Detective Robert J. Nunes – Cranston Police


Off. Bob Nunes

Detective Robert Nunes

     Detective Robert J. Nunes, 88, passed away on April 15, 2020 at a nursing home in Providence.  He was the beloved husband of Rose (Cortez) Nunes for 62 years. Born in Providence, Robert was a son of the late Joseph and Rita (Bradford) Nunes. Mr. Nunes, a graduate of Bryant College, served with the Cranston Police Department for 30 years and was a veteran of the Korean War. He proudly served on the board of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. Upon retirement, Robert and Rose retired to Florida to enjoy the weather, the golf course, and hosting family visits. Robert stayed active as a City Councilman there for many years.

     Besides his wife, he’s survived by his daughters, Kathleen A. Falaguerra (David) of Warwick, and Jean R. Overby (Miguel) of Providence.  Robert was the cherished grandfather of Dianne Carilli (Carl) and Christine, Steven, and Andrew Falaguerra. He was the great grandfather of Olivia, Caroline, and Gabriella Carilli. 

     Robert was one of eight siblings (Josephine Sullivan, Dorothy Domina, Rita Mattera, Thomas Nunes, Rosemary Crooks, Edward Nunes) and he is survived by his sister Shirley Coleman of Inverness, Florida. 

     He is buried in the Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, RI. 

     Rest in Peace our brother.