John A. Medeiros , 93, Westport


John A. Medeiros, Jr., 93, of Westport died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at St. Anne’s Hospital. He was the husband of Rita (Castilloux) Medeiros.

Born in Westport, he was the son of the late John A. and Mary Ann (Pereira) Medeiros.  A United States Army veteran of World War II, he was a P.O.W. in the Battle of the Bulge.  

He was a communicant of St. George Church, Westport.  Prior to retirement, he worked for the former Newport Finishing in Fall River.  Mr. Medeiros was a charter member of VFW Ouellette Post 8502.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandson Carl Jr., of whom he was an avid race fan.

Including his wife, survivors include a son, Carl J. Medeiros and his wife Tina of Westport; a daughter, Carol A. Medeiros of Westport; two brothers, Frank “Chic” Medeiros of Dartmouth and Joseph Medeiros of Northfield, Mass; two sisters, Mary Arruda of Fall River and Leah Gomes of Fall River; a grandson, Carl J. Medeiros Jr.; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Inez “Agnes” Medeiros.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.

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