Edmund F. Arruda, Sr., 96, passed away November 9, 2022 at Sippican Healthcare Center. He lived most of his life in Rochester and was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church.
He was predeceased by his wife, Madeline Daly Arruda; his parents Octavio and Emily; a brother, Alvaro and a sister, Palmeda Daggett.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Kamins and her companion Bob Shaughnessey of Clinton, MA and Deborah Norris and her husband Jeff of Naples, FL; a son, Edmund F. Arruda, Jr. and his wife Jeanne of Rochester; six grandchildren, Heather Kamins and her husband Dimitri Labarge, Andrea Kamins, Kyle Nurzyk and his wife Emily, Lindsay Norris and her husband Ethan Smith, Ryan Briggs and his wife Shauna, and Alex Arruda; and several nieces and nephews.
Eddie will be missed by his family and also by the many birds, cats and wild animals he fed.
His funeral service will be held Thursday, November 17th at 10 am at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. Burial will follow at Center Cemetery, Rochester. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, November 16th from 5-8 pm. The family is grateful for flowers or donations made in his name to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.