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Dennis Moniz

August 17, 1930 — March 24, 2017

FALL RIVER - Dennis Moniz, 86, of Harris Dr., Tiverton, RI, died Friday, March 24th at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Barbara Ann (Medeiros) Moniz.
Born in Fall River, MA, he was a son of the late Manuel and Mary Adeline (Rego) Moniz; he lived in Tiverton for the past 45 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a CPL in Korea. He was an avid bowler, bowling his last perfect game on March 24th 2005. He was a talented entertainer, always singing and playing guitar, and was also a huge sports fan, especially of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.
Mr. Moniz worked until the age of 80 and was the former proprietor for many years of the Cleveland House in Newport. After retiring, he was a handy man and "jack of all trades".
He is survived by three daughters, Linda Cotta and her husband Christopher of Little Compton, RI, Denise Wood and her husband Dana of Little Compton, RI and Karen Thornsbury and her husband Philip of Tiverton, RI; a sister, Louise Rouge of Raynham, MA; two brothers, Armando "Eddy" Moniz of Dartmouth, MA and John Moniz of Somerset, MA; seven grandchildren, Kelly, David, Dana Jr., Kimberly, Matthew, Kerri and Philip Dennis; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Denise Moniz and Dennis Moniz, Jr. and the brother of the late Mary Brazil, Manuel Moniz, Adeline Amaral, Charles Moniz and Evangelina Freitas.
His funeral will be held Friday, March 31st at 8:45 a.m. at the Oliveira Funeral Home, 2064 South Main Street, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of Sienna Church, Little Compton. Interment in Pocasset Hill Cemetery, Main Rd., Tiverton. Calling hours at Oliveira Funeral Home will be on Thursday, March 30th from 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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