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.