Loretta M. Picanco Cardoza, 82, Riverside

Posted 10/8/21

Loretta M. (Miranda) Picanco Cardoza, 82, of Riverside, RI, passed away, Monday, September 27, 2021, at Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI.

She was the wife of Albert John Cardoza Sr.

Born in …

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Loretta M. Picanco Cardoza, 82, Riverside

Posted

Loretta M. (Miranda) Picanco Cardoza, 82, of Riverside, RI, passed away, Monday, September 27, 2021, at Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI.

She was the wife of Albert John Cardoza Sr.

Born in Warren, RI, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (deOliveira) Miranda.

Mrs. Cardoza had worked as a certified nursing assistant in private duty for many years. She had also worked as a waitress at the Rhode Island Country Club and as a school bus driver for the Town of Barrington.  he had served as a Jr. Marine, Cub Scout Leader and Girl Scout Leader in Barrington for many years.  She enjoyed ceramics, embroidery, crocheting and word search puzzles.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Miguel Picanco and his wife Dianna of Jacksonville, NC, and Albert J. Cardoza Jr., and his companion Melissa of Coventry, RI, a step son, William Cardoza and his wife Mary Lou of Warren, RI, five daughters, Octavia Spencer and her husband Eugene of Ocala, FL, Laura “Deana” Lomas of Riverside, RI, Katherine Picanco and her companion Michael of Ocala, FL, Lizabeth Joynes and her companion Glen of Bristol, RI, and Lois Richardson and her husband Kenneth of Coventry, RI, three step daughters, Lori Rideout of Coventry, RI, twins, Lisa Cardoza of Bristol, RI, and Leslie DeCastro of Bristol, RI, seventeen grandchildren, and thirty two great grandchildren.  She was also the sister of the late, William Miranda, Andrew Miranda, and Joseph Miranda.

Arrangements are by Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren, where family and friends were received on Sunday, Oct. 3.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 4, from Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Brendan Church, 60 Turner Avenue, Riverside, RI.

Burial took place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence, RI.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Avenue, Norwood, MA, 02062, American Diabetes Association, 146 Clifford St., Providence, RI, 02903, or to the American Heart Association, 1 State St., Suite 200, Providence, RI, 02908.

Information/On-line condolences please visit- www.wjsmithfh.com

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