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Joseph R. Bolton

February 12, 1964 ~ February 28, 2021 (age 57)


Joseph R. Bolton, 57, passed away in Providence on Sunday February 28, 2021 after a short illness. He was the loyal husband of Zita (Pereira) Bolton for 32 years before his passing.

Born in New Bedford, MA, Joseph was the son of Mary (Taffe) Bolton and the late Raymond Bolton.

Joseph graduated from Bishop Stang High School in North Dartmouth, MA, class of 1982. He is a graduate of Southeastern Massachusetts University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He worked as the Finance Director for the town of Somerset, MA. Joe was also a member of the Bristol Elks Lodge. He enjoyed traveling with his beloved wife and his sons.

In addition to his wife Zita and his mother, Joe also leaves behind his sons: Joseph E. Bolton and Thomas R. Bolton; brothers John Bolton (Colleen) and Dan Bolton; nephews Matthew and Dominic Bolton, nieces Megan and Ashley Bolton as well as friends and colleagues .

Joe was pre-deceased by his father Raymond.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday March 5, 2021 at 10 AM in
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State Street, Bristol. Visiting Hours are respectfully omitted.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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Mass of Christian Burial
March 5, 2021

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
141 State St.
Bristol, RI 02809


North Burial Ground
1081 Hope Street
Bristol, RI


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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