John B. Reposa

Date of Passing:

June 15, 2021

Reposa, John B., 72, of Narragansett Avenue, Riverside, passed away unexpectedly on June 15, 2021 at the home of a beloved family member.

A lifelong resident of East Providence, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Miller) Reposa.

Mr. Reposa worked at Century Drywall and was a proud member of the International Painters and Drywall Union Local # 195 for 39 years before his retirement.

John was a member of the Silver Spring Golf Course. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, boating and riding his motorcycle. A sports enthusiast, he was a devoted New England Patriots fan.

His retirement gave him time to focus on the things he truly loved, at the forefront of which was his family. John shone the brightest when with one of his children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren. There was not a day where one of John’s canine companions did not receive affection or a treat from him. John instilled a love of fishing, golfing and sports in those he interacted with, as he shared his passions with them.

John was a pillar in his community and will be deeply missed by not only his family, but those whose who knew and loved him.

He is survived by two sons, Stanley T. Rodwick Sr. of East Providence and Alfred G. Heady of East Providence; a daughter, Kathryn M. Heady of Bristol; two sisters, Lori Ferreira of East Providence and Marie Repoza of Riverside; a grandson, Joseph P. Rodwick and several other grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was the former husband of Margaret Reposa of Riverside. He was the father of the late William P. Rodwick and brother of the late Gladys Marshall, Thomas, Butchie, David and Joseph Brother Repoza.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday June 26, 2021 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue at 4 p.m. Calling hours are 2- 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory to the Potter League of Animals, 87 Oliphant Ln, Middletown, RI 02842 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. I am so terribly sorry for your loss.

  2. I didn’t know him personally, but my younger son Jason was best friend of his grandson Joey. I also know that the house I bought with my spouse at the time on Holly St, was John’s father’s house years ago. So sorry for your loss Joey, my thoughts are with you and your family.

  3. I only met him recently he was funny and talking about his motorcycle and how he liked going to Seekonk speedway on Saturday. I’m sorry for your loss and the families loss.

  4. I’m so sorry for the family’s loss. He was such a great, funny guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. I will miss John a great deal. It was always a pleasure to be around him, and we shared many wonderful moments that will be in my heart and mind for the rest of my life.

  6. R I P John. I am going to miss playing with you at Silver Spring. Thanks for the warm welcome back when I took a few years off.

  7. Out of all the recent deaths this one hurts the most. I will miss playing golf with him and against him in the Senior club championships. I would bust his chops when he won the championship because I didn’t play that year.

  8. RIP John, prayers for your family. Ginny

  9. So sorry..God Bless!

  10. Lori and Marie so sorry you lost your brother !!

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy and condolences to all the family. My thoughts, heart, and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Sincerely, Mary Anne Vincent and family?????❤

  12. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  13. I didn’t know John all that well. I use to see him on the 4th of July when vacationing and visiting Kathy and Wally. He was always good conversation and lots of laughs. A good man that will be missed.

    Very sorry for the family’s loss

  14. Big john was always there for his family and friends. Will be missed. ❤️

  15. I am at a loss for words, to the family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I was blessed to know Pop and am grateful for all the great memories, he was an amazing man. He will forever live in our heart and will greatly be missed bit never forgotten.

  16. sorry for your loss

  17. ?? Sorry about your great loss ??

  18. So sorry for your loss

  19. Sorry for your loss

  20. We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

  21. Rest in peace Uncle John love you and will miss you more than you know.


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