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Gilberto Costa Leste

February 24, 1934 ~ August 23, 2021 (age 87)


Gilberto Costa Leste, 87, of Kingswood Road, passed away on August 23, 2021 at Rhode Island Hospital.  He was the husband of Maria Julieta (Costa) Leste.  

Born in Aqua do Pau, St. Michael, Portugal, he was son of the late Manuel and Maria deLurdes (Costa) Leste.  In addition to his wife Maria, he is survived by his children:  Edward Leste PPD and his wife Pamela; Gilbert Leste, Jr. and his wife Mary Lou; and Anna Martin and her husband Patrick.  He is also survived by his grandchildren:  Ashley Leste and her fiancé Michael Marley; Nicole Leste and her partner Vincent St. Angelo; Kyle Leste, Alexandra Leste, Raquel Leste, Sean Martin, Joshua Martin and Alana Martin.  He was the brother of Fernanda Costa, Normanda Medeiros and the late Jose Leste and Manuel Leste.  He was the brother-in-law of Ana Leste and Inez Leste.

Mr. Leste was educated in Portugal where he was an electrician and barber at trade. After coming to America in 1968, he was employed by Rico Manufacturing before retiring.  He adored spending time with his grandchildren, family holidays and gatherings.   He enjoyed yard work, gardening and always liked to help his children with projects.  He loved his daily drive through Colt State Park and will miss all of his friends at the Mosaico Park. He loved his grand fur babies Guinness, Sam, Stella, Nova, Marco, Nyla, Lucy and Bently.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, August 28th, 8:30 – 9:30 AM at the George Lima Funeral Home, 367 High Street followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 330 Wood Street. Burial will follow in North Burial Ground.

Memorial donations may be made to: The Potter League, 81 Oliphant Lane, Middletown RI, 02842 or

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Calling Hours
August 28, 2021

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
George C. Lima Funeral Home
367 High Street
Bristol, RI 02809

Mass of Christian Burial
August 28, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
330 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809

August 28, 2021

11:00 AM
North Burial Ground
1081 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809


The Potter League
81 Oliphant Lane 02842, Middletown RI 02842

The Potter League 81 Oliphant Lane Middletown RI,

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