Robert A. Arruda
Robert A. Arruda
  • April 13, 1942 - January 21, 2017
  • Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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Robert A. Arruda, age 74, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Herbert "Bucky" Arruda and Alice (Gomes) Arruda, he lived in Dartmouth prior to moving to Portsmouth over 20 years ago.

He attended Cramwell Prepatory School and Boston College. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

Robert was the owner and operator of SHI, Inc., where he carried out his lifelong passion for the lumber business.

Robert was happiest spending time with his family and friends. He was a loyal Patriots fan who loved fishing, boating and the companionship of his dogs.
His family includes his son, Scott Arruda and wife Jennifer; two daughters, Rebecca Arruda and Lisa Carney and husband Scott; his sister Arlene McNamee and husband James; and two grandchildren Alexia Smith and Luke Arruda.

His Funeral will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 10AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth followed by a Funeral Mass at 11AM at St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth. Visiting hours Thursday from 4-8PM. Burial private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Veterans Transition House, 20 Willis St., New Bedford, MA 02740.

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