Manuel J. Arruda, Jr., beloved husband of Maureen (Feeley) Arruda, of Pawcatuck Ave., Pawcatuck, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. He was 79.
Born in Westerly, he was a son of the late Elvira and Manuel J. Arruda, Sr.
Manuel was a rigger with Electric Boat in Groton for many years. He was also an excellent woodworker who enjoyed using remote control planes and automobiles.
He leaves behind his wife Maureen; three children, Matthew Arruda, Timothy Arruda and Bonnie Chiaradio; brother Russell Arruda; and two sisters, Diane Goddard and Veronica Mosley. Manuel is also survived by four grandchildren, Maris, Kyle, Tyler and Kerrie; his sister-in-law Patricia Feeley and her husband Thomas Kiefer of Boston, MA; two great-grandchildren, Ty and Kaia; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Manuel J. Arruda, Jr. and his brother Pete Arruda.
A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10am on Friday, Sept. 9 at St. Michael Church, 60 Liberty St., Pawcatuck. Burial is private. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, Westerly is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com