Obituary: George L. Cardoza, Jr., 73, of Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — George L. Cardoza, Jr., 73, of Middletown died Monday, March 19, 2018, at home with his children by his side.

Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late George and Irene (Flores) Cardoza.

He worked as a carpenter throughout his life having built two wood hull boats and kept and maintained one of them. George also built the Windmill which still stands at Prescott Farms. He helped build the 1970’s movie set for the PBS Special, The Scarlett Letter, filmed at Fort Adams. His memberships included a lifetime member of the Carpenters Union #94, the Aquidneck Island All Vets Club, and the “Fun Seekers” where he enjoyed boating and gatherings.

George is survived by his children George L. Cardoza III, Karen A. Chafton and her husband Claywell II and Christine M. Poe and her husband Jeffrey A. all of Tiverton, RI, he also leaves five grandchildren, Samantha J. Clavette, Shea Marie Poe, Claywell M. Chafton III, Paula L. Miranda Torrey and Richard E. Wordell II as well as two Great Grand Sons, Tucker Torrey and Chase Torrey

He was the father of the late Carol L. Cardoza, grandfather of the late Jeffrey A. Poe Jr, and brother of the late Ethel Razza, Carol Rodrigues and Irene Leroy.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport followed by a prayer service at 5:00 PM. His committal service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am from the funeral home, with burial in St. Columba Cemetery, Brown’s lane in Middletown.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871

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