Joseph R. Antaya
Date of Passing:
Antaya, Joseph R., 85, of Turner Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on September 21, 2016. He was the husband of the late Gloria J. (Chamberland) Antaya.
Born in North Smithfield, a son of the late Narcisso and Rosealba Antaya, he lived in Riverside for 49 years.
Mr. Antaya was a maintenance man for the Stone Gate Condominiums for many years before retiring in 1988.
Joseph was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. He was a lifelong member of the Riverside American Legion Post #10. A sports enthusiast, he was a devoted New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. He enjoyed cooking and gardening.
Mr. Antaya was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.
He is survived by two sons, Joseph N. Antaya of East Providence and David J. Antaya of West Warwick; a daughter, Rosealba M. Antaya of Riverside; a step-son, Robert Jette of East Providence; 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
His funeral will be held on Monday September 26, 2016 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, North Smithfield.
Calling hours are Sunday 4-6 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Joseph’s memory to the American Heart Association, 1 State Street, Suite #200, Providence, RI, 02908 would be deeply appreciated.