J. Brian Carlos

September 3, 1938March 16, 2013
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J. Brian Carlos, age 74, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the husband of Janice M. Brady.

Born in Providence, a son of the late William J. and Loretta M. (Davis) Carlos, he lived in South Kingston, Rhode Island, and Rehoboth, Massachusetts before moving to Portsmouth over 20 years ago.

Mr. Carlos received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and his Master’s Degree in Economics both from the University of Rhode Island. He was a Professor of Economics at Bristol Community College for over 30 years. He served as grievance officer and in other capacities on the Massachusetts Community College Council and was a powerful advocate and strong voice for educators’ rights and working conditions.

A music enthusiast, he was an avid reader. He enjoyed celebrating his Irish Heritage and most of all story telling. His passion was boating in and around Narragansett and Buzzard’s Bay.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one brother; Kevin P. Carlos and his wife Lisa of Newport, RI and one sister; Colleen Smyth of Jamestown, RI and many nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10:00AM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at ROSE E. SULLIVAN, 866 County St., Somerset. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00PM. Contributions in his honor may be made to the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River.



  • Visitation Tuesday, March 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 20, 2013


  • Burial

J. Brian Carlos

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Jeff M

August 3, 2013

I had the pleasure of Brian being my Econ Professor in 1990 at BCC. He cared a lot about his students. What a smart guy. I always remembered him fondly.

March 19, 2013

Dear Janice, My sincere and deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your husband. If you need anything at all, I am here for you. You and your husband are in my prayers. Please take care of yourself.

Jane Christensen
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Paulette and Don Howarth

March 19, 2013

Dear Janice our sincere condolences. We always loved our times with Brian listening to Irish music or enjoying good food. We will miss him dearly.

Chris Smyth

March 19, 2013

I wish there were the words to express my sadness. Uncle Brian was always kind to me. Please accept my thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow

Michael Quirk

March 19, 2013

Our deepest sympathy at this most difficult time. Know you are in our prayers.
Mike Quirk & Joyce

Kathy and Les Malmgren

March 18, 2013

Love and deepest sympathy to you, Brady.

Paul and Sally Brzys Hietanen

March 17, 2013

Dear Janice, our deepest sympathies to you during this difficult time! We hope you take comfort in the knowledge that we will always carry very fond memories of Brian and his kindness and generosity to a young, excited boy!

Carol & Mike Power

March 17, 2013

love you and will miss you