Joao is survived by one brother Bobby Goncalves and his wife Julia of East Providence, two children Fatima and Steve, several niece, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Calling hours will be held on Wednesday April 26, 2017 from 4-8 PM with a service at 7:30 PM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence.  Burial will be in New Jersey.