Roger B. Arruda, age 78 of Taunton, passed away on August 17, 2021 at the Riverview Health Center in Coventry, RI. Roger was born in Taunton, the beloved son of the late Louis and Georgena (Fontes) Arruda. Before retiring, Mr. Arruda was employed with Raytheon as a technician for over 40 years. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, baseball, and being on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Roger is survived by his loving siblings; Nancy Salem of Bourne, MA, Douglas Arruda of FL, Raymond Arruda of Taunton and Joseph Arruda of Dighton. He was also the uncle of seven nieces and five nephews, and the brother of the late Louis Arruda, Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 11am in Saint Anthony Church 126 School Street, Taunton. Relatives and friends may meet directly at church at 10:45am and park on School Street. Interment will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts made to the Alzheimer’s Association Organization https://act.alz.org/donate in Rogers memory, would be deeply appreciated. Arrangements are with the Silva Funeral Home of Taunton. For expressions of sympathy, to sign an online guestbook or to light a memorial candle, visit www.silvafuneralhome.com
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