He was born on May 11, 1947 in Newport, and was the son of Joseph and Gloria (Geyer) Medeiros. He is survived by his faithful and devoted partner of 35 years, Frank J. Perrotti; a daughter, Juliann Giusti of Warren; two sons, James (Tara) Carotenuti of Harrisonville, Mo., Jason Carotenuti of Bristol; and five grandchildren, Victoria Suits, Courtney, James Jr., and Vincent, and Leah Carotenuti.
He was a talented man who enjoyed cooking for his friends and family. He also loved designing and creating spectacular holiday scenes, which were adored by his many friends and neighbors in the Golf View Estates in Florida.
He also created numerous award-winning floats for the Fourth of July Parade in Bristol.
Services were held in St. Gabriel Catholic Church followed by entombment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Pompano Beach, Fla.