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John Manuel Riquinha

September 27, 1958February 21, 2021
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John M. Riquinha, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 21, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Susan (Rego) Riquinha with whom he shared 43 years of marriage.

Born in Vila Franco Do Campo Portugal, he was the son of the late Joao and Alcina (Tadeu) Riquinha.

John was a dedicated Laborer Foreman of J.F White Construction for 30 years. Upon retiring from construction he became a greensman for Black Diamond Golf Course in Lecanto, Florida. He had recently retired and spent his free time working in his yard, fishing, and kayaking. He enjoyed relaxing while watching pet goats and playing with his dog Austin.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his son, Timothy Riquinha and his wife Lysendra of Fall River; his daughter Jennifer Farland and her husband Thomas of Acushnet; as well his beloved grandchildren Benjamin, Jaryd, Riley, Jayda, Ethan, and Xander. He is also survived by his brothers, Antonio Riquinha and his wife Alice of Spring Hill Florida and Carlos Riquinha and his wife June of New Bedford. His sisters, Rosa Salema and her husband Edward of North Dartmouth and Liberta Camara and her husband John of Acushnet. He has also left behind several nieces and nephews and was a respected friend in his community. His Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 10:00am at St. Mary’s Church, 343 Tarkiln Hill Rd., New Bedford. Due to Covid restrictions, burial will be private. His visitation will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd. New Bedford, MA 02745. Please be mindful that guests may have to wait outside while others pay their respects.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, www.stjude.org For on-line tributes please visit our website at: www.rock-funeralhome.com

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Lisa Salema-Bachand

March 4, 2021

Tio John, you were taken from our family way too soon. I will always cherish my childhood memories spent at your house and on Rego way. Sending my love to Tia Susie, Jenn & family, and T&J & family who have all lost a part of their heart. I love you all dearly. I also send love to my mom and all of my aunts and uncles who are mourning the loss of their brother. This is a great loss to our whole family.

Tim Riquinha

March 3, 2021

To my father and best friend, your work here on earth is done, don’t work to hard in heaven and relax. Fly high with the angel and sore through the skies.

Love always your boy,
Timothy John

Amy Raposa

March 3, 2021

You will be sorely missed, Uncle John. You always made us laugh, and I’ll always remember waving to you as you sat on your front steps drinking a Budweiser on Rego Way! Sending all of you so much love at this time.

COUSIN CARLOS AND SHIRLEY CERVEIRA

March 2, 2021

TO COUSINS, CARLOS AND JUNE, WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THE PAIN AND SORROW WE FEEL FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR ...... BROTHER JOHN........ AND BROTHER-IN-LAW. PIEASE ACCEPT OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND YOUR SONS .HE IS NOW AT PEACE. HIS ANGEL WILL WATCH OVER YOU .HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED AND ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS. FOREVER . COUSIN CARLOS AND SHIRLEY.

Terri & Bob Hobbs

March 2, 2021

Carlos and June - We would like to express our sincere condolences on the sudden passing of your brother and brother-in-law. The memories you have shared over the years will comfort you and help you through this difficult time.

Bob and Terri Hobbs

Kathy Smith

March 2, 2021

Such a shock when we heard the news of your passing. We bought the lot across the street from your house, from the time we started clearing to building our home, we became friends. You were such a positive presence and helping hand throughout our transition process. You and Ed had so many adventures fishing and many laughs together. You are missed but we have many memories of our friendship. Rest In Peace our friend. You and your family will always be in our thoughts and prayers.🙏

Jorge Pacheco

March 1, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May all the wonderful memories that you have of him comfort you in this very difficult time. As for Isabel and myself, we were very fortunate to have John in our family, John you will never be forgotten, you will truly be missed, REST IN PEACE. Heaven has gained another Angel. 🙏🙏

Jorge and Isabel Pacheco

Adrienne Rivet

March 1, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of John Riquinha. May he rest in peace.

George and Alice DaPonte

March 1, 2021

Carlos and June,
Sharing in your sadness as you remember your brother and brother in law, sending you both healing prayers and comforting hugs. Love and Strength our friends ❤

Robin Ray

March 1, 2021

June: My condolences and prayers for the loss of your husband's beloved brother; your brother-in-law, John Riquinha. Please extend my sympathy to the family. I am so sorry for your unexpected loss. May he rest peacefully.

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Biography

John M. Riquinha, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 21, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Susan (Rego) Riquinha with whom he shared 43 years of marriage.

Born in Vila Franco Do Campo Portugal, he was the son of the late Joao and Alcina (Tadeu) Riquinha.

John was a dedicated Laborer Foreman of J.F White Construction for 30 years. Upon retiring from construction he became a greensman for Black Diamond Golf Course in Lecanto, Florida. He had recently retired and spent his free time working in his yard, fishing, and kayaking. He enjoyed relaxing while watching pet goats and playing with his dog Austin.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his son, Timothy Riquinha and his wife Lysendra of Fall River; his daughter Jennifer Farland and her husband Thomas of Acushnet; as well his beloved grandchildren Benjamin, Jaryd, Riley, Jayda, Ethan, and Xander. He is also survived by his brothers, Antonio Riquinha and his wife Alice of Spring Hill Florida and Carlos Riquinha and his wife June of New Bedford. His sisters, Rosa Salema and her husband Edward of North Dartmouth and Liberta Camara and her husband John of Acushnet. He has also left behind several nieces and nephews and was a respected friend in his community.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 10:00am at St. Mary’s Church, 343 Tarkiln Hill Rd., New Bedford. Due to Covid restrictions, burial will be private. His visitation will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd. New Bedford, MA 02745. Please be mindful that guests may have to wait outside while others pay their respects.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, www.stjude.org For on-line tributes please visit our website at: www.rock-funeralhome.com