Carlos L. Pimentel

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Carlos L. Pimentel Sr., 38; 'his kids were his life'

Carlos L. Pimentel Sr., of West Warwick, a heavy machinery driver, spent most of his spare time on the sidelines of his children's sporting events or in his yard landscaping.

"His kids were his life," said his sister-in-law, Heidi Catalfamo, of Coventry.

Mr. Pimentel, 38, leaves two sons, 12-year-old Carlos Jr. and 9-year-old Cullen, and two daughters, Savannah, 15, and Cheyenne, 10. He watched their soccer, basketball and softball games.

Born in Sao Miguel, the Azores, he came to this country as a young child. His family settled in West Warwick.

He and his wife, Dorothy L. (Ferrara) Pimentel, married 16 years ago.

Mr. Pimentel had been working for C. Spirito Inc., of Massachusetts, for four years. He previously owned the former Cheyenne Construction company.

His hobby was landscaping, and his sister-in-law described his yard as "like a park" -- with two fish ponds, a little river and a bridge. The ponds once had frogs, but the frogs were eating the fish, she said. He watched over "tons" of plants and built a stamped concrete patio.

A motorcycle enthusiast, Mr. Pimentel was looking forward to buying a bike soon.

-- Cathleen F. Crowley


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