Jose “Ramalho” Da Estrela, 84, of East Providence, Rhode Island, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the Espirito Santo hospital, in Sao Miguel, Azores. He was the husband of the late Maria dos Anjos (Cabral) Estrela.
Born in Rabo de Peixe, Sao Miguel, Azores he was a son of the late Manuel and Maria Da Conceicao Estrela. He was survived by his four children, Adelina Estrela and her husband Manuel of East Providence, Maria Cordeiro and her husband Serafim of Providence, Manuela Andrade and her husband Artur of East Providence and his son Jose Nazario Estrela and his wife Cidalia of Swansea. He was the proud father of the popular music artist, Jose Nazario. He was the devoted grandfather of ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Domingos, Eduardo, Maria da Conceicao, Manuel “Jaral” and Luisa.
Jose was dedicated to his career, and was a fisherman for most of his life. He was an extremely hard-working man. During his career, he would travel to Alaska on the fishing vessels for six months at a time. One of his greatest accomplishments was owning his bar/store in Sao Miguel, where many loved to visit. Jose was very proud of where he came from and his life in Portugal brought him great joy.
His funeral and visitation will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 from 9:00AM to 10:00 AM in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 21 Traverse Street, Providence, RI with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:00 AM. Burial will be private.