Kevin James Medeiros, age 22, of Portsmouth died Saturday, December 24, 2016 at home from an accidental overdose. Kevin was born October 14, 1994, in Newport, RI; he was the dearly beloved son of Michael Medeiros and Carol Wilcox.
Kevin attended Portsmouth High School and graduated from the Academy at Swift River in 2013. He went on to attend classes at CCRI and aspired to become a counselor for people who struggle with mental health and addiction. He worked for many years at Provencal Bakery and National Laminating. Kevin loved the beauty of Aquidneck Island, spending time at Sandy Point Beach, and photography. He recently won a videography contest, and was awarded a trip to Croatia for him and his friends.
His friends and family were the most important elements in Kevin’s life. He loved going to Jupiter, FL with his cousins and growing up with his many friends in Portsmouth. Kevin touched lives and made friends wherever he went, even when he was only there for a short time. He was an incredibly compassionate and loyal friend who always saw the best in others. He worked very hard each day to put his best foot forward.
He will always be remembered for his infectious laugh, goofy sense of humor, and glowing smile. If the measure of a person’s life is whether they have left the world a better and more joyful place, Kevin’s life was an overwhelming success. We are so proud of him. He will live on in our hearts.
Kevin is survived by his parents, Michael Medeiros and Carol Wilcox, his sister Jessica Medeiros and her husband, Phil Rashkovetsky, of Providence, RI, his sister Allison Medeiros, and her partner, Denis Dowling, of Newport, RI, his nephew, Maxwell Rashkovetsky, and numerous treasured aunts, uncles and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2016, from 4-7pm, in the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016, at 10:30am, in St. Lucy’s Catholic Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, RI.
His burial services will be private.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to C.O.A.A.S.T. or RICares.