Joseph Pinheiro

RIMA member #1018
First place winner in pool league, while representing RIMA
Member of Destiny MC when they were around.

Joseph E. Pinheiro, 73, of Pawtucket and Deland, Florida passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Jo Ann P. (Carvalho) Pinheiro.

Born in Ponta Garca, Sao Miguel, Acores he was a son of the late Jose F. and Sarah (Brilhante) Pinheiro. Mr. Pinheiro was a machine operator for Carol Cable/General Cable for 38 years before he retired 11 years ago. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He also had several memberships including the Woodland Circle Association in Deland, Florida, the Rhode Island Motorcycle Association and the United Steel Workers, Local 4543. Mr. Pinheiro enjoyed playing billiards, the outdoors, his Rottweiler's and he loved riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

Besides his wife he leaves one son, Ronald D. Pinheiro, two stepchildren, Richard Daigle and Robert Daigle, one granddaughter, Kimberly Pinheiro, two sisters, Armanda Pinheiro and Sara Pinheiro and one brother, John Pinheiro. He was a very special uncle to several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was the father of the late Kelly Ann Pinheiro and Joseph E. Pinheiro, Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM in St. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street, East Providence. Burial will be in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery. Due to current health department restrictions calling hours are omitted.

Jonn "PBR" DuClau

RIMA member #4038
Member US Veterans MC

He was DI of US Veterans MC Rhode Island

Arthur Costa

RIMA member #4477

Arthur E. Costa III, 64 passed away on July 31, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Warwick, he was the son of the late Arthur E. Costa II and Eileen Costa. He resided in West Warwick with his long time partner Rebecca Keenan. He was the father of Sonny Costa of Providence. He also leaves behind Rebecca's two girls, whom he lovingly cared for as his own, Amanda Waterman of North Providence and Nichole Thornlimb of West Warwick. He was the brother of Debra Holder, Barbara Guindon and Joann O' Connell of Tennessee, Aline Lemastro of West Warwick and Steven Costa of Warwick. He has many nieces, nephews, cousins , aunts and uncles. He was also the very proud Papa of Three grandchildren.

AC worked as a machine operator at Stanley Bostich for many years before retiring. He was a dedicated member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 1313, where he met many long-time friends.

AC loved talking to people about his life, especially about his motorcycle. He loved playing pool and was always willing to help people perfect their technique. He had an infectious smile and will be deeply missed by the many friends he has and the people his kindness impacted.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 4-6 pm at the Potvin-Quinn Funeral Home, 45 Curson Street, West Warwick.

David A. Quinn

RIMA member #9
Member Violators MC

Quinn, David A., 78, of Ormond Beach, FL, formerly of Riverside RI, passed away on December 4, 2017 with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Faith H. Quinn for almost 60 yrs. and son to the late John Quinn and Louise Mitchell and was predeceased by two brothers Dennis and Douglas Quinn.

Dave worked for WRH Industries for 34 yrs, then he worked at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley Davidson for nine years which he loved doing after his retirement.

He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast & belonged to the Violators MC; he was also very involved with RIMA and a member of Ocean State HOG Chapter.

He was very active with tropical fish for many years, breeding, showing and judging. Dave was President of the Tropical Fish Society of RI and also President of the Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies

He is survived by two daughters, Patti Quinn of Glocester RI, and Robin Silva of Ormond Beach, FL. He also leaves one sister Lynette St. Pierre of Bristol, RI, many nieces and nephews and 3 furry kids, Zora, Luci & Lucki.

Calling hours will take place on Wednesday December 13 from 4 pm to 7 pm with Service to follow at Smith-Mason Funeral Home, 398 Willett Avenue, Riverside, RI 02915. In Lieu of flowers, you can donate to your favorite charity in his (name or memory)

Edward J. Dionne Jr aka Eddie

RIMA member number 87
Member Hells Angles Rhode Island MC

63, passed unexpectedly on September 20th. He was the son of the late Edward J. Dionne Sr. and Marie E. "Betty" (King) Dionne.

He had been employed by the City of Providence Water Board for 33 years before retiring. Eddie was a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Brag. Eddie was one of the founding members of the Hells Angels RI MC, recently celebrating his 25th anniversary. He leaves a daughter, Chrisily Genesse and her husband Martin, two sisters, Donna M. Cesario and her husband Robert and Deborah Giacobbi, two grandchildren, Matthew and Olivia Genesse and his companion Gina Diamante. He is also survived by his nephew Jesse Cesario, nieces Jessica Felice and Elizabeth Palmeri, many great nieces, great nephews, his HA brothers and his four legged best friend Gucci.

His funeral will be held Saturday, September 30th at 9am with a service at 10am in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be in North Burial Ground. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 8pm. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to

Alexis C. Morales

RIMA member number 3675
Member Torque Ryders

Alexis C. Morales, 31 of Plainfield Street, Providence passed away Sunday November 9, 2014.

Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of Blanca Morales and Alexis C. Facas. He was also the brother of Adriana and Benjamin Leon and Christopher and Michael Facas

Alexis was employed by AutoPart International and was a member of the Torque Ryders.

David A. Streeter

RIMA member number 3

Harold Vernon Leigh aka Sach

RIMA Member #4

Sach at the First Toys for Tots Toy Run in 1978

Sach provided nearly 40 years of service to RIMA and its Mission. He was the original coordinator of the annual Toys for Tots Charity Motorcycle Run and has provided his service as Santa Claus during each year's run since its inception in 1978. RIMA had the honor of presenting Sach with its Outstanding Member Award in February at our 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Award Banquet. His contributions to the Rhode Island Motorcycle Association as well as to the betterment of community are noteworthy and shall not be forgotten.

Harold Vernon "Sach" Leigh, 73, of North Kingstown died Monday, April 14, 2014. Born in Perryville, MO, he was a son of the late Gilbert N. Leigh & Valerie "Vallie" B. (Smith) Leigh.

Vern was employed as a Grinder at the former Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company, was the owner & operator of Vern's Floor Refinishing, worked as a Driver for Roadway Package Services, and was a Machine Operator at Hope Valley Industries.

He was a member of the Hearthside House Museum of Lincoln and the RI Motorcycle Association, where he dressed as Santa Claus for 35 years during the annual Toys for Tots Ride.

Vern proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Guardian AGR-1 from 1958-1964.

He leaves his two loving children, Terri L. MacLean of Cranston and William D. Leigh of Altoona, PA. Cherished grandfather of Jasmine N. Leigh of Altoona, PA. He was the brother of Charles J. "Joe" Leigh, Norma Vermoilen, Vera Copeland and the late Robert Leigh, all of Missouri as well as special friend and dance partner, Penelope Mowbray, of North Kingstown.

His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. in The East Greenwich United Methodist Church, 1558 South County Trail, East Greenwich. Military Honors will follow. Burial will be private

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to Toys for Tots at or Friends of Hearthside at will be appreciated.


RIMA Member #4034

49, of North Kingstown died peacefully at home after a long illness. She was the wife of the late James F. Gooden who died in the Station Night Club Fire of 2003. Born in Providence to Leroy and Norma (Iacchei) DeCesare she lived in Cranston most of her life before moving to North Kingstown in 2010.

Lori is survived by her daughters Jessica and Lauren Iacobucci. She also leaves a sister Leslie DeCesare Graham and her husband Bill Graham. She will be deeply missed by her partner of three years Bill Griswold. Lori also leaves three loving nephews, one adoring niece, and a grandniece whom she taught to call her Auntie Goddess

Lori worked as a Branch Manager for Citizens Bank for many years, first at the Rolfe Street Branch and later at the Warwick Plaza Branch. Roman Catholic and deeply spiritual, she was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Cranston. She had a great love for the ocean and was an active member of the East Greenwich Yacht Club. Most recently Lori and Billy enjoyed long rides on their motorcycles and she became a member of the US Veterans Motorcycle Club RI Ladies Auxiliary. Lori had a passion for life that lead her to travel frequently often accompanied by family and close friends. She had an ever present smile and deep concern for others, even in her illness; she was an inspiration to everyone that met her.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday at 8:30am from the Butterfield Chapel, 500 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church Oaklawn Avenue Cranston at 10:00am. Visitation was held on Monday from 4:00-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the Brown University Oncology Research Group (BRUOG), Attn: Kayla Rosati BRUOG Division of Biology and Medical Brown University, Box GR001, Providence, RI 02912 the research organization of her devoted doctor Howard Safran would be appreciated.