Manuel E. daRosa, 72, of Brightridge Avenue passed away Saturday September 3, 2016 at the Miriam Hospital surrounded by his loving family.He was the husband of Maria Noelia (Maciel) daRosa to whom he was married for 53 years.Born in Pico, Azores he was a son of the late Tomas and Maria Emilia daRosa.Mr. daRosa worked in maintenance for East Providence Housing before retiring and had previously worked as a Plumber. He was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church and a member of the Holy Ghost Charity for the Brightridge Club.Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Judite Carey and her husband Jeffrey of Swansea, one granddaughter, Ava Clara Carey and four sisters, Maria Brazil of Faial, Azores, Herminia Serpa of Pico, Azores, Albertina Tavares of California and Isaura Silveira of Pico, Azores.His funeral will be held on Wednesday 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. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street, East Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Tuesday 4-8.