Robert J. Nascimento, Sr. 73, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of Diane M. (Spagnoli) Nascimento to whom he was married for 51 years.
Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late Joseph and Celia (Jolly) Nascimento.
Mr. Nascimento was an Army Veteran during the Vietnam War. He started as a car salesman for Butler Cheverlot/Toyota. He then went on to become the owner and operator of Tri State Insulators and later worked as a custodian for the East Providence Police Department before retiring. He loved NASCAR, golfing and boating. He loved his grandchildren and they meant the world to him.
Besides his wife he leaves one son, Robert J. Nascimento, Jr. and his wife Mary (Whelan) of East Providence, two grandchildren, Bret and Benjamin Nascimento, one sister, Joecyl O’Neill and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Kenneth, Allen and Warren Nascimento.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 5-7 in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. His funeral and burial will be private. The guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health will be observed. Face coverings are required and only fifteen people will be allowed in the funeral home at a time. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Autism Project, 1516 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919.