Jason J. Boavida

Jason J. Boavida, 44, of Goldsmith Avenue, East Providence, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 5, 2021 among friends that he lived with.
Born in Providence, he was the son of John M. and Maria dos Anjos (Belota) Boavida.

Jason graduated from East Providence High school in 1994 and after graduation, he worked for Airpro and Igus locally before moving to Florida. While in Florida Jason worked for Walt Disney World as a painter’s assistant prior to continuing his career journey to New Orleans where he worked as a deckhand for the Delta Queen Riverboat Cruise company traveling along the Mississippi River. Once the cruise line shut down Jason returned to Rhode Island and worked as a Chef for a local diner where he was able to take his passion for cooking and turn it into a career.

Throughout his life Jason touched the hearts of many and was described as an extremely funny, fun loving individual that did not need materialistic things to make him happy. Jason was extremely intelligent and when he put his mind to something nothing stood in his way of learning something new, and accomplishing his goals. During Jason’s downtime he enjoyed cooking, fishing/shell fishing, listening to music, watching all types of sports from NASCAR to Soccer and everything in between, and Pinball where he would spent countless hours researching the different machine types and best way to enjoy the challenges of pinball both in person and virtually.

Jason had a huge heart and always looked to do whatever he could to share good times with everyone he met. Throughout the years Jason has been a part of many adventures and the stories he shared with the people he loved will be cherished forever.
Besides his parents, he leaves one brother Anthony Boavida and his wife Tannia of Seekonk, a sister, Elizabeth Martinez of Kissimmee, FL, four nephews, Michael, Matthew and Marcus Martinez, Drew Boavida, one niece, Arriyah Boavida, Several Aunts and Uncles.
His funeral and visitation will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021, from 9-10 AM in Sacred Heart Church, 118 Taunton Ave. East Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.


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Russell Helton wrote on March 1, 2021 at 6:02 pm
Good bye old friend. You'll always live in my memories.
Lorie Fernandes-Stevens from from Fairfield VA formerly from East Providence wrote on March 1, 2021 at 7:27 am
Jason, my son David, & Nelson. Wonderful friends . Such fun and great memories on Roma Street. My prayers and thoughts to his family. Jason always had a smile and was such a caring person.
Alfred George & Elizabeth Januario George from Orange City , Florida wrote on February 28, 2021 at 7:55 pm
Jason, a Great Childhood friend and neighbor, Growing up in East Providence RI 2 streets away we shared lots of memories and laughs. A great person to hang out with always making us laugh. You will forever be loved and missed. So sad to have lost contact after graduation back in 94’ but always hoping that you were doing well. It breaks my heart to hear that you have pasted, and reading that you lived so close to us here in Florida. My heart and prayers go out to your family. May you be in peace my old friend, forever in our hearts, and memories. We love you brother.. Rest In Peace Jason.
Rock wrote on February 12, 2021 at 11:29 pm
What a blessing one had if Jay was a part of their life. Such a kind and special person to many. May the countless memories made over the years comfort all in this time of sadness and may God’s promises give us hope. (Isaiah 25:8; Psalm 37:29) Condolences to his family.
Krystle Wheeler from East Providence RI wrote on February 12, 2021 at 1:05 pm
Jay or Boavida has I liked to call you, I will forever miss you. I can still remember you laughing and getting excited over things in my mind. I still hold you dear to my heart. I also remember the last time we spoke and how you told me you wanted to attend the color run in Providence RI. One year. I remember you has a big fun loving kid. It and it breaks my heart to know something like this would happen to such a wonderful person. I wish our life hadn't ended the way we parted, but was Overjoyed to remain friends and in your heart after everything. I had a dream of you not long ago. Love always your boob ♥. May you Rest in Peace and your spirits float high, watching over those you loved.
Cindy Therrault from West Warwick wrote on February 12, 2021 at 12:54 pm
Tony and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Elizabeth Martinez from Kissimmee wrote on February 12, 2021 at 11:53 am
🙏R.I.P. Little brother u will b forever loved n missed by me your sister n 3 nephews. 💘 Love u
Lisa Trinkwald from West Warwick wrote on February 12, 2021 at 9:30 am
Dear Tony and family.Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.God bless. Fondly.Lisa Trinkwald..
Sherry from Coventry wrote on February 12, 2021 at 8:29 am
Tony and family. I'm so sad for the loss of your brother. You are in my thoughts and prayers today and always. 🙏🏻❤️
Zelia and Jose Medeiros from Providence wrote on February 11, 2021 at 7:32 pm
mantendo você em meu pensamento e orações. enviando força e amor para uma família.
Patricia Fernandez from East Providence wrote on February 11, 2021 at 7:21 pm
Thinking of you and praying you find peace and comfort in the midst of your grief. Sending my love to you all.
John Pires from Warwick wrote on February 11, 2021 at 10:59 am
What can I say that hasn't already been said? Jay, we saw each other maybe 3-4 times a year but it didn't matter because we always picked up where we left off. I am going to miss our conversations but most of all I'm going to miss you making me laugh. You had an unique way of looking at things. You were one of the good ones and I am going to miss you my friend. Until we meet again....
Mary Palacios from Orlando, Florida wrote on February 10, 2021 at 2:33 am
It’s sad to see a son leave, but the consolation of meeting again remains. My deepest condolences to the Boavida’s family. RIP
Elizabeth Martinez from Kissimmee wrote on February 9, 2021 at 7:27 pm
I will miss u little brother n u shall always be rembered u were a great little brother n friend. I will always love you and miss your laughter n good times. R.I.P. LITTLE BROTHER I LOVE YOU N WILL MISS U LIKE CRAZY 'TILL WE MEET AGAIN.🙏💞
Lori Ricci from WARWICK wrote on February 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Tony my prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.so sorry for your loss. Love Lori & Bob Ricci
Suzie Belota from Warwick wrote on February 9, 2021 at 6:20 pm
So sorry for your families loss and I send prayers n love to help you through this difficult time may jason rest in peace
Robert Belota from Cranston wrote on February 9, 2021 at 5:09 pm
Jason I love you R.I.P. CUZ you were always the coolest one of us always I will remember you forever. To my family I'm so sorry I am here if you need anything! I regret not hanging with you longer at day!!! Y do the great ones leave us so soon? My deepest condolences to all of the boavida family from the Belota family!!!
Paula Haidar from Providence wrote on February 9, 2021 at 2:36 pm
My sincere condolences to the family. Rest In Peace Jay!
Frank Nolan from EAST PROVIDENCE wrote on February 9, 2021 at 2:16 pm
Jay was a bright spot from my childhood and it still effects me to this day. He taught me how to have a great time no matter what you had. I looked up to him and his energetic thirst for life. There was never a dull day when Jay came over. My energy would go from 0-100 when he showed up because I knew that the good times were about to begin. We shared countless fun days together that shaped my personality. Jay didn't believe that there was a good reason to be bored and I will carry that with me forever. My heart goes out to his Family who treated me like one of their own. Be at peace ✌️ Jay, I love you.
Maria daGraca Carvalho from East Providence wrote on February 9, 2021 at 11:41 am
Condolences to Jason’s family.I was blessed to have this bright, spirited, kind and smart youngster in my home room and English class at Martin Middle School.He was in the 7th grade and was a joy🌺I am so sorry to hear of his passing snd will keep him and his family in my prayers.May he Rest In Peace in God’s beautiful, divine paradise 🌈🙏