Jason K. Spencer
Jason K. Spencer, 46, passed away Saturday December 25, 2021. He was the loving husband to Susana M. (Costa-Mota) Spencer for 25 years. Born in Richmond, VA, he was the son of the late Newton T. and Katheryne J. (Long) Spencer; step son to Bill Mason. Jason was the loving father of Kassandra Spencer; brother of Keith Spencer and his wife Christy and Kevin Spencer and his wife Martha. He leaves behind Burland Burbette; who was a father figure to Jason.
Jason was full of light; he was the life of the party. His sarcastic, witty sense of humor always made anyone around him laugh. He was a man of his word, if he said he was going to do something he did it, always staying in touch with everyone he cared about near and far. Jason was employed by Verizon since 1997 and worked as a splicer out of the New England way garage. He was a proud member of IBEW local 2323 and loyal member of the 2323 riding club, he had a passion for riding. It was with the RC where he became a beloved friend while supporting many labor and community organizations in their times of need.
When Jason wasn't working, he loved spending time with his family in his free time; watching movies, going to dinner and traveling to new places together is what made him happy. He was a great husband and father.
In Jason's youth, he enjoyed participating in freestyle rap battles; he could even bust a move and break dance on the dance floor. He was a big fan of the group called "Run DMC" and would always rap their songs anywhere anytime always leaving smiles on everyone's face with his gestures.
Jason's genuine dedication in helping others is the reason why he became an organ donor and because of that he is able to save so many more lives. We are so proud of everything he has accomplished in life; he was loved and will be missed by everyone.
A visitation will be held Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 2-4pm in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889. Burial will be private.
Joseph A.Couto, "Joseppi"
Born in Fall River, MA, he was a son of the late Jose and Dorothy (Sousa) Couto. He was the devoted husband of Louella (Brillo) Couto for 54 years.
Joseppi had been employed as a Chef for many years, a member of the Elks Club and was a member of the Providence Hells Angels coming up on his 25 year anniversary. Joseppi was previously a founding member of the Cape Cod, MA Hells Angels.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Joseph Couto, his fiancé Nichole, a daughter, Shelley Couto, four grandchildren, Paul zine, Jayme-Lee Silva, Alec Castro and Jaylin Castro a great granddaughter, Skylar Zine, his siblings, Stephen Couto, Sheila Rioux, Jamie Couto and several nieces and nephews.
Don Costa, age 54, died Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Born to Manny and Lenora Costa of Riverside, RI, Don was one of five children. He was an incredible husband, brother, friend, supporter, and father. Don was a man of his word. He was kind, considerate, funny and smarter than he let on. His greatest love was his wife Beverly. Don wasn't afraid to die, as he was a true believer, but he was afraid of leaving Bev. From the time that they met, they were inseparable.
After school, Don eventually became a tow truck driver, which he loved because he was outdoors and getting to help people. He did mechanics/ towing for 30 years before leaving due to his health. He worked for Vito's, AAA, Chuck & Sons, and Reliable Collision as well as doing side jobs.
Don loved motorcycles, cars, camping etc. He had been involved in the bike life here in Rhode Island for many years. He was an avid supporter of RIMA and Hells Angels and was a member of CMA Romans 8.
After Don's health issues came under control for a bit, he turned to DJ'ing. Don developed Shades Entertainment and would DJ all types of events, but most enjoyed working for his MC Brothers. He was the DJ for RIMA's Awards Banquet quite a few times. Time eventually caught up with him in 2018 as the downward health spiral started. Don passed away on April 20, 2021 after a long battle of heart/diabetes issues complicated by COVID. He is survived by his wife Beverly, daughter Miracle, and step-children Glen Campbell and Nicolette Chalifoux.
Robert "Dino" D'Amico
Robert A. "Dino" D'Amico, 75, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Antonio and Mary (Antonucci) Castello and the brother of the late John D'Amico. He also leaves the love of his life, Linda Lacapelle of RI.
Dino drove truck for many years. He served his country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of Sergeant. His last job was doorman/mayor of Cady's Tavern, where he worked security for several years. Dino was a lifetime member of RIMA and a strong supporter of Providence 81 and many MC clubs. His love for riding his Harley took him all over the country to numerous motorcycle runs over thousands of miles just for the joy of being in the wind. Dino loved to ride! As he often said: "We are not here for a long time, just for a good time!"
Rest in peace Brother, you won't soon be forgotten.
His funeral service with Military Honors will be held at the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter at a later date.
Sylvester Cardoso Jr.
Silvestre Cardoso Jr., 85, of Terrace Ave., Riverside, passed away, Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 at Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of the late Mary (Morse) Cardoso. Born June 19, 1935, in Providence, he was a son of the late Silvestre and Irene (Amaral) Cardoso. He owned and operated the Miami Cafe along with his brother for more than 40 years.
He leaves 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Silvestre 'Buddy' Cardoso III and his wife Laura of Riverside, Michael Cardoso and his wife Debra of Warwick and Donald Cardoso and his wife Donna of Riverside; 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
He was the brother of the late Daniel Cardoso and Gilda Silva.
Please omit flowers. Memorial donations are greatly appreciated to the American Lung Assn., 260 W Exchange St, Providence, RI 02903.
Joseph E. Pinheiro, 73, of Pawtucket and Deland, Florida passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Jo Ann P. (Carvalho) Pinheiro.
Born in Ponta Garca, Sao Miguel, Acores he was a son of the late Jose F. and Sarah (Brilhante) Pinheiro. Mr. Pinheiro was a machine operator for Carol Cable/General Cable for 38 years before he retired 11 years ago. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He also had several memberships including the Woodland Circle Association in Deland, Florida, the Rhode Island Motorcycle Association and the United Steel Workers, Local 4543. Mr. Pinheiro enjoyed playing billiards, the outdoors, his Rottweiler's and he loved riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle.
Besides his wife he leaves one son, Ronald D. Pinheiro, two stepchildren, Richard Daigle and Robert Daigle, one granddaughter, Kimberly Pinheiro, two sisters, Armanda Pinheiro and Sara Pinheiro and one brother, John Pinheiro. He was a very special uncle to several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was the father of the late Kelly Ann Pinheiro and Joseph E. Pinheiro, Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM in St. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street, East Providence. Burial will be in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery. Due to current health department restrictions calling hours are omitted.
Jonn "PBR" DuClau
He was DI of US Veterans MC Rhode Island
Arthur E. Costa III, 64 passed away on July 31, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Warwick, he was the son of the late Arthur E. Costa II and Eileen Costa. He resided in West Warwick with his long time partner Rebecca Keenan. He was the father of Sonny Costa of Providence. He also leaves behind Rebecca's two girls, whom he lovingly cared for as his own, Amanda Waterman of North Providence and Nichole Thornlimb of West Warwick. He was the brother of Debra Holder, Barbara Guindon and Joann O' Connell of Tennessee, Aline Lemastro of West Warwick and Steven Costa of Warwick. He has many nieces, nephews, cousins , aunts and uncles. He was also the very proud Papa of Three grandchildren.
AC worked as a machine operator at Stanley Bostich for many years before retiring. He was a dedicated member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 1313, where he met many long-time friends.
AC loved talking to people about his life, especially about his motorcycle. He loved playing pool and was always willing to help people perfect their technique. He had an infectious smile and will be deeply missed by the many friends he has and the people his kindness impacted.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 4-6 pm at the Potvin-Quinn Funeral Home, 45 Curson Street, West Warwick.
David A. Quinn
Quinn, David A., 78, of Ormond Beach, FL, formerly of Riverside RI, passed away on December 4, 2017 with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Faith H. Quinn for almost 60 yrs. and son to the late John Quinn and Louise Mitchell and was predeceased by two brothers Dennis and Douglas Quinn.
Dave worked for WRH Industries for 34 yrs, then he worked at Bruce RossmeyerĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s Harley Davidson for nine years which he loved doing after his retirement.
He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast & belonged to the Violators MC; he was also very involved with RIMA and a member of Ocean State HOG Chapter.
He was very active with tropical fish for many years, breeding, showing and judging. Dave was President of the Tropical Fish Society of RI and also President of the Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies
He is survived by two daughters, Patti Quinn of Glocester RI, and Robin Silva of Ormond Beach, FL. He also leaves one sister Lynette St. Pierre of Bristol, RI, many nieces and nephews and 3 furry kids, Zora, Luci & Lucki.
Calling hours will take place on Wednesday December 13 from 4 pm to 7 pm with Service to follow at Smith-Mason Funeral Home, 398 Willett Avenue, Riverside, RI 02915. In Lieu of flowers, you can donate to your favorite charity in his (name or memory)
Edward J. Dionne Jr aka Eddie
63, passed unexpectedly on September 20th. He was the son of the late Edward J. Dionne Sr. and Marie E. "Betty" (King) Dionne.
He had been employed by the City of Providence Water Board for 33 years before retiring. Eddie was a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Brag. Eddie was one of the founding members of the Hells Angels RI MC, recently celebrating his 25th anniversary. He leaves a daughter, Chrisily Genesse and her husband Martin, two sisters, Donna M. Cesario and her husband Robert and Deborah Giacobbi, two grandchildren, Matthew and Olivia Genesse and his companion Gina Diamante. He is also survived by his nephew Jesse Cesario, nieces Jessica Felice and Elizabeth Palmeri, many great nieces, great nephews, his HA brothers and his four legged best friend Gucci.
His funeral will be held Saturday, September 30th at 9am with a service at 10am in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be in North Burial Ground. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 8pm. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to www.redcross.org
Alexis C. Morales
Alexis C. Morales, 31 of Plainfield Street, Providence passed away Sunday November 9, 2014.
Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of Blanca Morales and Alexis C. Facas. He was also the brother of Adriana and Benjamin Leon and Christopher and Michael Facas
Alexis was employed by AutoPart International and was a member of the Torque Ryders.
David A. Streeter
Harold Vernon Leigh aka Sach
Sach at the First Toys for Tots Toy Run in 1978
Sach provided nearly 40 years of service to RIMA and its Mission. He was the original coordinator of the annual Toys for Tots Charity Motorcycle Run and has provided his service as Santa Claus during each year's run since its inception in 1978. RIMA had the honor of presenting Sach with its Outstanding Member Award in February at our 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Award Banquet. His contributions to the Rhode Island Motorcycle Association as well as to the betterment of community are noteworthy and shall not be forgotten.
Harold Vernon "Sach" Leigh, 73, of North Kingstown died Monday, April 14, 2014. Born in Perryville, MO, he was a son of the late Gilbert N. Leigh & Valerie "Vallie" B. (Smith) Leigh.
Vern was employed as a Grinder at the former Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company, was the owner & operator of Vern's Floor Refinishing, worked as a Driver for Roadway Package Services, and was a Machine Operator at Hope Valley Industries.
He was a member of the Hearthside House Museum of Lincoln and the RI Motorcycle Association, where he dressed as Santa Claus for 35 years during the annual Toys for Tots Ride.
Vern proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Guardian AGR-1 from 1958-1964.
He leaves his two loving children, Terri L. MacLean of Cranston and William D. Leigh of Altoona, PA. Cherished grandfather of Jasmine N. Leigh of Altoona, PA. He was the brother of Charles J. "Joe" Leigh, Norma Vermoilen, Vera Copeland and the late Robert Leigh, all of Missouri as well as special friend and dance partner, Penelope Mowbray, of North Kingstown.
His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. in The East Greenwich United Methodist Church, 1558 South County Trail, East Greenwich. Military Honors will follow. Burial will be private
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to Toys for Tots at www.toysfortots.org or Friends of Hearthside at www.hearthsidehouse.org will be appreciated.
GOODEN, LORI ANN (DeCESARE)
49, of North Kingstown died peacefully at home after a long illness. She was the wife of the late James F. Gooden who died in the Station Night Club Fire of 2003. Born in Providence to Leroy and Norma (Iacchei) DeCesare she lived in Cranston most of her life before moving to North Kingstown in 2010.
Lori is survived by her daughters Jessica and Lauren Iacobucci. She also leaves a sister Leslie DeCesare Graham and her husband Bill Graham. She will be deeply missed by her partner of three years Bill Griswold. Lori also leaves three loving nephews, one adoring niece, and a grandniece whom she taught to call her Auntie GoddessÂť
Lori worked as a Branch Manager for Citizens Bank for many years, first at the Rolfe Street Branch and later at the Warwick Plaza Branch. Roman Catholic and deeply spiritual, she was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Cranston. She had a great love for the ocean and was an active member of the East Greenwich Yacht Club. Most recently Lori and Billy enjoyed long rides on their motorcycles and she became a member of the US Veterans Motorcycle Club RI Ladies Auxiliary. Lori had a passion for life that lead her to travel frequently often accompanied by family and close friends. She had an ever present smile and deep concern for others, even in her illness; she was an inspiration to everyone that met her.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday at 8:30am from the Butterfield Chapel, 500 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church Oaklawn Avenue Cranston at 10:00am. Visitation was held on Monday from 4:00-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the Brown University Oncology Research Group (BRUOG), Attn: Kayla Rosati BRUOG Division of Biology and Medical Brown University, Box GR001, Providence, RI 02912 the research organization of her devoted doctor Howard Safran would be appreciated.