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Joseph P. "Joe" Arruda
(October 11, 1932 - December 31, 2011)

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Joseph P.

U.S. Veteran

Joseph P. “Joe” Arruda, 79, of Tiverton, RI, died Saturday at St. Anne’s Hospital. He was the husband of Del (Raposa) Arruda.

Born in Fall River, MA, he was a son of the late Joseph and Elvira “Eva” Arruda, he resided most of his life in Tiverton. He was a former Tiverton Town Councilman and a communicant of St. Theresa Church. Mr. Arruda was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed hunting.

Mr. Arruda was employed as a boiler maker for many years for Local 29, Boston.

Besides his wife of 56 years, he is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Cayer of Tiverton; a son, Steven M. Arruda of Tiverton; two sisters, Ruth Verotti of Florida and Shirley Arruda of Fall River; three brothers, Edwin Arruda of Florida, David Arruda of Somerset, MA and Timothy Arruda of Maine; five grandchildren, Jessica Arruda, Erica Arruda, Brett Arruda, Jeffrey Cayer and Jillian Cayer; a great-granddaughter, Elena Silvia; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Dorothy Marchand and Lorraine Davidson.

His funeral will be held Thursday at 8:45 a.m. from the Oliveira Funeral Home, 2064 South Main St., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Theresa Church. Interment in Pocasset Hill Cemetery. Calling hours Wednesday 5 – 9 p.m. Flowers welcome or memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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