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Joao (John) Soares Jr.

January 6, 1955 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 66)


Joao (John) Soares Jr., 66, of Oxford, CT departed our life on October 29, 2021.  John was born January 6, 1955 to the late Joao (John) Soares Sr. of Pawtucket RI and the late Marcelina (Lopes) Soares of Pawtucket RI. John grew up in Providence RI along with his brothers, the late Stuart (Mousey) Soares of Pawtucket RI and the late Steven Soares. Sisters, Pamala Soares of East Providence, RI and Patricia Soares of Boston, MA. John attended the Rhode Island School for the Deaf, and was a lifelong parishioner of the Catholic Church.
John was a funny charismatic man who's smile and laughter was infectious to us all. He met his wife, the late Rosalyn (Silva) Soares of Providence, RI and had two children. Stephen F. Soares of Oxford, CT and Angelite (Angel) Soares of Jonesboro, GA. John worked a host of Janitorial and Butcher jobs throughout his career, including the Providence School Department, and a move to Iowa where had two more sons, John Soares III of Desmoines, IA and Anthony Soares of Desmoines, IA.  John spent his latter years in Connecticut, where he enjoyed attending gatherings in which he danced and enjoyed his family and friends. He also liked amusement parks and sporting events. His favorite team was the New England Patriots. John enjoyed watching movies and TV shows like Law and Order, Rocky, and Beverly Hills Cop. Most of all "Pop'' or "Poppi," adored spending time with all of his grandchildren:  Ulani Soares of Baltimore MD, NyZhae Edwards of New Haven CT,  Ny'Lasia Rivera of Jonesboro GA, Stephen Soares Jr. of Oxford CT, Na'Jalise Rivera of Jonesboro GA, and Sean Soares of Oxford CT.
A Mass of Christian Burial will  be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 21 Traverse St, Providence RI 02903 on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm.  To leave a message of remembrance please visit  


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Mass of Christian Burial
November 13, 2021

12:00 PM
Rosary Catholic Church (Providence)

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