Joseph Gomes

Joseph C "Joe Buzz" Gomes

Sunday, August 30th, 2020
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Swansea - Joseph C. “Joe Buzz” Gomes, 61 of Swansea, MA., died Sunday August 30 2020 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.

He was the husband of Della (Bonevelle) Gomes.

He was born in A Do Barbas, Portugal the son of the late Joaquim and Brigida (Salgeiro) Gomes.

Joe Buzz was a lifelong Chef at Jack’s Family Restaurant in Warren.

He was a graduate of Johnson & Wales with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts.

Joe Buzz has been a Swansea resident since the 1980’s coming from Warren.

He enjoyed watching NASCAR, fishing, gardening and cooking.

Joe Buzz also enjoyed visiting Portugal when he could. He was also Co-Founder of Pepe’s Preserves.
Besides his wife he is survived by his daughter Sarah Gomes of Warren and granddog Kimber

He was the brother of Jack Gomes of Swansea, Maria Gomes of Providence and Victor Gomes of Warren.

Joe Buzz was also survived by many nieces and nephews which he loved.

His service will be held Tuesday September 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the Chapel by the Sea, Colt State Park, Bristol, RI.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Celebration of his life will be held on his birthday Tuesday September 22, 2020 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Chapel by the Sea, Colt State Park, Bristol, RI.

In lieu of flowers gifts in his memory, may be sent to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215.

Arrangements by the SMITH FUNERAL and MEMORIAL SERVICES, Warren RI
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  • Visitation

    September 22, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    September 22, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Chapel by the Sea
    Route 114
    Bristol, Rhode Island 02885
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  • Service

    September 22, 2020 | 6:00pm
    September 22, 2020 6:00pm
    Chapel by the Sea
    Route 114
    Bristol, Rhode Island 02885
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Chapel by the Sea is located in Cot State Park, off Route 114 in Bristol RI.


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Buzz Valadao

Posted at 11:33am
You will be missed my friend. So many memories. From my dad delivering bread to Jacks, me working at Jacks( cooking 84 pounds of pasta in one night) to all the good times together. You are a good friend and a better man.

Charly Pacheco

Posted at 09:48am
I’m at loss for words! You were my mentor when you put me to work side by side with you on the fryalaters as a young 15 year old! I grew up with your family, starting at Jacks at 13 and staying until i was 18. You were a great friend to me! I am saddened to hear this!! Your family meant alot me! May you rest in peace with the Angels! I send my condolences to your family and wife and daughter! Victor you were my best friend for many years and im so sorry! I wish i could be at the service but i live in Miami, Florida. May God bless you all!! Forever you friend! CARLOS ‘ CHARLY’ PACHECO

Sally Jamiel

Posted at 09:57am
Our family loved you.
My Dad would have been so happy that you gave Heiny Bear a good home. He loved that dog.
May you now be at peace, your family, friends and all who loved you will always remember you.
Della and Sarah will keep you in their hearts for your guidance and support.
May you rest easy.
Love you Joe Buzz


Posted at 03:44am
RIP My Friend,so many fond memories growing up,always happy and such a hard worker.You will be missed by all the lives you touched and all the great food you created...So sorry Della and Sarah,I cant imagine what your going through but your in our thoughts and prayers....

Rose Tannock

Posted at 08:32am
We are so sorry to have lost a great friend. Always a smile when he saw any friend. Joe will be sadly missed. We are so sorry for your loss sweet Della and Sarah. Love, Bobby and Rose T.

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