John Furtado, Jr.

John Furtado, Jr. 88, of East Providence passed away Thursday June 23, 2016 at the Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Providence. He was the husband of the late Elsie M. (Duell) Furtado to whom he was married for 64 years. Born in East Providence he was a son of the late John and Mary (Faria) Furtado. Mr. Furtado was an Air Force Veteran of WWII. He was a Police Officer for the Seekonk Police Department for 20 years before retiring. He was a former Past President of the F.O.P. and a member of the Seekonk American Legion, Post 311. He leaves one daughter, Susan Palmieri and her husband Stephen of North Providence, one son, Jeffrey Furtado and his wife Cathy of Pennsylvania, three grandchildren, Stephen, Eric and Jeffrey and one brother, Edwin Furtado. He was the brother of the late Genevieve Denny. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial with Military Honors will be in Seekonk Cemetery. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk, MA 02771 would be appreciated.