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Mr. Joseph D. Cardoza, Jr.

October 4, 1933 ~ April 14, 2018 (age 84)

Mr. Joseph D. Cardoza, Jr., age 84 of Prenda Lane, Bristol, died Saturday April 14, 2018 in the Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Rene (Martin) Cardoza, his wife of 61 years. Born in Pawtucket, and raised in Rehoboth, MA, he was a son of the late Joseph D. and Theresa (Paccotti) Cardoza, Sr. A graduate of Case High School, Class of 1952 and he received his Associate’s Degree from the University of RI in 1958. Joseph was the Plant Manager for Burtman Iron Works in Readville, MA for over 20 years, retiring in 1998. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Bristol, an avid Golfer, he was a member of the George Medeiros, Bill James and Tony Marabello Memorial Golf League at Middlebrook Country Club. Joe enjoyed playing cards weekly with his buddies, walking, traveling, and most of all spending time with his family, especially time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived in addition to his wife, by two daughters; Debra L. Costa (Stephen) and Lisa J. Guercia (Nick), both of Bristol, four grandchildren; Kyle Costa (Lisa Mae) and Ryan Costa, both of Bristol, Nicole L. Guercia Bahrenburg (Karl) of Colchester, VT and Cassandra L. Guercia of Boston, MA, four great grandchildren; Gianna Castigliego, Cameron and Colton Costa and Olivia Nicole Bahrenburg, and a sister, Marilyn Henly of Rehoboth, MA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashley Lynn Costa. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State Street, Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol. Visiting hours will be Friday, April 20, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 PM in the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood Street, Bristol. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bristol Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 775, Bristol, RI 02809 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or online at For online condolences, shared memories, information and directions go to

Donations may be made to:

Bristol Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 775, Bristol RI 02809

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

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