Silvestre C. Rocha, formerly of Lena St., East Providence, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 30, 2012, at Waterview Villa in East Providence. He was 95.
He was the husband of Georgina DaCosta (Pinheiro) Rocha. They would have celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary in January.
Born June 10, 1917, in Sao Miguel, Azores, he was a son of the late Manuel Amaral Rocha and Maria Cabral. Rocha was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church.
In addition to his wife, he leaves a daughter, Geraldina R. Medeiros of Brampton, Canada, and four sons, Antonio P. Rocha of East Providence, Armando P. Rocha of Rehoboth, Mass., Manuel P. Rocha of Waterford, Conn., and Silvestre P. Rocha of Watertown, Conn.; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was also the brother of Luiza Medeiros of East Providence, and the late Manuel Rocha, Antonio Rocha, Rosa Pasquale, Maria dosSantos and Cristiano Rocha.
His funeral will begin Thursday at 8 am from the Rebello Funeral Home, 901 Broadway, East Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 am in St. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter St., East Providence.
Burial will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Providence. Calling hours are today, Jan. 2, from 5 to 8 pm.