Bryan M. Reis Jr.

Date of Passing:

December 5, 2020

Reis Jr., Bryan M. “Props”, 48, of Harold Street, Providence, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Peggy M. (Salinas) Reis.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Bryan M. Reis and Mary Ann (Byrd) Perry.

A graduate of Cranston East High School, class of 1991. He attended Johnson & Wales University.
Bryan was employed as a Chef at the Cape Verdean Progressive Center in East
Providence. He had worked for various restaurants throughout the state.

Bryan was an avid Boston Celtics fan. He enjoyed playing poker and listening to R&B and
hip hop music. His favorite rapper was Buckshot. In his younger years, he pursued being a rapper. He had a passion for cooking and loved spending his mornings having breakfast with his in-laws. Bryan also enjoyed watching superhero movies, Godzilla, and police and cooking shows.

Bryan loved spending time with his family and friends. He adored his wife and son “Q”. Feeding people was his forte, especially having BBQ’s – Bryan was lovingly known as the “Grill King”. He was a generous and gentle man with a smile that would light up any room.

Besides his wife of 16 years, he is survived by a son, Quyncy O. Reis of Providence, four aunts, Marilyn A. Alves and her husband Robert, of Ft. Myers, Florida, Diana M. Reis-Taylor and her husband Peter, of Providence, Linda Byrd of Providence, Minnie Pugsley and her husband David of Smilax, KY, two uncles, Benjamin Wilson and his wife Carrie of Cambridge, MA, Clinton Byrd of Taiwan, father and mother-in-law, Jaime and Ines Salinas of Providence, two brother-in laws, Kevin and Jaime Salinas of Providence, and his dog “Angel”. He was the grandson of the late John M. Reis Jr., Antonia (Ramos) Reis, and Lizzie Wilson, and the nephew of the late Kenneth and Melvin Byrd.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10am in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Traverse Street, Providence. Burial will be private in Swan Point Cemetery. Visitation will take place in the church prior to Mass from 9am until 10am.

Online Condolences


  1. Thinking of you. Always Peggy

  2. Here always thinking of you and loving you. Always Baby

    ♥️Peggy and Q

  3. Missing you like crazy ?

  4. My prayers are always with you and Quincy. Love you both Jan and Collin

  5. Rest in heaven brother you were an Amazing Person and will be the most amazing Angel in Heaven

  6. Great brother great spirit. Never seen the brother not smiling. will be sorely missed

  7. Bryan always had a smile for me, always full of love, full of passion and compassion, Uncle Clinton how are you, Uncle Clinton what’s going on, Uncle Clinton what are you doing now. I miss his effervescence. I miss his passion. I remember we spent an afternoon at Green Airport when he was cooking over there, we talked about food and his Love of Cooking, he was just enjoying himself, just full of life that’s what I remember of Bryan that’s what I will always remember. God bless him. God bless you his family, we love you. and he loved his family and his job. R. I. P. Bryan.

  8. Bryan youwere like a brother to me growing up, always silly and goofy. You were always a ball of positive energy and always smiling. I am in shock right now and will miss you. God will take care of your son and your wife. I know that the peace of God will rest upon them. You were such a kind hearted and thoughtful person. Always nice to be in your presence. I am truly sorry for your loss Peggy.

  9. Dear Bryan, you caught my heart years ago. Your smile always filled the room. So happy I got to see you recently and enjoyed sharing stories with you. May you rest peacefully in Paradise. Yes, Justin agreed you are the best rapper out of East Providence. Peace and Love.

  10. Rest in Gods perfect peace cousin love you ♥️♥️??

  11. I am so shocked and am disbelief you are gone. We had some wonderful times growing up. You were my favorite cousin always smiling laughing rapping just plain full off life..I love you and will always be thinking of you. May your sweet soul rest in peace.

  12. Goon way to soon. RIP Cuz Love You

  13. There are no words for times like this, I can only pray for those at loss that God give you what you need to get through this and keep your family in his care…

  14. Mal,Diane and families, I am sincerely sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved nephew.May he Rest In in peace and my God give you strength and comfort.Amen.

  15. “Nephew” was my other son. I am heartbroken. He leaves such a big empty space in so many of our lives.

  16. Peggy cant say sorry enough you know me as always im here if you need me. Love you and Q. Auntie Wanda

  17. Love & Miss You , I’am my Brother’s Keeper

  18. Love you baby always ?
    Your wife Peggy

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