João Raposo Modesto from Rumford dies at the age of 82

Sunday, December 5th, 2021

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Joao Raposo Modesto, 82, of Rumford, died peacefully at home on Friday, December 3, 2021.

He was the husband of the late Maria Conceicao (Ventura) Modesto and also the late Leonor Modesto.

Joao was born in Ribeira Grande, Azores, Portugal to the late Jose and Maria Estrela (Raposo) Modesto.

Joao served in the maintenance division of Northeast Cable Company for over 35 years before retiring.

He had lived in East Providence since 1972 and was from Portugal. He was a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Church and loved gardening, fishing, and spending time with his family.

He leaves behind his daughter Oriana Brum of Rumford and son Donald Modesto of Rumford. Joao was the brother of Alfred Modesto of the Azores and Ambrosima Modesto of the Azores. Mr. Modesto was the grandfather of Ryan L. Brum and Justin L. Brum, both of Rumford. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joao was the brother of the late Manuel Ferreira and the late Maria de Conceicao Gouveia.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at the Rebello Funeral Home, 901 Broadway, East Providence, followed by a Christian funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 81 North Carpenter Street, East Providence .

He is buried in the Gate of Heaven cemetery in East Providence.

Relatives and friends are invited.

The consultation hour is Thursday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

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