March 24, 2017

Edward Furtado Sr.

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Edward Furtado Sr., 92, of Rehoboth, passed away on Tuesday. He was the husband of the late Irene Ida (DeSouza) Furtado.

Born in Taunton, son of the late Manuel and Frances (Teixeira) Furtado. Edward was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart recipient. For 25 years, he owned and operated the A&W Root Beer Stand in County Square, Attleboro. An avid hunter, he belonged to many local gun clubs, raised beagles for many years and was a loyal Red Sox fan.

He was the father of Edward Furtado Jr. of Attleboro, Kenneth Furtado and his wife Irene of Seekonk and Richard Furtado of Salem, Ore.; father-in-law of the late Patricia Furtado; brother of the late Charlie Furtado and Ruth Dansreau; grandfather of Sherri Furtado, Kenneth Furtado Jr., Jesse Furtado, Amy D'Amico, Jamie Furtado, Christy Illic, Danny Furtado and the late Adam Furtado. He also leaves 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9 a.m., from the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, with Mass to follow in St. Anthony Church, School Street, at 10 a.m. Interment with military honors in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours Monday from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Edward's memory made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517, would be deeply appreciated.

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