Jose A. Palrao, 77 of California Avenue, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of the late Maria Etelvina (Sebastiao) Palrao. Born in Rabo de Peixe, Sao Miguel, Azores he was a son of the late Jose Palrao and Amelia Andrade. Mr. Palrao worked for the Leviton Manufacturing Company before he retired. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Rosary Church. He enjoyed fishing and working in his garden. He was a dedicated father and his greatest passion was being with his family. He leaves seven daughters, Ana P. Sebastiao, Cidalia M. Sebastiao, Etelvina Andrade, Lucy F. DaRosa, Rosaria P. Tavares, M. Goretti Dias and Jessica L. Alves, three sons, Jose A. Palrao, Paul A. Palrao and Steven J. Palrao, one sister, Amelia Andrade, one brother, Manuel Palrao, 23 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. His funeral will be held on Thursday at 10:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Traverse Street, Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Wednesday 5-8.