Date of Passing:
Gomes, Joseph, 102, of Temple Drive, Riverside, died peacefully on February 10, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Madeline C. (Leal) Gomes.
Born in Bristol, a son of the late Basilio and Maria (Albuquerque) Gomes, he lived in Riverside since 1956.
Mr. Gomes was a mechanic for the former New England Telephone Co. for 17 years before retiring in 1987.
Joseph was a communicant of St. Brendan Church where he was former scout master overseeing 100 scouts and 13 eagle scouts. He was a member and past president of the Silver Spring Golf Course where he scored 5 hole-in-ones. He was also a member of the Healthtrax Wellness Center, East Providence where he and his wife exercised daily. He was inducted into the Fox Point Soccer Hall of Fame. A sports enthusiast, he was a devoted New York Yankees Fan.
Mr. Gomes was a United States Army Veteran serving during WWII where he was a member of the 515th Army Airborne paratrooper division, assigned to the 101st in France. He was recipient of a Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Rifleman’s Badge.
Besides his wife of seventy five years, he is survived by a son, Michael A. Gomes of Bristol; a daughter, Susan Gomes Foley and her husband Stephen of Long Beach, CA; two grandchildren, Michael K. Gomes of Tiverton and Jason L. Gomes of Mapleville, RI and five great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday February 16, 2022 in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. A Private Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted.
I am sorry to read about Joe’s passing. I worked with Joe at the Telephone Company. He was a wonderful person and kind man. I have great memories of him. I am sorry for your loss.
Dear Madeline, Michael & Susan,
So sorry to read about Joe’s passing. He certainly lived a long life. I have some many fond memories of all of you and especially Madeline, for being such a good neighbor and friend to my mother. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless.
Maddy and family, so sorry for your lost. Joe was one of kind person. Always taking time out to listen to others peoples stories. Spent lots of time talking to him in his yard about growing and talking about wwll with him. Going to miss seeing him working in the yard that I know he loved to do. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Donald and Heather Andreozzi
Mandy and family, so sorry for your lost. Joe was one of kind person. Always taking time out to listen to others peoples stories. Spent lots of time talking to him in his yard about growing and talking about wwll with him. Going to miss seeing him working in the yard that I know he loved to do. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Donald and Heather Andreozzi
My prayers and thoughts and prayers are with Joe and his family at this most sorrowful time.
I will miss see Joe and Maddie holding hands at the gym the most beautiful couple and soulmates I’ve ever had the honor to meet.
They were a joy to be with at yoga class.
RIP SWEET JOE
i will remember playing golf with you, driving the cart to your car when you arrived and a ride back to your vehicle when we were done and on occasion keeping you steady when you were walking.
I will miss you Dad, everyday. I have been truly blessed to love and be loved by you all my life.
Hope you are playing golf at Heavenly Pines with your buds.
Love you Uncle Joe❤️
Maddy and Family so sorry for your loss. I will keep him and all of you in my prayers.
Maddy and family, please accept our sincere condolences on Joe’s passing. We always enjoyed Joe’s company especially during the many PAPA Golf Tournaments he and his buddies played in. Joe was a classic example of a true gentleman. May he rest in peace. Norman and Sandy Miranda