October 1, 2022

Dorothy M. Cunha


Dorothy M. Cunha, 85, of East Providence, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Anthony Cunha.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Edna (Finizia) Donahue. Mrs. Cunha was the co-owner, along with her husband, of the Cunha Moving and Storage Company. She was also the owner & operator of the former Trailside Ceramics and was a former member of the Crestwood Country Club. She enjoyed bowling, golfing and being with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She leaves seven children, Anthony E. Cunha, Brenda Hytinen, Karen Burrows and her husband Craig, Robin Turnbull, Edward Cunha and his wife Karen, Timothy Cunha and Dorothy Zalomski and her husband John, two daughter in laws, Leslie and Cheryl Cunha, one brother, Edward Donahue, one sister, Barbara Watson, 19 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many dear friends.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Martha's Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Sunday 4-8. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital would be appreciated.

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