34, of West Warwick, passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at home. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii, he was the son of Terry L. (Sawyer) Sportelli of Cranston and the late Michael P. Sportelli. He was a graduate of Point Pleasant Beach High School and was a student at CCRI.
Besides his mother he is survived by one sister Leanne Sportelli and one brother Nicholus C. Sportelli, both of Cranston. Joseph was the maternal grandson of Neanie Sawyer of Levant, Maine and the late Carl Sawyer, and his late paternal grandfather Dominic Sportelli. He also leaves his fiancée Jenna Connelly of Bristol, CT.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in St. George Maronite Church, 1493 Cranston, RI 02920. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. VISITING HOURS Sunday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.