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Joseph "Bobby" Motta

January 1, 1937 ~ January 4, 2021 (age 84)


Joseph “Bobby” Motta Jr. of Bristol passed away on January 4, 2021 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Jane Marie (Sylvia) Motta, to whom he was married for 56 years before she passed away last year.

Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Brown) Motta.   He was a graduate of Colt Memorial High School and employed by Fram Allied Signal as an engineer for 34 years before retiring.  He was an avid pigeon enthusiast and will be remembered most as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his children:  Joseph Motta III and his wife Denise of Rehoboth; John Motta of Bristol; and James Motta and his wife Ann of Portsmouth.  He was the loving and proud grandfather of Shane Donahue, Gabrielle, Hunter, and Casey Motta.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, January 9th, 11 AM at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 577 Wood Street.  Burial will follow in North Burial Ground.

** Mask use is required and social distancing guidelines will be followed**

Arrangements are with the George C. Lima Funeral Home. 

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Mass of Christian Burial
January 9, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's Church
577 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809

January 9, 2021

12:00 PM
North Burial Ground
1081 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809


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