PAWTUCKET - Joseph Medeiros, 87, of Pawtucket, passed away on January 21, 2012 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Jeanne (Debooserie) Medeiros and daughter Jo Anne Medeiros of Pawtucket, sons Michael and wife Kim Medeiros of Cumberland, Paul Medeiros of Cranston, Jon Medeiros of Exeter and James Medeiros of New York. He leaves two grandchildren, Alyssa and Matthew Medeiros of Cumberland, as well as niece Kathy Pattison and nephew Joseph Medeiros.
He was the son of Manuel and Isabel (Mello) Medeiros, and brother of the late Mary Rego, Angelina Mauricio and Manuel Medeiros.
Joseph was a graduate of Hope High School, Providence and a veteran of WW II having served aboard the USS Loy for 3 years. He was employed by First National Stores for 38 years.
His funeral will be held Wednesday from the J.J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Cumberland followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joan of Arc Church, Cumberland at 10 am. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Calling Hours: Wednesday morning 8:30-9:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Antoine Residence. Directions/guestbook: jjduffyfuneralhome.com