Francisco A. Ribeiro – Portugal

Francisco A. Ribeiro – Portugal

Francisco A. Ribeiro, 87, formerly of 690 Weeden St., Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Penalva do Castelo, Portugal. He was the beloved husband of the late Maria (Martins) Ribeiro.

Born in Penalva do Castelo, Portugal, he was the son of the late Antonio and Olivia Ribeiro. He came to this country in 1971, settling in Pawtucket where he worked and raised his family. After the death of his wife in 2006 he decided he would return to Portugal to live.

Mr. Ribeiro was employed by the RIDCO Co. for a number of years until his retirement. He was a member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana, Cumberland. He was also a veteran of the Portuguese Army.

He leaves two sons; Abel Ribeiro of Lincoln and John Ribeiro of Cumberland; also, a daughter ,Fernanda Aguiar, of Pawtucket; one sister, Louisa deJesus, of Penalva do Castelo, Portugal. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life to which relatives and friends are kindly invited, will be held Friday, January 19, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Route 122, Cumberland. Funeral Service in the funeral home will begin at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. Calling hours are respectfully omitted.

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