John J. McNamara Jr.

Date of Passing:

February 18, 2014

McNamara, John, J., Jr., 89, formerly of Burton Avenue, Riverside, died on February 18, 2014. He was the husband of the late Catherine M. (Healy) McNamara.

Born in Providence, a son of the late John J. and Margaret (Rose) McNamara, he lived in Riverside for 50 years.

Mr. McNamara was a lineman and meter diversion specialist for the former Narragansett Electric Co. for 35 years before retiring in 1986. He also was the owner & operator of J.J. McNamara & Son Inc. for 44 years.

John was a communicant of St. Brendan Church and a member of the Riverside Bishop Hickey Knights of Columbus.

Mr. McNamara was a United States Marine Corps Veteran serving as a Corporal in the 5th Division during World War II and was an Iwo Jima survivor.

He is survived by five sons; John J. McNamara III and his wife Linda of West Warwick, Stephen P. McNamara of Plainfield, CT, David M. McNamara and his wife Nancy of North Attleboro, MA, Thomas M. McNamara and his wife Karen of North Attleboro, MA and Robert J. McNamara and his wife Michele of North Dighton, MA, a sister; Margaret Brennan of Warwick, thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

His funeral will be held on Saturday February 22, 2014 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9:45 am with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 11 am. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket.

Calling hours are Friday 4-8 pm. Contributions in John’s memory to The Assumption Parish Food Ministry, 791 Potters Avenue, Providence, RI, 02907 would be deeply appreciated

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