Norman R. Beretta, Jr. “J.R.”, 53, of Jamestown and Providence, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, January 2, 2019. He was the beloved son of Norman and Joyce (Santucci) Beretta. J.R. was a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School. He owned and operated Beretta Realty and Appraisal Company of Lincoln, along with his father.

J.R. was a compassionate, faith-filled person who cherished his family and friends.  He will be remembered for his warmth and caring, his quick wit, his infinite curiosity and his commitment to social justice.  He was a true Boston sports fan, an avid golfer, and had a deep love of the ocean. 

J.R. will be deeply missed by all who knew him, especially his family and close friends who will particularly miss being met by his warm embrace. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sisters, Bethany Beretta, and Brenna Jordan and her husband, Jeffrey. He also leaves his nieces, Kaitlin Swinson and her husband, Paul, and Emily Cipriano and her husband, Anthony, his nephews, Joseph and Brendan Jordan, and his grandnephew, Michael Cipriano. He was the brother of the late Roberta Beretta.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 7th at 11AM at Saint Jude’s Church, 301 Front Street, Lincoln. Burial will follow at Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Beretta Family Endowment Fund, c/o Providence College, 1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI, 02918-0001, in memory of JR, would be appreciated.

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