Joseph “Joe” Motta

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Joseph “Joe” Motta, age 94, of Warwick, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline (Park) Motta.

Born in East Providence, a son of the late Alvaro and Marion (Perry) Motta, he lived in Warwick since 1955. Mr. Motta was a truck driver for 45 years, and a member of Teamsters Local # 251. He drove for Hemingway Transport and several other companies.

He is survived by two daughters, Jacqueline M. Antonelli and her husband Robert Antonelli, of Warwick, and Kathleen Hill of Canaan, NH; a brother, Alvaro Motta of Michigan; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Pacheco, Melinda Paiva and her husband Julio, Alan Hill and his wife Samantha, and Camee Hill; two great-grandchildren, Hanah Hill and Jaidyn Hill; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Eleanor Carreira, Dorothy Lima, and George Motta.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, September 16, in St. Benedict Church, 135 Beach Avenue, Warwick. Burial was private. www.barrettandcotter.com

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