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Ventura, Herculano, 96, of Bristol died peacefully on August 2, 2022 at the Evergreen House, East Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Maria Ventura.
Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, a son of the late Manuel and Isabel (Decoto) Ventura, he lived in Bristol for 42 years.
Mr. Ventura was a co-owner of Jardim Botanico Variety Store, Fall River, MA, for approximately 20 years before retiring in 2017.
Herculano enjoyed gardening, staying active and spending time with his family.
He is survived by a son Paul Ventura of Murrieta California; four grandchildren, Anthony, Stephanie, Amanda and Cassandra and three great-grandchildren, Eleanor, Adelyn and Bindi. He was the father of the late Margaret V. DaSilva and brother of the late Carlos, Concecao, Maria-Jose, Everista and Margarida.
His Funeral will be held on Saturday August 6, 2022 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret Church, Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Calling hours are Saturday morning 8-9 a.m.