Joseph Silva Bretanha

Date of Passing:

August 18, 2014

Bretanha, Joseph Silva, 77, of Cove Street, Riverside, died peacefully on August 18, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Costello) Bretanha.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Joseph and Diolinda (Almeida) Bretanha, he lived in Riverside for 39 years.

Mr. Bretanha was a truck driver for the Kraus Trucking Co. for 30 years. He also worked for Mr. Messenger for three years and previously was a waiter at the Arby Inn and Maria’s Restaurant.

Joseph was a devoted Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed watching boxing on television.

Besides his wife of 37 years, he is survived by five sons, James, Joseph, William, Brian and Brad Bretanha; two daughters, Dona and Luanne Bretanha; a sister, Mary Motta; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Dorothy and Raymond Bretanha.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday August 23, 2014 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 1 p.m.

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