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BAPTISTA, ANDREW ‘ANDY’ 87, of Newman Ave. died peacefully on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Veterans Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Helena M. (Ramos) Baptista for 67 years.
Born in East Providence, a son of the late Manuel and Jennie (Lopes) Baptista. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during WW I I. He was a retired member of the International Longshoremen Association, Local 1329.
Andy was a family man who enjoyed his grandchildren, going to the casino and playing cards.
Besides his beloved wife, he is survived by his son Robert Baptista and his wife Jacqui, 5 grand-children, 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and 1 brother Andre Baptista. He was the father of the late Regina and Leonard Baptista and brother of the late Russell, Robert, and Georgianna Baptista.
His funeral will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013, from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willet Avenue, Riverside, at 8 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Holy Rosary Church, Traverse Street, Providence, at 10 AM. Burial with Military honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Calling hours are Sunday 4-7 PM