Ronald J. Reposa

Date of Passing:

November 3, 2023

Reposa, Ronald J., “Ron”, 82, of Benedict Street, Riverside, died unexpectedly at home on November 3, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Sheila A. (Gaynor) Reposa.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Jose and Rose (Fontes) Reposa, he lived in Riverside 60 years.

Mr. Reposa was a Supervisor for the City of East Providence in the Water Department before retiring in 1990.

Ron was a member of the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, Swansea, MA, the East Providence Senior Center and the Riverside American Legion Post #10. He enjoyed restoring cars, collecting baseball cards, stamps and coins.

Mr. Reposa was a Rhode Island Army National Guard Veteran for 23 years.

Besides his wife of 58 years, he is survived by his children, Sherri-Lynn Reposa-Mesh of Oak Grove, MO and Ronald J. Reposa Jr. of Riverside; three grandchildren, Michael, Jaclyn and Dominick and two great grandchildren, Victor and Michael Jr. He was the brother of the late Carolyn Arlan.

His funeral will be held on Saturday November 11, 2023 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8 a.m. with a funeral service in the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, 135 New Meadow Road, Swansea, MA at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Friday 5-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Ronald’s memory to the Abundant Life Assembly of God, 135 New Meadow Road, Swansea, MA would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Shelia my sincere condolences to you and your family for you loss. My sons and myself spent much time at his card store on Willett Ave. He was such a great man. May he Rip.

  2. Dear Sheila we are so sorry for your lose you and your family are on our thoughts and prayers ❤️ 🙏

  3. Dear Sheila. It is with a broken heart that I write this message to you and Sherri and Ronnie. Losing a loved one is never easy and leaves such a gaping hole in our hearts. Trust in your faith and the love of family to get you through this trying time. We love you all. Ginny and Ed

  4. Dear Shiela, thank you and Ron for opening your home for Bible study and fellowship. We cherish the memories of your kindness and Ron’s funny stories. May the Holy Spirit cover you in peace and comfort until you see your beloved Ron again . With sympathy and much love

  5. Our sincere condolences. God bless Sheila and family. I worked with Ronnie for many years and each day was either an adventure or an experience. I enjoyed working with him immensely! He was a good friend and will be dearly missed!

  6. I’m so sorry to hear of brother Ron’s passing, my prayers and much love to you and the family… Ron was a dear brother and a Godly man who loved the Lord and showed it to everyone.. I’m so grateful to have known him and to say he is a child of God.. I’m so blessed to know that I will see him and my mom and dad and others that went home to be with Jesus and that’s a promise I hold that dearly to my heart when the pain comes of missing them all especially my beloved parents.. many hugs and kisses to you my sweet sister as you grieve and rejoice in Jesus Name… Amen.. xoxoxoxo

  7. Our deepest condolences in the passing of Ron. 😓😓
    Our prayers are with you and your family 🙏🙏 May God strengthen you at this time and bring you comfort.

  8. Prayers, Love and sympathy at this time. We love you.
    Your Abundant Life Church family.
    – Pastor Bob

  9. So sorry to hear about Rons passing. My prayers to Sheila and the kids. He was a beautiful soul who enjoyed life. God bless you all.
    Love and blessings Toni (his madrinha) & Bill Morse

  10. Sheila,
    Sharon and I are so sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. Praying God’s grace, the peace that passes all understanding and your precious memories carry you through this trying time.

  11. Sheila and family, our deepest condolences. You all are in our thoughts & prayers.

    Bud, Michelle and family

  12. Dearest Sheila, my heart hurts for you. You know Ron was one of my favorite people. He always had a smile for me and showed how glad he was to see me. I love you both. I know your kids will look out for you. I will pray for you both.

  13. My deepest condolences to Sheila and family. May you keep the beautiful memories close to your heart.

    Norma Sarkisian

  14. Sheila, Ron, and Sherri our deepest condolences on the passing of your husband, and your dad. Ben ad I have many fond memories of all of you. Hopefully your precious memories of him will help you through this difficult time.

  15. We were friends since Grammer School Ron. Worked together, retired together, and had many good times along the way. Where did the time go. We will miss you partner. Rest in Peace.

  16. I’m so sorry for your loss. Ron was great husband, dad, grandfather and great grandfather. He will b truly missed by all who knew him.

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