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John Edward Mendes

01/22/1940 - 11/11/2022


Obituary For John Edward Mendes

John E. Mendes, 82 of Warren, RI passed away peacefully on November 11, 2022. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, John was the youngest son of the late Manuel and Adeline (Pacheco) Mendes. Growing up, he spent many a day at the "Kickie", fishing every summer and skating every winter. He worked at Serpa and Windsor Dairy as a young man and was proud to share his knowledge of cheesemaking. He also served in the Army National Guard. Later in life he retired from work as a landscaper at various golf courses in the area. He loved hunting and fishing and was a member of the East Warren Rod and Gun Club in Warren and the Striper Club in Barrington. There wasn't a corner of Warren that he didn't have a story to tell you about over a cup of coffee.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Theresa (Jennings) Mendes, their daughter Tina Hyllested and her husband, Carl. He also leaves 2 granddaughters, his pride and joys, Madison and Lillian and several nieces and nephews whom he was a proud Uncle Johnny to. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers and sisters: Manuel, Mary (Alves), Joseph, Adeline (Kinney) and Ferdinand.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in Smith Funeral and Memorial Services 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, RI at 9am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St Mary's Church, 330 Wood Street, Bristol, RI at 10am. Burial with military honors will follow St. Mary's Cemetery Bristol. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, November 15th from 4-7. In lieu of flowers, donations to Warren Rescue, 1 Joyce St. Warren, RI are greatly appreciated.

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  • 11/20/2022

    We just heard of Uncle Johns passing. Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. I always loved how he always called me "Marygrace". Our Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Grace Brilhante and family.

  • 11/17/2022

    To Theresa and Tina Sorry to hear of the passing of John. I have known him for many years and always enjoyed talking to him. May you cherish the many memories that you made together over the years.

  • 11/14/2022

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of great sorrow. Alice Paolissi

  • 11/13/2022

    Dear Theresa and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear husband. You and I became reacquainted at Caboret Salon. We were classmates at Colt Memorial. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sorrow. Theresa Salcone Pasqual

  • 11/13/2022

    Always enjoyed talking to our wonderful neighbor; we will miss him. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary and Bruce

  • 11/12/2022

    Theresa and Tina, so sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you both! He was such a nice man and will always cherish the times him and Rich shared. May they be reminiscing together now!

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