Joseph V. Ridondo Jr.

Date of Passing:

May 7, 2023

Ridondo, Joseph V. Jr., 60, of Sherman Street, Riverside, died unexpectedly on May 7, 2023 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Dawn (McDonnell) Ridondo.

Born in East Providence, a son of the late Joseph V. Ridondo Sr. and Annette L. (Tatro) Ridondo, he was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mr. Ridondo was a carpenter and the owner and operator of Ridondo Construction Company for 40 years.

Joseph enjoyed fishing, cooking, playing video games and spending time with his loving family.

Besides his wife of twenty two years, he is survived by four children, Melissa Mace of Iowa, Joseph Duarte of Iowa, Joshua Ridondo of New Hampshire and Jeffrey Ridondo of Block Island; three stepdaughters, Tori Arlan of Newport, Ashley Arlan of Warwick and Heather Arlan of Riverside; a brother, James V. Ridondo of North Carolina; a sister, Debra Guertin of East Providence and thirteen grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Patricia A. Duarte.

Calling Hours will be held on Friday May 12, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 3-5 p.m.

Online Condolences


  1. Joey it’s been almost a year since you left. And every day I still cry and my heart aches Soo hard. I miss you ,your hugs,your voice,making me laugh everyday. I love you Joey

  2. Joe, just wanted to say you were the strongest, toughest guy in Riverside, with fists like cement, you were the nicest person ever, who never judged and never bullied anyone. You always welcomed me in your home and I was always happy to visit. It’s surely our loss and my deepest condolences to your family but it’s surely God’s gain, because thats whose arms I know your in my dear friend, God rest your soul…

  3. Very sad to hear of Joe’s passing. He was always joking & happy whenever I saw him. I remember him as a kid hanging out with my brother Ronnie. My condolences to his family.

  4. My sincere condolences to the whole family. Many prayers and hugs are sent your way through this difficult time.

  5. I’m so sorry to here of the passing of Joe.
    We met in the 4th grade and were friends ever since.
    My childhood memories growing up with Joe and the neighborhood kids will never leave me.
    We are only here for a short time.
    I’ll see you again on the otherside
    Joe Ridondo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

  6. I am saddened to hear of Joe’s passing, he was a good, fun, happy guy..RIP My Friend…

  7. Josh and Jeff, so sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to the entire family.

  8. condolences to the Ridondo family for their loss we as kids grew up knowing Joseph has an active individual who truly enjoyed fishing hanging out with our brother Steven back in the early 70s from our family to yours may he always be looking down upon you and may the Lord comfort you

  9. Our condolences to the Redondo family for their loss may his wings spread wide and far as he looks down upon his family and blesses them with his love as he sores over the heavens he will look down upon Earth watching over each and every one of you

  10. Jeff and Josh , I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers.
    Love your adopted mom Sam

  11. Sorry for your lose Great work erhe was our prayer for your family ๐Ÿ‘ช ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜ข

  12. Josh & Jeff, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you love & light.

  13. Joe will be dearly missed. He was one of the finest carpenter around. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t build with that pencil behind his ear and a hammer in his hand. He was a faithful friend. Gone too soon.

  14. I am so sorry for everyoneโ€™s loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you everyone who is grieving. Death is such a hard part of this life.

    I know I am the daughter of his late sister Patricia, it has been hard for all of us in her family and know how sad it is loose a parent and now to have another loss in our family is so sad.

    Keep your loved ones close and tell them every day they are loved!!!

  15. Kion, Dawn, and Family – My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Mrs. Hurd

  16. My deepest sympathies to Ridondo family. May Joseph rest in peace.

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