Lester Gomes, of Riverside, East Providence, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at his home. He was 84.
He was the husband of the late Eileen (Carter) Gomes. Born in East Providence, he was a son of the late Henry and Anna (Almeida) Gomes.
Gomes was a manager at BARD Inc. for 44 years before retiring in 1992. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5385, East Providence.
He leaves one son, Thomas M. Gomes of Riverside, one daughter, Linda A. Cook of Riverside, two granddaughters, Haley Cook and Laura Jo Cook, two grandsons, Jason Gomes and the late Thomas Gomes and one sister, Helen Mastalerz of East Providence. He was the brother of the late Henry Gomes and Manuel Gomes. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and special friend to many.
His funeral will be held on Saturday at 9 am from the Perry-McStay Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street. Burial with Military Honors will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Calling hours are today from 5-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St. Providence, RI would be appreciated.