John M. Reposa
John M. “Johnny” Reposa Jr. of the Providence Police Department, born June 20, 1970, 43 years old and a resident of Narragansett for more than eight years, passed away on Aug. 10, 2013. He was born in Providence and was the beloved son of John and Delores (Pinto) Reposa of Jamestown, and the beloved brother of Lorana and her husband Anthony DeMedeiros of Jamestown.
John attended the Jamestown school system and graduated from Bishop Hendricken in 1989. He was a graduate of the Gunnery School in Connecticut and attended Roger Williams University until he was accepted on the Providence Police Department in 1994, graduating as a member of the 54th training academy.
John was an excellent athlete and excelled in soccer, track and hockey. As a child, John played for the Providence youth hockey league and the Edgewood Hockey League. During his time at Bishop Hendricken, he was the captain for both the hockey and soccer teams. He was a member of the Gunnery School Division III championship team of 1990.
He was a member of the Providence Police Department’s pipe and drum band, FOP Lodge No. 3, field training officer and an assistant specialty instructor for the Providence Police Academy.
John was also a member of the narcotics division, motorcycle unit, shotgun team, traffic bureau and the uniform patrol division.
John received numerous departmental awards and commendations during his 20-year career. As a special note, Patrolman Reposa was a two-time recipient of the Archibald Award for Excellence in Police Service during his career with the Providence Police Department.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial on Friday, Aug. 16, at noon in St. Mark’s Church in Jamestown. Calling hours are at the Nardolillo Funeral Home & Crematory’s South County chapel at 1111 Boston Neck Rd. in Narragansett on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mark’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Society of Rhode Island, P.O. Box 16603, Rumford, RI 02916.