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ARRUDA, AUGUST "AUGGIE", JR., age 79 of 74 Greylock Road, Bristol, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Judy H. (Henderson) Arruda, his wife of 28 years. Born in Fall River, MA and a lifelong resident of Bristol, he was the son of the late August and Mary Alice (Freitas) Arruda, Sr. Mr. Arruda was a Korean War Veteran of the US Navy, serving abroad the USS Pittsburgh. He was a graduate of Colt Memorial High School, Bristol, Class of 1952 where he was the Class President and Chairman of the Reunion Committee for many years. He was a graduate in 1958 from Bryant College where he received his Bachelor degree in Business Administration. A music educator for 59 years, he owned and operated Arruda Music Studio in Pawtucket and his Accordion Band have been part of the New England Music Festival for many years. Auggie was a communicant of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Bristol, a life member of the Warwick Lodge of Elks and he loved spending time working around his home and in his yard and gardens. He is survived in addition to his wife, by two daughters, Deborah Arruda of Bristol, Valerie M. Arruda of Riverside, a grandson, Richard Arruda-Cavallaro of Seekonk, MA, four step children, Wendy M. Hebert, Todd B. Hebert, Jennifer L. Dias and Jon P. Hebert and 11 step-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Requiem Eucharist Service, Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM in St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 399 Hope Street, Bristol. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol. Visiting hours Friday, June 28, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 PM in the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood Street, Bristol. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Church - Capital Campaign Fund, P.O. Box 414, Bristol, RI 02809. For online condolence, shared memories, information and directions go to www.sansonefuneralhome.com


Published in The Providence Journal on June 27, 2013
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