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Anthony Batista Abilheira

January 25, 1946 ~ April 27, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old


Anthony B. Abilheira, 77, of Bristol RI, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2023, at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center with his wife by his side.  He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Desmarais) Abilheria.  

Born in Fall River MA, he was the son of the late Elias and Diolinda (Coelho) Abilheira.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Anthony B. (Florence) Abilheira of Narragansett, Andrew B. Abilheira of FL, and Adam B. (Julie) Abilheira of Bristol; grandchildren: Joseph Abilheira, Isabella Abilheira,  and William Parmlee. He was the brother of Elias Abilheira Jr. of NJ, Manuel Abilheira of FL, Richard Abilheira of Bristol, and Theresa Blank of FL.

Anthony was predeceased by his sister Diolinda Abilheira and his brother Louis Abilheira.

Anthony, also known as Abby, graduated from Colt Memorial High School and attended the University of Rhode Island. He achieved the rank of Captain at T.F. Green Airport Rescue & Fire, working there 33 years before retiring. He was a life member of Bristol Fire Department's Defiance Engine & Hose Company No. 3. Those who knew him may remember his time at the family bakery as well as his love for cars.

His funeral services were private.

Memorial donations may be made to:  Bristol Fire Department, 4 Annawamscutt Drive, Bristol, RI 02809; or Lifespan Cancer Institute Development Office, P.O. Box H, Providence, RI 02901.

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Private Services


Bristol Fire and EMS
4 Annawamscutt Drive, Bristol RI 02809

Lifespan Cancer Institute Development Office
PO Box H, Providence RI 02901


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