John T. Lonergan

Date of Passing:

May 22, 2020

Lonergan, John T., 72, of Park Drive, Riverside, died peacefully on May 22, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Sharon E. (Davis) Lonergan.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Thomas F. and Mary A. (Ferry) Lonergan, he lived in Riverside for 42 years.

Mr. Lonergan was a mail handler for the United States Postal Service for 31 years before retiring in 2018.

John was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. A sports enthusiast, he was an avid golfer and a member of the Brown University and United States Postal Service Golf Leagues. He was a devoted Providence College Basketball, New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan.

Mr. Lonergan was a United States Marine Corp Veteran.

Besides his wife of 45 years, he is survived by three sons, Jay P. Lonergan and his wife Terri of Riverside, Michael C. Lonergan and his wife Tammi of Duxbury, VT and Brian J. Lonergan and his wife Shanna of Riverside; three sisters, Kathryn M. Lonergan of Troy, NY, Mary E. Lonergan of West Greenwich and Ann F. Dempsey of South Kingstown and six grandchildren, Caitlin, Hayley, Thomas, Grant, Brianna and Riley.

A private family Funeral Service will be held in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside followed by Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in John’s memory to the Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen, 55 Turner Avenue, Riverside, RI, 02915 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. John aka. Shaggy
    Old School
    Cool Mailhandler !!
    Good man Solid CoWorker !!
    Fair Winds and Following Seas Brother
    Semper Fidelis

  2. My family movd into my home May,1966; 54 years ago this week. When your family moved in the neighborhood changed. No more crazy lady trying to commit suicide on 4th of July. The boy’s had someone to play with. With those thoughts in mind, my family sends it’s deepest condolences to you all. John will always be in your heart’s and minds.

    The Gomes Family

  3. Condolences and prayers. May your dad be resting in heavenly peace. So very sorry for your loss.

  4. GOD Speed Gone but not Forgotten

  5. Great times when we were kids in the Point. He was a good friend. Sorry for your loss.

  6. Our thoughts & prayers are with the Lonergan Family. May you find solace in all the wonderful memories.

  7. Condolences to the Lonergan family. I worked with John at the Post Office he was one of the good people. RIP John.

  8. So very sorry for your loss, I liked John (In fact everyone liked John!) We worked together many years at the Post Office.

  9. John and I went to Cleary School and hung around together back in our Fox Point days. So sorry for your loss.

  10. We have lost another loved family member. So many happy memories from years past. My love and prayers are with you all.

  11. Went to Cleary School with John, always a kind and respectful person. Sorry for your loss.

  12. Went to Cleary School with John, always a kind and respectful person. Sorry for your loss

  13. My big brother. So many great memories. Going from us far too soon.

  14. Sharon, Jay, Mike, Brian and family we are so sorry about the loss of your husband/father. Our deepest condolences. You are all in are prayers.

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