John J. “Brother” Vaz, 74, of Taunton Avenue passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Victoria G. (Shorts) Vaz. Born in East Providence, he was a son of the late John T. and Regina L. (Fontes) Vaz. Brother was a classic car builder and mechanic. He was a member of the Underground Van Club. Besides his wife he leaves six children, Dawn Vaz, Kim Vaz, John Vaz, Mary Mitchell, Raymond Vaz and Tammie Vaz, one sister, Avis Castro, ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.His funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be in North Burial Ground, Providence. Calling hours Friday 4-8.