John V. Cavallaro, Jr.

July 15, 1937 ~ November 17, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old


John V. Cavallaro, Jr., 85, of Warwick, formerly of Cranston for most of his years, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. He was the  beloved husband of Dolores (Monforte) Cavallaro and the father of the late John V. Cavallaro III. Born July 15, 1937, in Providence, he was the son of the late John Vincent Cavallaro, Sr. and Anna (Merlino) Cavallaro.


John was a retired plumber with Providence Local 51, he was a master at his trade and worked on many interesting projects. He was a member of the United Commercial Travelers for 58 years. Serving on Providence Council 67, he was a past President, enjoyed volunteering his time with the Special Olympics of Rhode Island and visiting the Veterans Home in Bristol. He was also an avid fan of New England sports teams, devoted to his family and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities.


In addition to his wife of 63 years, he leaves a son, Francesco A. Cavallaro and his wife Elizabeth; two daughters, Karen Poulos and her husband Alva, and Dolores “Dee” Cook and her husband James; his daughter-in-law, Lori (Knight) Cavallaro; the grandfather of Chrystal (John), Gianna (Michael), Sabrina, Alva (Rachel), Vanessa (Nicholas), Sarah and James. He was soon to be a Great-Grandfather. John was the brother of the late Anna Spremulli, and the brother-in law of Joanna Ruggiero and the late Anthony Spremulli and Richard Ruggiero. He leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Relatives and friends are invited to funeral services on Monday November 28 at 10am from the “WOODLAWN” Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in St. Mary’s Church, 1525 Cranston Street, Cranston. Burial will follow at St. Ann Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday morning from 8:30am until 10am in the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John’s name are greatly appreciated to the American Cancer Society or the Special Olympics of Rhode Island.


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November 28, 2022

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Woodlawn Funeral Home
600 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI 02910

Mass of Christian Burial
November 28, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary Church
1525 Cranston Street
Cranston, R.I. 02920


St. Ann Cemetery, Rhode Island
73 Church Street
Cranston, RI 02920


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