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Ronald A. Horta

April 27, 1931 ~ August 20, 2020 (age 89)

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HORTA, Ronald A., 89, of Central Street, West Warwick, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, August 20, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at home.

He was the husband of Irene R. (Medeiros) Horta and the late Florence E. (Poole) Horta.  A lifelong resident of West Warwick, he was the son of the late Manuel S. and Regina M. (Botello) Horta.

Mr. Horta was self-employed carpenter for many years and later employed with Hoechst Chemical Company for twenty years until retiring.  He was a Korean War Army Veteran, communicant of St. Anthony Church, member of the American Legion, Post 2, loved hunting and vacationing at his home in Willimantic, Maine.  An avid Red Sox fan, but most important was the time he spent with his family.  His favorite time of the year was celebrating his Portuguese heritage over the Labor Day weekend with family and friends. 

Besides his wife he leaves his children, Barbara Langlais and her husband Kevin, Ronald Horta and his wife Bonnie, Gail Allin and her husband Greg and Paula Horta; a step-daughter, Lori Cuozzo; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  He was the father of the late Diane Hougentogler, step-father of the late Kevin Butterfield and brother of the late Evelyn Messier.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday August 27, 2020 at 11:00 am in St. Anthony Church, Sunset Avenue, West Warwick (RI COVID Guidelines will be followed).  Interment will be private with military honors at Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.  Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.  In lieu of flowers contributions to Disabled American Veterans, Department of RI, One Capitol Hill, Level G, Providence, RI 02908 in his memory would be appreciated.  Arrangement with PRATA-GALLOGLY Funeral Home.  Information and condolences please visit:

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Funeral Service


Mass of Christian Burial
August 27, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Anthony Church
Sunset Avenue
West Warwick,, RI 02893

Visitation Respectfully Omitted

Private Interment


Disabled American Veterans, Dept. of RI
One Capitol Hill, Level G, Providence RI 02908

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