John F. Barcelos

January 12, 1955February 1, 2019

John F. Barcelos, 64, of Krzak Road, North Kingstown, passed away unexpectedly on February 1, 2019 in Kent County Hospital. He was the husband of 43 years to Debra A. (Tella) Barcelos.

Born in Terceira, Azores, Portugal, he was the son of the late Joao Barcelos and Guilermina Lourenco.

John was regarded as a meticulous, precious metals polisher in the jewelry industry for many years, having worked just the week before his sudden illness and passing.

He was the father of John N. and Elicia Barcelos and Gina and Michael Iacono.

John was also the grandfather of Michael Jr, Nicholas, John, Jr. and Jeremy. He was the brother of Jose and Norbeto Barcelos, Maria Amaro and Fatima Vieira.

A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 1525 Cranston Street, Cranston. Following Mass, the family invites you to join them for a Celebration of John’s Life at Lancellotta’s Restaurant, 1113 Charles Street, North Providence. For online condolences, visit


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 16, 2019

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Donna Pezza

February 16, 2019

All my condolances to all of you, along with many prayers.
I have many great memories of John and much laughter. He was a great guy a great husband father and grandfather.
He will be missed by all.
Donna & Tommy Pezza

Jenn Tallo

February 16, 2019

Auntie Debbie,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of uncle John. I pray that the lord above gives you great strength through this time of morn. Bless your heart auntie. Uncle John, you will be greatly missed. May you rest in eternal peace.
Auntie. John, and Gina Please if anything, anything at all. Please don't hesitate to call. Love you all. Jenny


February 13, 2019

To my dear friend Debbie ,John and Gina, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and dad , John was a very hard worker and a funny guy for sure, and he did love his beer and cigarettes. I pray for you all at this difficult time . Your memories of him will be with you always, that cannot be taken away. See you Saturday to celebrate the man he was. love you all Wendy & Bill

Charoltte Allaire

February 12, 2019

Debbie so sorry for your loss and for your families loss, you know anything you need Steven and I are here for you, Gina, Mike , grandson's ect R.I.P John .

Kristi Wegener

February 12, 2019

Aunty Debbie and Family

I'm so sorry for your loss. Uncle John will never be forgotten, the lord welcomed home a wonderful man who touched the life's of many! I love you all and keeping you in my prayers!

Sue Cyr

February 12, 2019


I am so sorry to hear that John had passed. My heart goes out to you , your children and your grandchildren. Hugs!

The Mejias

February 11, 2019

Barcelos Family,
We are so sad to hear of passing of John. Your dad was such a kind man, always had a smile for us, May he rest easy until you meet again. Sending you prayers, love and hugs.

xoxo Tricia, Marvin & Trinity Mejia