SEEKONK - Mario Jorge Picanco Veiga, 70, of Seekonk, MA, died Sunday January 8 at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He was the beloved husband of Connie (Machado) Veiga and they had been married for 48 years. Born in Santa Cruz Graciosa, Acores, he was the youngest son of the late Abilio de Sousa da Cunha Veiga and Maria Graciomilde Picanco. He came to the United States in 1973 and settled in Pawtucket before moving to Seekonk, MA in 1983. He was a tool maker at Texas Instruments in Attleboro for 29 years. Mario was a member of Clube Social Portugues of Pawtucket, Uniao Beneficiente of Pawtucket, Amigos da Terceira of Pawtucket, Clube Lusitania of Cumberland and Sturdy Memorial Amateur Radio Club of Attleboro. Survivors beside his wife are two daughters, Andreia Hicks and her husband Dennis of Smithfield, Dalila Veiga and her husband Christopher Armstrong of Providence; two brothers, Manuel Veiga of Lowell, MA and Antonio Veiga of Peabody, MA; four sisters, Alda Fox of Florida, Carmel Rollinson and her husband Will of East Providence, Suzete Veiga of East Providence, Selina Sousa of Pawtucket, a furry grandson, Maxwell and over 60 nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Margaret Church, Pawtucket Ave., Rumford. Visitation will be Thursday evening 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Cheetham Funeral Home, 1012 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. In lieu of flowers gifts may be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org or 155 East 55th St., Suite 6H, New York, NY 10022. ARRANGEMENTS BY LACHAPELLE FUNERAL HOME.
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