Joseph Castro

Joseph Castro, 79, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Miriam Hospital.  He was the husband of Maria DaRosa and the late Maria Pinheiro Castro. Born in Pico, Azores, he was a son of the late Manuel and Maria (Matos) Castro.

Besides his wife Maria, he leaves three sons, Joe A. Castro and his wife Doreen, Angelo M. Castro and his wife Susan, Joe H. DeCastro, two step children, Manuel DaRosa and his wife Gabriela, Maria Ferreira, four sisters, Maria Matos, Rosa Pereira both of Pico, Azores, Margarida Costa and Zalia Silveira and her husband Mario both of East Providence, five grandchildren, Caitlin & Jake Castro, Nicholas Castro, Alicia & Jayla DeCastro, six step grandchildren and one step great granddaughter.  He was the brother of the late Manuel V. Castro.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, 2595 Pawtucket Avenue in East Providence. Burial will be Private.  Calling hours are respectfully omitted.  The guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health will be observed.  Face coverings are required at all times.


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Edson Castro from Visalia, CA wrote on November 21, 2020 at 11:15 am
Thank you for always checking in on me at the store when I lived in East Providence. I always enjoyed our conversations when you would update me on how our family and friends back in Pico we’re doing. You were always happy and smiling and nice to everyone. Adeus primo. Até a próxíma.
Goretti Pacheco from East Providence wrote on November 15, 2020 at 2:19 pm
My deepest condolences to the Castro family. Mr. Castro had a wonderful sense of humor every time he visited me at the bank. May his soul rest in peace in God's eternal glory.
ROSA AMARAL from EAST PROVIDENCE wrote on November 13, 2020 at 11:47 am
He was always such a sweet man to me. I will miss helping pick out his glasses. RIP my friend.
April Owens Roppolo from Bridgewater MA wrote on November 12, 2020 at 9:41 pm
My deepest condolences to the Castro family. I will be keeping you in my thought and prayers.🙏🙏
Derek Bailey wrote on November 12, 2020 at 7:49 pm
My deepest condolences to the Castro Family. Joe was a great guy and always a pleasure to talk to. He will be missed by many.
George Reis from East Providence wrote on November 12, 2020 at 3:46 pm
My Family and I are very sorry for your Family’s Loss.
Jorge Laranjo Coste from Pico - Açores wrote on November 12, 2020 at 8:37 am
Há uns dias atrás o primeiro e amigo José ligou-me por videochamada, falámos dureza bastante tempo, recordámos coisas do passado, rimo-nos e ele quis deixar-me a mensagem de que não se estava a sentir bem, sem força, nomeadamente nas pernas e costas, tentei animá-lo com tudo o que pude mas reconheci que era uma espécie de despedida. Nunca esquecerei o seu sorriso sempre presente, a sua disponibilidade para ajudar todos e a sua grande vitalidade em frente às diversidades da vida, um bom exemplo de ser humana que jamais esquecerei. Que sua alma descanse em paz e que até ao dia do nosso reencontro.
Charlie & Jeanne Poirier from North Smithfield wrote on November 11, 2020 at 9:30 pm
Dear Angelo & Sue , Charlie and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family , hope the fun times you had with him can fill your heart ❤️, when you are sad! Love Charlie & Jeanne
Derek Ferreira wrote on November 11, 2020 at 9:16 pm
My condolences to the family!
William and Maarit Magill from Moncks Corner SC wrote on November 11, 2020 at 7:44 pm
Heartfelt condolences to the Castro family from Maarit and I. I don’t believe I ever had the pleasure of meeting the elder Joe Castro, but I am sure, based on the caliber of the rest of the Castros we have known and loved, he was an upstanding individual and I’m sure he will be missed very much. Time to move on for now but all believers I am sure will be confident that your paths will cross with him in the future.