Jose “Ramalho” Da Estrela

Jose “Ramalho” Da Estrela, 84, of East Providence, Rhode Island, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the Espirito Santo hospital, in Sao Miguel, Azores. He was the husband of the late Maria dos Anjos (Cabral) Estrela.

Born in Rabo de Peixe, Sao Miguel, Azores he was a son of the late Manuel and Maria Da Conceicao Estrela. He was survived by his four children, Adelina Estrela and her husband Manuel of East Providence, Maria Cordeiro and her husband Serafim of Providence, Manuela Andrade and her husband Artur of East Providence and his son Jose Nazario Estrela and his wife Cidalia of Swansea. He was the proud father of the popular music artist, Jose Nazario. He was the devoted grandfather of ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Domingos, Eduardo, Maria da Conceicao, Manuel “Jaral” and Luisa.

Jose was dedicated to his career, and was a fisherman for most of his life. He was an extremely hard-working man. During his career, he would travel to Alaska on the fishing vessels for six months at a time. One of his greatest accomplishments was owning his bar/store in Sao Miguel, where many loved to visit. Jose was very proud of where he came from and his life in Portugal brought him great joy.

His funeral and visitation will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 from 9:00AM to 10:00 AM in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 21 Traverse Street, Providence, RI with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:00 AM. Burial will be private.


Write a new entry for the Guestbook

Fields marked with * are required.
Your E-mail address won't be published.
It's possible that your entry will only be visible in the guestbook after we reviewed it.
We reserve the right to edit, delete, or not publish entries.
10 entries.
Jose and Paula Lima from East Providence ri wrote on December 18, 2020 at 12:23 pm
Da Estela family, we are so sorry for your lose, our prayers are with your family on this very difficult time in your lives. Rest In Peace sr. Jose ramalho 🙏
Eduarda e compadres M. Adelina & Adelino Andrade from Hamilton wrote on December 16, 2020 at 9:09 pm
Querida família, os nossos sinceros pêsames pela perda do seu querido Pai. Um grande abraço virtual de consolo e que a sua Alma descanse em paz no reino do céu. Compadres, Maria Adelina e Adelino Andrade & família (Eduarda Vieira)
lisa bernardo from Pawtucket wrote on December 16, 2020 at 12:52 pm
My condolences to you and your family through this tough time. My prayers are with you and your family may he rest in peace.
Maria Cabral from Brampton Ontario Canadá 🇨🇦 wrote on December 15, 2020 at 6:23 pm
RIP Sr Jose Estrela (Tio Ramalho🙏As we all know you loved our Rabo De Peixe!But I also know you loved USA because everytime there was a festa or procession in our village you were always with your American Tie and I always said to my self! Ah there’s tio José Ramalho with his American tie good memories🙏Paz a tua alma Sr José
Paulo Jorge Rebelo from Toronto Ontario Canada wrote on December 15, 2020 at 5:20 pm
My deepest condolences to the family. Mister Estrela was a very honour man well-known in our Village of Rabo de Peixe everybody knew him by the nickname, ( Ramalho ) I talked to him in person last year in October wen we had a conversation he always used to talk about my parents and my brother who was also a fisherman in the Cod industry whid him late 60 and 70 unfortunately my brother was one that never came back. Very respectful man, always well-dressed. May his soul rest in peace together with his wife. Descança em Paz vezinho Jose Estrela tio Ramalho.R.I.P🙏
Aldina faria from Oakville wrote on December 15, 2020 at 4:18 pm
My deepest condolences to the entire family. May he Rest In Peace.
Adelino Andrade from Toronto wrote on December 15, 2020 at 3:45 pm
We lived in the same street back home and he always had a smile in his face while holding a wooden toothpick in his mouth.My father was also a cod fisherman and they worked in that industry for many years.Good family man who loved his hometown.
Jasmine Cirino from Providence wrote on December 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm
He was Such a kind and lovable person🙏🏽 Sending my deepest condolences out to all of his family and friends.
Rui Rosa from Warwick RI wrote on December 15, 2020 at 12:09 pm
He was a good kind man who always said hello and would have a conversation with you. His fish was always fresh. I know his family very well and sending my condolences and prayers. May He Rest In Peace 🙏🏼 Very sorry to the family and friends 😔
Johanne Oliveira from Seekonk wrote on December 15, 2020 at 11:20 am
My deepest condolences to Manuela Andrade and your family. May he Rest In Peace. May the good memories you had get through these difficult days. Love Johanne and Ricardo Oliveira