Joseph E. Medeiros Jr.

Date of Passing:

June 8, 2019

Joseph E. Medeiros, Jr. (78) of North Kingstown, RI, died peacefully at home on June 8, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones. He was the beloved husband of Laurie Helgerson Medeiros. Born in Providence to the late Utilia Perry Medeiros and Joseph E. Medeiros, he was raised in Fox Point and moved to East Providence at the age of 16. At 23, he joined the East Providence Fire Department, where he served for 30 years and rose to the rank of Battalion Chief. Joe enjoyed golfing, fishing, cruising, working in his yard, and playing cards. His biggest joy was being with the love of his life, Laurie.

Joe is survived by his brother Peter E. Medeiros of Jamestown, RI and sister Gail Medeiros Thomas of Seekonk, MA. He was the brother of the late Gilbert Medeiros and Utilia Capelo. He is also survived by his children Cheryl Knorr-Kolkka (Steve Kolkka), David Medeiros, David (Lynn) Curren, and Lisa (Scott) Golz; his grandchildren Alyse, David, Alyssa, Madison, Samantha, Zachary, William, and Jenna; and his great-granddaughters Olivia and Lucy.

His funeral service and calling hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers and gifts please make a donation in memory of Joseph to the Lifespan Cancer Institute 593 Eddy St. Providence, RI 02903

Online Condolences


  1. To the entire Medeiros Family,

    Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing, He was a good person. Prayers to all of you.

  2. The Helgerson family will greatly miss Joe, with his happy spirit and winning personality. He was such wonderful person, and well loved by all.

  3. Joey was my brother Toms best friend, my twin sister and I played with Joey and my brother and have wonderful memories with him. He would tease and make us laugh and I am so so sorry at this time for you.

    Nancy O’Rourke Smith

  4. Joe was such a generous man, with a great sense of humor. His passing is such a loss to all of us who knew and admired him. Our deepest condolences to Laurie and to the entire family.

  5. Oh Laurie I am so sorry to hear this. Joe was a wonderful guy and a great husband to you. He was well liked by everybody. He will be greatly missed by all. RIP Joe. Love from cousin Sandy Helgerson Turner.

  6. Patricia and Peter I’m so sorry for your loss

  7. Laurie and family,
    George and I were deeply saddened to hear about Cousin Joe’s illness and passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts.
    George and Mary

  8. There are not enough words to express the loss of such a great friend. But he will live forever in our hearts..Love to you Laurie…and as always….” I love you Joe !”

  9. A fox pointer friend neighbor and schoolmate Joe enjoyed life. Joe will be missed by all who knew him, so very sorry

  10. Laurie and family
    So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was such a good guy and enjoyed our traveling with both of you.
    He is at peace now.
    Sally and Domenic Tortolano

  11. Sorry for your loss .Joe was a great guy .May he brother In law worked with Joe .Jim & Ann Canavan.

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