Julio E. Rezendes

Julio Edward Rezendes was born in Wareham, Mass., on June 15, 1929 and at the age of 86, passed away on October 22, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.  He was the son of the late Joseph Rezendes of Fogo, Cape Verde and Mary Delgado of Wareham Mass. At a young age, Eddie enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country honorably during the Korean War. He then pursued a boxing career having more than 48 amateur and professional fights in the light weight division. Eddie later became a Merchant Marine and traveled extensively throughout the world.  Upon returning from the Merchant Marines, he worked as a Longshoreman for local 1329. Eddie was an avid New York Yankees and Giants fan and spent most of his leisure time enjoying a variety of sports. His favorite hobbies were playing poker and listening to classical music.  He read the newspaper daily and kept up with current events. Eddie was married to Renee A’Vant Babbitt and is survived by his nine children: Edward (Pearl), Frank, Ronald (Corrine), and Norman Rezendes of East Providence; Lorraine Rezendes of Cranston, with whom he lived, Renee Rezendes of Providence, Sheila Davis of Pawtucket, Pepe Rezendes (Angela) of Wisconsin and Lance Perry of Virginia. He had 28 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. He was predeceased by 3 grandchildren: Frank Jr., Abby and Dwayne Rezendes. Eddie is survived by one sister Rose Williams and was the brother of the late Juvenal, Joseph, and Henry Rezendes and Dominga Perry. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Eddie “Chino” was loved and embraced by his Fox Point and East Providence extended families. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM in Saint Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street, East Providence. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4-8 in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence.