Mr. Albert R. Lopes, 81, of 1014 Hope Street and formerly of Milk Street, Bristol, died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Ann (Schinigoi) Lopes, who preceded him in death in September 1993.
Born in Providence and a lifelong resident of Bristol, he was a son of the late Manuel and Laura (Lewis) Lopes. He was a graduate of Colt Memorial High School, class of 1953. Albert was first a truck driver and then worked in sales for the former J.T. O’Connells Lumber Yard in Bristol, and then the former Seaboard Plywood and Lumber Company in Providence, for 25 years total, retiring in 1978.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and a 25-year member of the Bristol County Lodge of Elks. He served in the RI Army National Guard for 10 years, was a member of the former Kingsmen Drum and Bugle Corps in Bristol, and enjoyed bowling for many year in different Dudek Bowling Leagues.
He is survived by three children, Diane Carosi (Joseph) of Bristol, Albert R. Lopes Jr. of Methuen, Mass., and Nicholas R. Lopes of Portsmouth; two granddaughters, Alicia M. Hale (Brennan) and Tania E. Carosi, both of Bristol; a great grandson, Cameron William Hale; and two brothers, William Lopes (Jean) of Warwick and Manuel Lopes Jr. of Coventry. In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Lopes.
Funeral services from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., Bristol, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 9 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State St., Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-9959, or online at www.st.jude.org.
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