Jose L. Lopes, 89 of Grassmere Avenue, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Waterview Villa. He was the husband of Indiana M. (Martins) Lopes. Born in Brava, Cape Verde Islands, he was a son of the late Evo C. Monteiro and Gilhermina Lopes. Mr. Lopes was a Minister of Justice for the Republic of Cape Verde before he retired. He assisted many people coming from the Cape Verde Islands to this country as well as other parts of the world. Besides his wife he leaves four daughters, Andaluza Lopes, Fernanda Lopes, Maria A. Vieira and Olivia L. Mendes, two sons, Casimiro Lopes and Jose E.G. Lopes, one stepdaughter, J. Tereza DiBona and eleven grandchildren. He was the father of the late John J. Lopes and was one of seventeen children.His funeral will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 4-8.