John F. Cardoza
He joined the staff upon graduating from New England Institute of Anatomy 1964 and purchased the business in 1974. He was born on September 3, 1942 the son of Paul Cardoza and the late Isabelle M. (Lopez) Cardoza and the late Josephine E. (Phillips) Cardoza. His daughter, Christine, is a director and manager of the funeral home. John is a native of Providence, RI and a grandson of the late John F. Lopez, a funeral director and civil rights activist in Providence for over 40 years, until his retirement. Mr. Lopez was the owner of Lopez Funeral Chapel.
John F. Cardoza is an active member of the Cathedral of Saint John Church. He is a member of Otha Boone Lodge #931 I.B.P.O.E.W. Elks, a Past Exhalted Ruler, Past Grand Exhalted Ruler and Past State President and held several positions in his State Association. He is a Past Worship Master of Celestial Lodge #2 F&A.M. P.H. A., a 33rd degree Mason, Shriner, and a Past Grand Master. He has received many community awards. He is also a member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association; as well as a long time member of the International Order of the Golden Rule.