José De Escobar

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.


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Lydia Moniz RN from Bristol RI wrote on February 21, 2021 at 1:54 pm
There are no words I can say to bring comfort to Ana, who Joe always referred to in his own words as "the love of my life", or to Connie, his loving and caring daughter. In all my years as a nurse, Ive never witnessed such selfless devotion as I did from Ana and Connie as they tirelessly cared for Joe. From the very first day as Joe's nurse, they warmly welcomed me into their home and into their lives, and treated me like family. I will always feel honored to have been Joe's nurse. I knew there was something extremely special about Joe, Ana, Connie, and all the family members who would visit often. This family knows the true meaning of love! Ana, my heart breaks for the pain you are in. I heard that pain in your cries the night Joe passed. The only comforting words I can give you is that Joe is no longer suffering. He is whole again and in perfect peace in the presence of our mighty and loving Father, with our precious Savior Jesus Christ, embraced in the love of the Holy Spirit. Joe is with those who have passed on before him, and im sure he is making them laugh, just as he always made everyone laugh. Thankfully, this is not the end, we will all be together again with our loved ones who have passed on, when God calls us home.
Matilda Perrigo from Warwick wrote on February 21, 2021 at 11:48 am
Senhora Escobar, So meus sentimentos. Um abraco e muito amor, Matilde
Matilda Perrigo from Warwick wrote on February 21, 2021 at 11:46 am
Linda Rosa from East Providence wrote on February 21, 2021 at 8:27 am
Sending my condolences to the Escobar family he was a good and funny man. Rest In Peace 🙏
Michael costa from East Providence wrote on February 19, 2021 at 2:58 pm
Sending my condolences to the Escobar family he was a great man to everyone.
Rock wrote on February 19, 2021 at 6:48 am
Sorry to hear of Jose's passing. He always respected others. He is gone from the eyes but not the minds or hearts of those who knew him, nor from God's lasting memory. Isaiah 26:19; Psalms 37:29
Kyle Cunningham from East Providence wrote on February 19, 2021 at 5:08 am
Sending my condolences, you’re in my thoughts & prayers
Mr and Mrs Antonio Rebelo from Cumberland RI wrote on February 18, 2021 at 8:14 pm
My thoughts and prayers go out to a Family and Friends in this dark time.RIP Mrs.Jose De Escobar
Manuel Rodrigues from Cambridge wrote on February 18, 2021 at 7:34 pm
Os nossos Sentidos Pesames a familia do falecido amigo Jose Escobar, que lhe de o Eterno Descanso e paz a sua alma, a todos os familiares um abraco nosso para que Deus vos ajude a ultrapasar este momento dificil. Manuel C. Rodrigues e Maria Leonor Rodrigues.
Helia Almeida from ' 'Rumford ri wrote on February 18, 2021 at 6:32 pm
Rest In Peace tio José ,you will be missed a lot, until one day