José De Escobar, 83, of East Providence, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 17, 2021 at home. He was the husband of Ana (Vargas) Escobar to whom he was married 61 years.
Born in Feteira, Faial, Azores he was a son of the late José Silva and Maria (Da Gloria) De Escobar. Mr. De Escobar worked for Key Container of Pawtucket for 32 years before he retired. He was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church.
Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Connie Escobar of East Providence, one sister, Amelia De Faria, one brother, Manuel De Escobar, five grandchildren, Justin, Ryan, Meghan, Christian, and Evan Escobar and five great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Manny Escobar and Joe Escobar and the brother of the late Maria Vargas.
His funeral and visitation will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 11-12 PM in St. Francis Xavier Church, 79 North Carpenter Street, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 12 Noon. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.