OBITUARY

Manuel J. Meireles

February 9, 1941February 13, 2021

Manuel J. Meireles, 80, of Sweet Road, Smithfield passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on February 13, 2021. He was the beloved husband of almost 56 years to Maria (Garcia) Meireles.

Born in Portugal, he was the son of the late Manuel Meireles and Filomena (Dias) Brilhante.

Manuel was a polisher in the jewelry industry for many years, most recently for Herff Jones, before retiring. He was also a communicant of St. Anthony Church, Pawtucket where he was active with the choir and their church feast committee.

He was the loving father of Ana, Frank and Patricia Meireles, cherished grandfather of Victoria, Kayla, Cory and Ryan and great grandfather of Jayden, Ava, Zachary and Lucas.

He was also the brother of Alcides Ferreira, Jose Meireles, Ilda Almeida, Gizelia Viveiros, Lucia Rego, Lucia Meireles, Cecilia Meireles and the late Cesar Meireles, Maria Lidia Meireles and Diamantino Meireles.

His funeral with visitation will be held Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:30 AM from the PONTARELLI-MARINO FUNERAL HOME, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Anthony Church, 32 Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

Occupancy restrictions, masks and social distancing apply.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Manuel’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St #306, Providence, RI 02906. www.pontarellimarinofunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, February 19, 2021

Memories

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Liduina Silva

February 16, 2021

All of my memories of my uncle are of him always saying something funny and smiling all the time . He Loved to joke and funny stories. One of my ealier memories very early, was nos Mosteiros in a tavern, I was there with Ana and Frank and tio introduced a new cuisine which was buzos. I dont think we knew what we were eating but it was good. I will miss him . But I feel fortunate that when I think of him I see him smilling and I it gives me a good feeling . There were no sad memories. May be rest in peace and one day we shall all be together again.
Love
Liduina

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Biography

Manuel J. Meireles, 80, of Sweet Road, Smithfield passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on February 13, 2021. He was the beloved husband of almost 56 years to Maria (Garcia) Meireles.

Born in Portugal, he was the son of the late Manuel Meireles and Filomena (Dias) Brilhante.

Manuel was a polisher in the jewelry industry for many years, most recently for Herff Jones, before retiring. He was also a communicant of St. Anthony Church, Pawtucket where he was active with the choir and their church feast committee.

He was the loving father of Ana, Frank and Patricia Meireles, cherished grandfather of Victoria, Kayla, Cory and Ryan and great grandfather of Jayden, Ava, Zachary and Lucas.

He was also the brother of Alcides Ferreira, Jose Meireles, Ilda Almeida, Gizelia Viveiros, Lucia Rego, Lucia Meireles, Cecilia Meireles and the late Cesar Meireles, Maria Lidia Meireles and Diamantino Meireles.

His funeral with visitation will be held Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:30 AM from the PONTARELLI-MARINO FUNERAL HOME, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Anthony Church, 32 Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

Occupancy restrictions, masks and social distancing apply.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Manuel’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St #306, Providence, RI 02906. www.pontarellimarinofunerals.com.