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Leonilde Pavao

10/16/1936 - 01/16/2022


Obituary For Leonilde Pavao

Leonilde (Barbosa Da Silva) Pavao, 85 of Warren, died Sunday, January 16, 2022, at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center. Born in St Barbara, St Michael the Azores a daughter of the late Miguel Barbosa Da Silva and Mariana Ferreira Arruda. She was the widow of Jose Aguiar Pavao. She was the beloved mother of Susan Pavao (Matthew) of West Greenwich; Elizabeth Machado (Joseph) of Warren and Rose Marie Demelo (Ildegal) of Canada. Loving grandmother of Douglas, Sean, Nicholas, Richard, Michael and Jonathan. Devoted great grandmother of Mia, Isla, and Mackenzie. She was the sister of Carlos Da Silva; Natalie Da Silva and Duarte Da Silva all of Swansea. She was predeceased by her step-mother Belmira Ferreira Arruda; siblings Luis Da Silva and Merces Trindade. She loved her grand-fur babies Sweet Pea and the late Foxy. Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren where family will receive relatives and friends, Friday, January 21, 2022, 4-8pm. Funeral will be Saturday, January 22nd, 9am from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 400 Metacon Ave., Warren. Burial to follow in St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery, Warren. Donations may be made to HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice, 1085 North Main Street, Providence RI 02904.Masks are required while in the funeral home. For directions or tributes, please visit

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  • 01/21/2022

    Liz, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Although I wasn't around long enough to meet your mom I know she had to have been an amazing woman as you are her daughter. Be blessed and tight hugs. Love Jessi Desousa & family

  • 01/21/2022

    Lee was one of the strongest and kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting... She would never let me come into her home without offering me food or taking the time to see how everything was going in my life. She was the grandmother I never expected or knew I needed and am so grateful to have had her be a part of my upbringing. I'll never forget how she cared for my brothers and I, how she was so head strong, tough, and caring, and how she loved and brought the entire family together time after time. You will be missed Lee, the legacy you leave behind is one of love and family and will never be forgotten by those that you have touched. Thank you for being such beautiful soul and thank you for showing me what it means to be such a strong hearted and loving human being. May you Rest In Peace where you will forever be in your family and friends hearts.

  • 01/21/2022

    I have some of the best memories coming visit my vavo, from her smacking my dad for a funny joke or cracking them herself. She was always a joy to be around and I will miss her fun loving spirt. She will always be in mine and Tabatha's hearts and we will never forget her. -Nicholas & Tabatha DeMelo

  • 01/20/2022

    Our deepest condolences to the entire family, may god give the family strength tomorrow. RIP Senhora Leonilde.🙏🙏🙏Jim & Cin De Melo❤️

  • 01/20/2022

    My deepest condolences to all of you. It is fair to say that Lee was a very close to my mom especially since they were born the same month and year and their mothers died when they were young. They shared many great talks. May she rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon her. Love, Dina Veiga

  • 01/20/2022

    There are no words to describe our feelings of deepest sorrow for the loss of your beloved mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. We share wholeheartedly your grief and extend our most heartfelt sympathy and sincerest condolences. May God rest her soul in peace, ease your pain and offer you strength, comfort and relief. At these difficult moments all our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ana and Jose Luz (Deolinda's daughter)

  • 01/19/2022

    Lee was warm, funny and so very kind. She always made me feel welcomed and loved and I'm forever greatful she accepted me with such open arms. I know she was so very cherished and will always remain that way in the hearts of the ones who loved her and knew her. Sending much love, peace and strength to her family and friends. May you get through this difficult time knowing that she is at peace and reunited with her husband, watching over all that meant so much to her. May you rest in eternal peace Lee, you will always be remembered so lovingly and missed so dearly. Alanna De Melo

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