TAUNTON – Rogerio “Roger” Barbara, husband of Fatima (Vieira) Barbara, died at his Taunton home following a brief illness on June 8, 2013.
He was 59.
Born in Terceira, Azores, he was the son of the late Jose and Guilhermina (Pereira) Barbara.
A Taunton resident since 1969, Mr. Barbara was employed by Interplex Engineered Products Inc. of Rhode Island.
A member of the Rhode Island Retreads, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle, traveling and camping.
A soccer fan, Roger coached and refereed soccer in the Taunton area for many years.
In addition to his wife of Taunton, he leaves two daughters, Emily L. and Christine L. Barbara, both of Taunton; two sisters, Ercilia Raposo of New Bedford and Osvalda DaSilva of Terceira, Azores; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
His funeral will be held from the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway at St. Mary’s Square, Taunton on Wednesday, June 12th at 8:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at St. Andrew the Apostle Church at 10 a.m.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
The family will be receiving visitors at the funeral home between the hours of 8:30 and 9:30 a.m., prior to the funeral mass.
Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115. www.silvafuneralhome.com.