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Joseph Pinheiro
RIMA member #1018
First place winner in pool league while representing RIMA
Member of Destiny MC when they were around.

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
RIMA member #4038

He was DI of US Veterans MC Rhode Island

Arthur Costa
RIMA member #4477

Arthur E. “AC” 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
RIMA member #9
Member Violators MC

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
4:00 PM until 7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
7:00 PM

Smith-Mason Funeral Home
398 Willett Avenue
P.O. Box 15305
Riverside, RI 02915

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 Rossmeyer’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
RIMA member number 87
Member Hells Angles Rhode Island MC

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
RIMA member number 3675
Member Torque Ryders

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
RIMA member number 3

Harold Vernon Leigh aka Sach
RIMA Member #4

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. 

RIMA Member #4034

     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 Goddess”

    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.

Tommy Panhead Gomersall aka Panhead
RIMA Member # 3554

61, of Riverside, RI. A proud member of the East Providence Elks Riders. Tommy was also a past member of the Branded Ones MC.  

Kenneth Robinson, aka Murry
RIMA Member #190

South Yarmouth - Kenneth G. Robinson of South Yarmouth, formerly of Arlington, passed away on Fri., Sept. 13, 2013. Loving husband of Dawn McLean and her daughter Ann. He was the beloved son of George (deceased) and Marjorie. Brother of Wendy Tanner and Alan (deceased.) Devoted father of Courtney and Mark Cataldo, Jaclyn Robinson and Jeff Hill, and Allison and Alberto Morales. He will be remembered fondly by his eight grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog Lulu. Retired Arlington Fire Fighter and Member of Hells Angels Motorcycle Club-WWMD. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013, from 4-8 PM at the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601. His Funeral service will be held on Saturday September 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kenneth Robinson Memorial Fund at T.D. Bank North. "Best day of my life."

Glen Gonsalves
RIMA Member #1437

54, of Williams St., died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, July 3, 2012 at the RI Hospital. Born May 20, 1958 in Providence

He was a son of Mary (Parece) Gonsalves of Providence and the late Antone Gonsalves. Glen was also the brother of Wayne Gonsalves of East Providence, Bernice Pacheco and Michelle Galvao, both of Providence, Brenda Gonsalves of Fairfax, VA, and the late Ronald Gonsalves; uncle to Cheryl Gonsalves, Fernando Galvao and Tiffany Galvao; great uncle to Alexis Gouger; brother-in-law to Maria D. Gonsalves and Richard Pacheco; fiance of the late Sandra Silva; and is also survived by his beloved "Salty".

Glen was an avid motorcyclist, organizing the annual charity run in memory of his brother Ronnie Gonsalves benefiting Hasbro Children's Hospital. He was a member of the BPOE Lodge #2337, the Elks Riders and RIMA.

Michael J. Doran
November 3, 1960 - January 4, 2013
RIMA Member #381

Michael J. Doran, age 52 of Lincoln, RI, passed away unexpectedly on January 4, 2013. He is the beloved husband of Rebecca (Cullen) Doran.

Michael is the son of Lillian (Holland) Doran and the late Joseph F. Doran former Fall River City Clerk, and son in-law of John and Barbara Cullen.

In addition to his wife, mother and in-laws, he is survived by his two children Ryan P. Doran of Cumberland, RI and Courtney J. Doran and her husband Nick Birchall of Pawtucket, RI; a brother William K. Doran and his wife Maryann of Fishersville, VA and a sister Joan M. Malloy of Fall River, MA; two brother in-laws John Cullen and Christian Cullen; two grandchildren Jordan and Aubrey Birchall and many nieces, nephews, extended family and beloved friends.

Michael was a graduate of Bishop Connelly High School and attended St. Joseph's College in Maine. He was employed at Verizon as a Lineman for 15 years.

Michael was a member of the Seven Sins Motorcycle Club. While everyone knows of his love to ride, most of all he cherished adventures with his wife, Rebecca, and dog, Casey. Michael absolutely loved life and had a passion for cooking, camping, beaching, golfing, hockey, and relaxing in his hot tub naked. He enjoyed time with his family, particularly his mother, children and grandchildren. He will be forever remembered for his quick wit, engaging personality, love of life and family, and his heartfelt ability to bring people together to help those in times of need. Michael was happiest when making others happy. He was the glue that kept us all together and the fuel that kept us on the go.

His funeral will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 9am from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT CHERRY PLACE 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by his funeral mass at 10am in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8pm. Burial will be private.

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Richard E. LaRue (Tin Man)
December 29, 1953 - May 18, 2012
RIMA member number 3469


Richard E. LaRue "Tin Man", 58, of Nathanial St. passed away Friday in Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

Born in South Kingstown he was the son of Richard E. and Eileen (Owen) LaRue. He resided in Pawtucket for the past 8 years previously residing in Cumberland.

He was employed by the Foxboro Terminals, Foxboro, MA for 12 years.

He was an avid motorcycle rider and long time member of the OTH Motorcycle Club (Over The Hill) and had been active with the membership in their many charity and benefit activities over the years.

Besides his parents he leaves a son Jason LaRue of Pawtucket and two brothers, Ronald LaRue of Ft. Edward, NY and Robert LaRue of Cumberland. He also leave a beloved granddaughter, Aubrey LaRue.

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Steve Enos
RIMA Member #3551

55, of Maple Ave., Riverside, died unexpectedly at home Monday evening, April 23, 2012. He was the husband of Christine (Medeiros) Enos. Born Jan. 19, 1957, in Providence, he was a son of Hilda (Lopes) Enos and the late Anthony Enos. Steve worked for 35 years at Numaco Packaging of East Providence.

He was an avid New England Patriots fan, Harley Davidson rider, member of the BPOE Lodge 2337, and proud member of the East Providence Elk Riders. In addition to his mother and his wife, he leaves his sons, Steven R. Enos Jr. of East Providence and Christopher D. Enos of Riverside; and his granddaughters, Kaytlynn and Cheyenne.

Steve was also the brother of Anthony, David and Raymond Enos, all of East Providence, and the late John Enos.

Joseph R. Lynch aka "Santa"
RIMA member number 11

68, of Forestdale Dr., died Friday at home. He was the beloved husband of Diane (Ericson) Lynch.

He was born September 20, 1942 in Woburn, MA, son of the late Joseph R. Lynch and Marilynn (Ellsworth) Lynch. He resided in Cumberland for the past 35 years previously living in Burlington, MA.

Joseph worked as a Truck Driver employed by G. Mann & Co for 40 years retiring in 2003. He was a member of Teamsters Local 251.

Joe was President and a founding member of the Kryptmen Motorcycle Club; he was also a member of the R.A.O.B., and Grand Primo, New England, and Grand Primo of the Grand Lodge, Ontario, Canada

Joe was also a board member for the Rhode Island Motorcycle Association.

Besides his wife he leaves a son, Scott Lynch of Cumberland and two daughters, Kelley Lynch-Johnson of Lincoln and Jill Beauregard of Woonsocket. One sister, Elizabeth Shelly of Wilimington, MA and a brother, James Lynch of Orlando, FL.

Carl C. Ferraro
8/26/1953 - 11/20/2010
RIMA member Number 81

57, of Providence, passed away on Saturday November 20, 2010 surrounded by his family . He was born in Providence, the son of the late Matilda (Piccoli) Ferraro.

Carl was one of the founding charter members of the Providence Rhode Island Chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.  Holding the office of President for over 10 years, he showed outstanding leadership and character. He was always there for his brothers and his friends 24/7, his old school ways and traditions will never be forgotten. "Live the life you love, love the life you live! I'm not here for a long time, I'm here for a good time!" was his philosophy on life.

He was also a custom car and hot rod enthusiast, and enjoyed model trains and racing slot cars. Carl will be sadly missed by all.

Carl is survived by his sister, Maryann Lanz and her husband Bob of Narragansett, his nephews, Rob Martone and wife Kara, Michael Martone and wife Kristen and DJ Lanz. He is also survived by his great nieces and nephews, Julia, Audrey, Reid, Katherine, Grace and Deegan Martone, as well as his best friend and lifetime companion, Maryann Papa

Donna Howcroft
RIMA member number 3023

60, of Morin Avenue died Monday at her home. She was the wife of Richard E. Howcroft.

Born in New Bedford, a daughter of Robert and Blanch (Pauline) Diner of Warwick, she had lived in Coventry for the past 3 years. Mrs. Howcroft was a bus aide in the City of Cranston for 15 years before retiring in 2007.

Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by 1 son, Michael J. Howcroft of Cranston and was the mother of the late Richard E. Howcroft, Jr. She was the grandmother of Gina and Kyle Howcroft; sister of Robert, Richard, James Ponte, Michael and Neil Diner, Susan Harris and the late John Ponte.


"Rodeo Rick" Dubois Jr.
RIMA member number 1003

47, passed Dec 11th, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Kim Dubois.

He was the son of Natalie Dubois of Fall River and the late Richard W. Dubois Sr.
Rick was a thirteen year member of the Seven Sins Motorcycle Club of Johnston.

Besides his wife and mother he is survived by a sister, Sandy Curry, two step daughters, Jennifer and Jessica, and a granddaughter, Natalya.

Rick was a member of the Seven Sins Motorcycle Club.

In Rick's Words

"The past several years have been one hell of a battle even for a warrior like me.  I tried my best to overcome my illness and made due with very little, but still could not change the wishes of god to bring me home.  It was a great ride while it lasted and you can be sure that I will watch over all of you.  I will miss you all but most of all, my wife, Kim.  She is my partner, my friend and the love of my life.  I ask that you not mourn my death but instead, celebrate my life and the memories we have generated together.  Love & respect to my club for all you have done for me and my family.  Till we meet again, be safe and don't worry about me, I'm doing just fine..."

Kathryn Greene "Katie

Robert Denton "Greaser"

Eddie Greene "EFG"

Robert Brigman "Bubba"
RIMA member number 186

William "Billy" Lupo Jr.
RIMA member number 425
Member Vengeance MC

55, of Tartaglia Street passed away suddenly June 26, 2006, at Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence.
He was the beloved husband for 22 years of Angelina M. (Patonio) Lupo.
Born in Providence, a devoted son of Rose (Moretta) Lupo of Johnston and the late William D. Lupo Sr., he resided in Johnston since 1984.
Mr. Lupo was a science teacher at Joseph Jenks Junior High School in Pawtucket for the past 32 years.
He graduated from laSalle Academy, Stonehill College and received his master's in teaching from R.I. College.
He was a member of The Sons of Ital Fillippo Mazzei Lodge in Cranston.
He enjoyed gardening, riding his Harley and was a member of the Vengeance Motorcycle Club.
Besides his wife and mother, he was the devoted father of Angelica R. Lupo and William D. Lupo III, both of Johnston, and dear brother of Patrick J. Lupo of Wilton, Conn.
His funeral was held July 1 from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St. Rocco's Church, Johnston. He was buried in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

Dale Trafka
RIMA member number 821
Founding member Forgotten Souls MC

Steven Costa "Groucho"
RIMA member number 175

Peter Sutton "FUG"
RIMA member number 20

Rick Howcroft Jr.
RIMA member number 1016

David Smith "Smitty"
RIMA member number 186
Member Violators MC

Leonard Furtado "Clutch"
RIMA member number 334

Michael Lange "Rocky"
RIMA member number 653

Robert Santoro "Tank"
RIMA member number 1000

Donald Vota "Trump"
RIMA member 22
member Violators MC

Gordon Wheeler "Big G"
RIMA member 435

Donald Stewart "Hoppy"
RIMA member 322

Raymond Sylvester "Rock"
RIMA member number 1063

Unknown member name
RIMA member number 1040

Maureen Africo
RIMA member number 486

Robert Brigman
RIMA member number 274




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