John A. Cruz, Sr.


John A. Cruz, Sr., 83, passed away February 7, 2013 at Home & Hospice Care of RI. He was the beloved husband of the late Constance M. (Lopes) Cruz.

He was a son of the late John and Angelina (Tarvis) Guttierries. John was an X-Ray file supervisor for the VA Medical Center for over 35 years before retiring in 2011. John was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Wm. Shields American Legion Post #43.

He is survived by one son, John A. Cruz, Jr., two daughters, Cathy M. Sullivan-Neves and Diane L. Moschetti; twelve grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Alan E. Cruz; and brother of the late Henry Coval, Alfred and Edward Guttierries.

His funeral will be held Monday at a time to be announced from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. William Church, Pettaconsett Ave. Burial with military honors will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Visiting hours Sunday 4-8 p.m. Information and condolences, visit


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