Manuel J. Soares

October 6, 1934March 8, 2018
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Manuel J. Soares, 83, passed away on March 8, 2018. Born in Faja de Cima, Sao Miguel, Portugal, he was a son of the late Jose and Clara (Vivieros) Soares; husband of Maria Luisa (Matias) Soares for 59 years; father of Francisco “Frank” Soares, Manuel J. Soares Jr., Martha M. Brassil and Suzette M. Cook; grandfather of 8; great-grandfather of 1; and brother of the late Antonio V. Soares, Jose M. Soares, Jesuina DaSilva and Belmira Oliveira. Manuel had been a meat cutter for Johnston Beef before working in the Roger Williams Greenhouse for the City of Providence Parks Department. He was a devoted and faithful parishioner of Holy Rosary Church, serving as a trustee for many years. He was also a founding member of the church’s Holy Spirit Society.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. with funeral services on Thursday at 8:45 a.m. from the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 21 Traverse Street, Providence, followed by burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Donations may be made in Manuel’s Memory to Our Lady of the Rosary Holy Spirit Society, 21 Traverse Street, Providence, RI 02903 or the Elmhurst Boys c/o Mike Lapolla, 26 Elmhurst Avenue, Providence, RI 02908.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, March 15, 2018

Manuel J. Soares

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Nancy Carinha

March 17, 2018

Zette, Martha, Frank and Manny, I want to express my heartfelt sympathies to all of you! May your Dad R.I.P. in heaven with all the Angels!

Paul Dupont Jr

March 15, 2018

Manny I am so sorry for your loss, but know that your Marine Corps brothers and sisters are with you. Semper Fi Brother

Ramiro (Ray) Mendes

March 12, 2018

To all the Soares Family.
We are so very sorry for your loss. I have known and worked with your Father for over 50 years. He was a true loyal friend. We will miss him but will pray that he Rest In Peace. We also pray that you will find the strength to accept this major change in your lives.

Marta Salema-Chappell

March 12, 2018

Dear family, I’m so sorry for your loss. He definitely was a special man. I feel lucky to have know him.

Carl Weston

March 12, 2018

I never met you Mr. Soares but judging by your son, you were a tremendous father. Manny is one in a million. Rest easy Sir.