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“missing you ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: colleen - Sister

“John and I were good friends from the time I moved to Seekonk from Rehoboth in the 6th grade up until the time in 11th grade he moved to Portsmouth...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Scott Felix - Spring Hill, FL

“Sorry about your loss. He was a nice person. ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Scott Gaucher

“My condolonces to the family. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Scott Gaucher

“John, miss you with all my heart. And thankful your at peace. Blood is thicker than water like you always said and nobody can take that away. You are...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: michele - portsmouth, RI

“bubba i miss so much.. i wish u were here w me..but i know your resting now & not suffering.you are my angel that i cant stoping thinking about....Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: rhonda riley - portsmouth, RI

“John, you will be forever missed! My prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Rachel Cabral

“John, You are truly missed, In my heart I know that you will keep and eye on mom and take care of what goes on... I love you with all of my heart...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Shannon Hareld - East Providence, RI

“Our deepest sympathies to John's mother, Patricia Hareld in the loss of your son, to John's sister Shannon Hareld in the loss of your brother and...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy & Jay Vierra - Seekonk, MA

“Dear Rhonda, Our prayers have been going up for John and the family since we found out about his illness a while back. Continued prayers for you...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Scott Arruda - Portsmouth, RI

“Dear Rhonda, Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Please know that we are here for you. Love, Brian, Lisa and Kayla ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa Whittier - Portsmouth, RI

“Dear Rhonda, Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss. We know this is a difficult time for you and your family. I regret that due to...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Doc & Paula Silva - Johnston, RI

“My deepest sympathies to my good friend Rhonda. I know John was the light of your life. He was a good man! My thoughts and prayer are with you, your...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Deborah Ward - Fall River, MA

“Rhonda, I am so sorry for your loss and for the pain that your are going thru at this very difficult time.May all the great memories of you and Bubba...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Kim Halliwell - Johnston, RI

“Rhonda, Whoever knew John would be inspired in how hard he fought for himself and for you, you must find solice and know that he is now in a better...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Mr& Mrs Joseph Falco - Bristol, RI

“My condolences to the family. John is a great guy and I enjoyed the time I worked with him. He will be sadly missed. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Christopher Leblanc - Fall River, MA

“So sorry for the great loss you are enduring, John was loved by many and will remain in our hearts forever. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Kimbery Benoit - fall river, MA

“MY BUBBA, HOW CAN I PUT INTO A FEW SENTENCES WHAT YOU HAVE MEANT TO ME. THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW BROKEN HEARTED I AM. EVERYDAY OF MY LIFE...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: RHONDA RILEY - PORTSMOUTH, RI

“Shannon, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Michelle Thompson - MA


Portsmouth, RI - John Edward Riley, 42, of 123 Highland Road, Portsmouth, RI, died Saturday, October 31, 2009 at home. He was the husband of Rhonda (Silvestro) Riley. Born in Newport, RI on September 24, 1967, he was the son of John J. Riley Jr. of Warwick, RI and Patricia A. McCarthy-Hareld of Seekonk, MA. John worked for the Stop & Shop Company for 25 years, working in several different stores, and most recently as Grocery Manager. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister Michele LeFort and her husband James of Portsmouth, a sister Colleen Ferland and her husband John of Pawtucket, and a brother Jamie Riley and his wife Jessica of Fall River, MA, and a sister Shannon Hareld of East Providence, an uncle Jimmy Riley of Falls Church VA, and aunt Janet Boyd and her husband Dennis of Berwick, ME. He was the uncle and godfather to Ashley and Kaileigh LeFort, and uncle to Madison and Dylan Riley, Brianna Vierra, Alyssa and Tory McCaughey, Miranda, Nicholas, and Madison Silvestro. He is also survived by his best friend Derek Correia, his step parents Donna Riley and Charles Hareld, brother in law Ronald C. Silvestro Jr and his wife Gina, and sister in law Robin Kelley and her husband Kevin. He was the beloved son in law to Ronald and Frances "Tiny" Silvestro formerly of Johnston, RI. He was preceded in death by his grandparents James and Pauline McCarthy, and John and Florence Riley. His funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 4, at 9:00am from the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Anthony's Church, 2836 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Burial will be in Pocassett Hill Cemetery in Tiverton. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, November 3 from 4:00-8:00pm in the Connors Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Hasbro Children's Hospital/Rhode Island Hospital Foundation, Development Office, PO Box H, Providence, RI 02903 or Hospice at VNS of Newport and Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

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