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John L. McPhillips

July 18, 1954 — July 4, 2024


John L. McPhillips

It is with great sadness that our family mourns the loss of John L. (Micky) McPhillips, also lovingly known as J. Micky McPhillips. Micky, 69, passed away peacefully at his home in Narragansett on Thursday, July 4, 2024, with his family by his side after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 14 days shy of his 70th birthday. Born in Cranston, he was the son of the late Jack and Bernice (Paquin) McPhillips. He was the beloved husband of Sally Jo (Narcisse) McPhillips; they celebrated 50 years of marriage at the beginning of this year.

Besides his loving wife he leaves his son Cory John McPhillips and his wife Audra. He was the cherished grandfather of Kailee Gloria and Mya Althea McPhillips. Micky is also survived by his brother Mark McPhillips and his wife Carol, Matthew McPhillips and his wife Lori, Suzan Gervais and her husband Stephen, Linda McPhillips-Bush, and his sister and brother-in-law Laurie and Ken Smith. He was predeceased by his brother Michael McPhillips.

Micky graduated from LaSalle Academy and earned an Associates Degree in business and science from CCRI. His career path began as a Tennis Professional Instructor. He was also a Solar Resources Sales Manager and a sales manager at Woods Heating & Oil Company in East Providence. Micky was a traffic reporter with WHJY radio during early mornings from 1981 to 1986. He advanced from Residential Product Manager to Vice President of Sales National Accounts at Taco, Inc., before retiring as North East Regional Manager for Modine Manufacturing Company based in Wisconsin. Micky was a skilled speaker and could calm many storms. Throughout his career, he met many cherished colleagues and friends and loved all of the business families he worked with and for.

Micky was a fun-loving presence who touched the lives of everyone he met in a beautiful way. Known for his good-natured spirit, he could engage in lively conversations for hours, which contributed to his successful career in sales. He loved going to the beach or lake, playing golf and sailing, and walking the Narragansett wall as he was a true nature lover. He was an avid fan of URI Men’s and Women’s basketball teams as well as the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He had a love for traveling across the country, was a great cook, and enjoyed making holiday dinners. Micky loved his country music, his country, and fireworks. He was a happy man, and his greatest joy was spending time with his son, wife and granddaughters. He loved all of his family and friends dearly and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Funeral from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory-SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 1111 Boston Neck Rd. (Rt 1A) Narragansett, will leave at 9:00 am on Thursday July 11, 2024, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea, 864 Point Judith Rd. Narragansett. Burial will be private. VISITING HOURS will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to South County Hospital, 100 Kenyon Ave. Wakefield, 02879 or HopeHealth Hospice and Palliative Care, 1095 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02940. 




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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Nardolillo Funeral Home - South County Chapel

1111 Boston Neck Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882

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Thursday, July 11, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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