Belmira Leocadio (de Melo)
Belmira de Melo Leocadio, of Warren, RI, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2017 at the age of 81 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Maia, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, to Manuel de Melo Castanho and Maria Moreira. In 1959, she married Jose Faria Leocadio and later moved their family to the United States, making their home in Warren.
Belmira was a retired employee of the one time Carol Cable Company in Warren. She follows her late husband Jose Faria Leocadio, and is survived by her three children; Grace M. Bosse, Joseph Anthony Leocadio and Gabriella Alden; five grandchildren, Ryan Caldarone, Tara Alden, Samantha Alden, Joseph Alden and Zachary Leocadio; as well as one great grandchild Ripley Caldarone; her siblings, Lourdes Pereira and Jose deMelo. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family, and all who knew her.
Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, RI, where family will receive friends Tuesday at 9am. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10 in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 500 Metacom Avenue, Warren, RI. Burial to reunite Belmira with her late husband Jose is in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Providence, RI.
In lieu of flowers, it was Belmira’s wish for donations to be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=14262&pID=24671&sc_icid=header-btn-donate-now