OBITUARY

Joshua Ryan Pereira

October 4, 1988June 27, 2020
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Joshua Ryan Pereira, “Canada,” age 31, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020 at his home in Somerset. Born in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada a son of Joe and Maria Liset (Almeida) Pereira he was a longtime resident of Somerset.

A proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps he served during the Iraq War. Most recently, Josh met the needs of the demanding job of Correctional Officer at Department of Corrections in West Bridgewater. He was proud of his Portuguese heritage and, of the fact that the first time he was pulled over by the police, both his parents were in the car with him. A Volkswagen enthusiast, he enjoyed working on and fixing up his GTI. A hockey fan, his favorite team was the Toronto Maple Leafs while his favorite dessert was a chocolate brownie. He was a helpful person who was very loyal to his friends and his eight years of marriage. Joshua enjoyed and looked forward to his yearly road trips with his parents to visit Canada and spend time with his grandparents and family.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Duarte and Maria Adelaide Almeida; paternal grandparents, Maria Rosarinha Pereira, and the late Manuel Pereira: aunt and godmother, Loriann Almeida; uncle and godfather, Alvaro Almeida and his wife Kelly Burgess; uncles, John Pereira and his partner Russene Tatara and Kevin Almeida, cousins, John Matthew Pereira, Alyssa Almeida and Keegan Clarke, his godson, Lucas Wilbur, father-in-law, Brad Cowen and mother-in-law, Lisa Cowen.

His visitation will be held Friday, July 3, 2020 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County Street, Somerset. Due to current restrictions, the funeral service will be private and we ask for your patience as you may need to wait to come in to pay your respects.

Contributions in his honor may be made to Suicide Prevention, www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org, Fall River, MA Domestic Violence Program, https://www.domesticshelters.org/fundraisers, or Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

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    Friday, July 3, 2020

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Juliette Bettencourt

July 5, 2020

Dear Liset and Joe our deepest condolences with the passing of your beloved son. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. May Joshua rest in peace in the arms of our heavenly Father

Charlotte Faria

July 5, 2020

Liset
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your son. May God watch over him always.
Praying for you and your family.

Joanna Ritchey

July 4, 2020

Joe and Liset,

Please accept our deepest condolences. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Joanna and Steve Ritchey

Shannon Tierney

July 3, 2020

Liset & Joe,

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Shannon Tierney

M Julia Victorino

July 3, 2020

Liset my friend and colleague there are no words to express the pain you must be feeling at this moment .
Receive my deepest condolences and may the love of God that exceeds all understanding be of great comfort to you and your husband

Angela Van Bynen

July 3, 2020

Liset and Joe
My deepest condolences on the loss of Joshua. Thinking of you and all the family during this very difficult time. Hugs ❤️

Sue and Richie Howarth

July 3, 2020

we are so sorry for the loss of your beloved son, Joshua, you both are in our thoughts and prayers. hugs !

Gabie DeLima

July 3, 2020

Liset and Joe thinking of you today and praying that God continues to give you strength. May Joshua rest in sweetest peace. Sending you love and hugs 💕

Gabie DeLima

Lina Kucher

July 3, 2020

Liset and Joe,
Our thoughts and many prayers are with you today and in the coming days. I truly cannot express how sorry I am for your great loss. Josh was such a special man who loved his family with all of his heart. Found memories are yours to cherish to help you celebrate his life today.
With so much love to you both,
Lina and Rob Kucher

Lilia Morgado

July 3, 2020

Liset and Joe,
I know of no words that can console you, and my heart bleeds with that knowledge. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and kisses .

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