Robert J. Coelho, Sr., 84, of East Providence passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, November 30, 2018. He was the husband of Deanna (DeCosta) Coelho. Born in Bristol, he was a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Alves) Coelho-Coite.
Mr. Coelho was the proprietor of Coelho Brothers Construction Company and later became a fixture at TriStar Auto body shop owned by his son Robert for the last 20 years. Robert was backhoe operator and was fascinated by all phases of construction and was a hard worker. Robert loved being outside working on his equipment and cutting grass. Besides his wife he leaves behind two children, Robert Coelho, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Seekonk, MA, Louann Daigle and her husband Robert Sr. of Riverside. Four grandchildren, Krystal Marie Andrews and her husband Neil, Robert J. Daigle, Jr., Ryan Coelho, Cory Coelho, two great grandchildren, Amelia Marie Andrews, Olivia Ashley Andrews. He was the brother of Elsie (ZD) Avila of Bristol, Shirley Waters of Bristol, Raymond Coelho of East Providence and Joseph Coelho of Bristol.
His funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 12:30 PM in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.. Burial Will be Private. In Lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert J. Coelho’s memory to, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959