Jose P. Varela, 92 of Cobb Street passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was born in Brava, Cape Verde Islands a son of the late Francisco P. Varela and Olivia dos Santos (Alves) Varela. Mr. Varela worked in the food service industry at Brown University before he retired. He leaves one brother, Antonio P. Varela and his wife Hirondina, three nieces, Rose Marie Varela, Marie Antoinette DaRosa and Odile Miranda and two nephews, Olivier Varela and Francois Varela. His funeral will be held on Thursday 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 St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Wednesday 4-8.