We wish to extend our sincerest sympathy to the entire family. May God's blessings and love comfort you all and continue to give you strength and peace. Cherish the memories you all shared as a family!!! God bless you all!!!
I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a man who everyone respected. He had a positive impact on many, many lives.
To the Family of John,
I have wonderful memories from the YMCA in Pawtucket, RI and as I look back on it I see the John was the reason. I had not thought of John in years but it all came back to me. There was the leader program, the achievement awards and the values that were taught.
My condolences to all of John's family.
He was a good man and wonderful mentor to many young people at the Y
To David and all John's loving family. I am so very sorry for the deep loss you are suffering at this time, yet in faith, we know that God will unite us, once again, with our loved ones for all eternity.
Take comfort in your memories, in one another, and in knowing with "blessed assurance" that John now sings with the heavenly choir.
May you R.I.P playing music with the Angels in heaven now.
I was a chorus student from 1977 until I graduated in 1981. He was a wonderful chorus teacher with a big smile on his face everyday, but when it came to music he got serious and that is why he was so respected by his students. Plus he told me I had a beautiful voice, but I was shy and I couldn't do solo at first Mr. Azevedo gave me the courage to do it and show me how to love music.
Thank you for what you did for me these memories will stay in my heart forever....
I have wonderful memories of growing up with the Azevedo family on Cabot Street. Mr. Azevedo was a wonderful role model to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of this exceptional man.
Kathie Stott Sandberg
Heaven is singing even louder than usual.. John was not only my chorus teacher he was my Sunday school teacher and my cousin .. Because of his love for music and family I found the courage to fulfill my dreams.. Dennis David Lenorad and the Azevedo
Family my prayers are with at this sad time may God be with you..
John was a great friend and person. Our memories go back many years to Woodlawn Baptist Church and the Cumberland Lincoln Chorus and our daughter's Wedding Day. We are sure that Heaven is Rejoicing to have John in Heaven directing the Heavenly Choir of Angels.
TO THE FAMILY OF JOHN AZEVEDO,I AM SORRY FOR YOUR GREAT LOSS,I AM FROM THE CLASS OF 1982 AND HAD THE PLEASURE OF HAVING HIM FOR MY CHORUS TEACHER,HE ALWAYS HAD A BIG SMILE ON HIS FACE AND WAS SUCH A GREAT ROLE MODEL,I WAS HAPPY TO SEE HE WAS ABLE TO LIVE OUT HIS RETIRMENT DOING WHAT HE LOVED.MAY YOU ALL ALWAYS FEEL HIS SPIRIT UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.
Hi, Janice Graves here; I have been a member o CLCC for over 15 yrs. My heartfelt sympathy for your loss.Keep smiling.
Rest in peace. From Lincoln High School to the Golf Course you had a great run! Thanks for the memories.
God Bless Mr. Azevedo! I am one of the many, many, many students he touched while he taught at Lincoln High School (I was in the band for four years at LHS - 1969-1973, and coerced into chorus for one semester:) Mr. Azevedo has been a model for me as a professional musician and as a music educator. His influence on my life will never be forgotten. He was truly "one in a million". Thank you, Mr. Azevedo for being my teacher.
Offering our deepest condolences at this difficult time.
Dennis, Diane and family......I was going through some pictures a few weeks ago and came across some of your parents and Uncle Jackie and MaryLou in SC. It's never easy hearing that another loved one of their generation has passed away.
I'll always remember Uncle John and Auntie Mary with warm, loving thoughts. May they both rest in peace. Please know I'm thinking of you.
Your cousin Donna
Best wishes and prayers to you and your family.
Papa, I'm going to miss you forever. I know our family situation may not be perfect, but I always loved you and knew you were an amazing man. It's still hard to believe you aren't here anymore, but I think of you often and your memory lives in on in us and the people you touched. I'll see you in heaven Papa. I love you.
RIP Mr A. Thank you for the wonderful high school memories and always being there for us. Prayers to his family members may his memory be eternal
My condolences to the Azevedo family. Mr. Azevedo was a wonderful man,teacher and mentor. I had the honor of being a part of the Lincoln High School Band 1980-84 and had him for a leader. He taught us team work,self confidence and patience as well as many many life lessons. I remember travelling everywhere with the marching and I will always remember the yearly band trips we would do. He was so much fun. He was also an extremly patient man, because I think our group started his hair tunring grey. Thank You for great memories and may you rest in peace.
Mr. Azevedo may you rest in peace.You were the best teacher I ever new. May the band and choir follow you for ever.the music was Devine.
My condolences and prayers go out to John's family for your loss of this beloved man. Mr. Azevedo was loved by his many students at Lincoln High during his 20 years of teaching. I consider myself fortunate to have been his student in the LHS band for 3 years. John Azevedo and the band are my favorite memories of high school and I will cherish his memory always. Thank you for being my teacher and friend. Rest peacefully in love and light.
My sincere condolences to Mr Azevedo's family. He was a well respected teacher and will be missed.
Mr. Azevedo was the finest teacher I ever had. He brought music and joy into the lives of countless students. I often hear him telling a joke, that only he could tell. They were always so bad you could not help but laugh. To this day songs come o the radio that bring me back to Mr. Azevedo's music room. He is a part of so many lives. In his family, he lives forever. In his students, he lives forever.
I first met the Azevedo family when they moved into our Lincoln neighborhood. I grew up with their children and saw what a role model Mr. Azevedo was to all children--whether on the basketball court or in the bandroom. Please accept my sympathies on the passing of this fine man.
Kathie Stott Sandberg
You are at peace in Heaven now. Thank you for being such a wonderful and inspiring music teacher at LHS. I still remember the encouraging words you said to me during 1972-75 in chorus. You taught me to LOVE music. You were so passionate, hardworking and kind. May God bless your family members left behind.
Some of my fondest memories of high school included Mr. Azevedo. As a majorette and chorus member I spent almost every Sunday morning with him, either Halftime entertainment at football games, performing in concert's or marching in a parade. Mr. Azevedo was one of a kind, I can remember him running along side us as we marched down Federal Hill in providence, sometimes laughing because we almost always were stuck behind the clydesdale horses from Budweiser. " Just march around the pies" he'd say. He had a warm heart and was quite humorous. He had a way of getting you to do things his way without you realizing you were being led and always with a smile on his face!! He will be surely missed by all. Especially all the alumni who marched, sang or performed under his guidance. Rest in eternal peace my friend and above all else, enjoy the music!
May these tough times be consoled by fond memories of what I remember as a very positive respectful man that promoted such character in his family. I also enjoyed many good times with Dennis growing up in the Lincoln RI school system and neighborhoods.
Rest in Peace Mr. Azevedo. You were a wonderful person and a great teacher. You will always be in my heart.