Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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Friday, September 3, 2021
Irving William Cahalan
Irving William Cahalan, of North Kingstown, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away on August 23, 2021 at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann (Burgess); daughter Jennifer and husband William Ham, daughter Katherine, and son Irving Michael... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 26 to Sep. 3, 2021.
Joel A. Dain
Joel A. Dain, 89, died Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Brookdale South Bay. Joel was the beloved husband of Eleanor (Horowitz) Dain for 64 years. Born in Bronx, New York City, he was the oldest son of the late Charles and Beatrice (Pollack) Dain. A resident of Kingston since 1962, Dr... Read More
Shalom Memorial Chapel
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 26 to Sep. 3, 2021.
Ira Gross
Ira Gross, 88, of Kingston, RI, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Rhode Island for four decades died peacefully with compassionate care from Hospice, on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.Dr. Gross is survived by his sister, Virginia Levin of Pennsylvania: and his wife of... Read More
Monahan, Drabble & Sherman Funeral Home
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 26 to Sep. 3, 2021.
Leo Albert Perry
Lucky, lucky Leo Albert Perry, cast his final line on Sunday, August 22, 2021 in Wallingford Connecticut. Born in Milbury, Massachusetts on November 14, 1931 to Albert and Marie Elvina (Arsenault), Perry moved to the Village of Wickford, Rhode Island when very young. Leo was predeceased... Read More
Wallingford Funeral Home - Wallingford
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 26 to Sep. 3, 2021.
Roderick Leander Smith III
Roderick Leander Smith, III, age 89, left us on August 19, 2021 at home. He was the loving and devoted husband of Patricia Tully Smith who passed away on April 28, 2019. They met prior to that time eleven years before being married on January 22, 1955.  In addition to joining his... Read More
Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home Wickford
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 26 to Sep. 3, 2021.
Friday, August 27, 2021
Stephen Patrick Burns
Stephen Patrick Burns, MD, FACR, a longtime resident of East Greenwich, RI passed away peacefully on August 11, 2021. Steve was the loving husband of Nancy Mailhot Burns for 56 years. Born and raised in Watertown, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Stephen Patrick Burns, Sr... Read More
Hill Funeral Home - EAST GREENWICH
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 19 to Aug. 27, 2021.
Joan Marie Chase
Joan Marie Chase, 89, passed away on August 10, 2021.  She was the daughter of the late Leon F. and Ella F. Rounds.  She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Charles Chase.  Mrs. Chase was employed as a cashier for many years until her retirement.   She is survived by her son, Stephen... Read More
Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home Wickford
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 19 to Aug. 27, 2021.
Marilyn H. Favali
Marilyn H. Favali,76, of Narragansett, RI went to rest on August 15, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was the eldest daughter of Earl and Grace Johnson Hays. She earned a bachelors degree from Faulkner Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a medical professional that... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 19 to Aug. 27, 2021.
Carol A. Lima
Carol A. Lima, 84, died peacefully on Saturday, August 14, 2021 with loving family and caregivers by her side at Kent Regency Center where she lived since 2015. Born and raised in Gloucester, MA, but a long time resident of Coventry, she was the devoted wife of the late Albert Lima... Read More
Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory - West Warwick
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 19 to Aug. 27, 2021.
Jeff Melish
Attorney Jeff Melish, 73, of Wakefield, R.I., passed away on July 1, 2021, the result of a tragic car collision. Jeff is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Joanne Pope Melish; his two older brothers, John and Bill Melish; his five children, Rachel Zinkand, Jennifer Melish, Matthew... Read More
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 19 to Aug. 27, 2021.
Dr. Joan Nelson
Dr. Joan Nelson died at the age of 92. Although Joan earned her Ph.D. in Reading at UCONN, the family determined that the initials stood for Ph.enomenally D.elightful, since (being the brightest star in the family) she uplifted the spirits in every room she entered and gladdened every... Read More
Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 19 to Aug. 27, 2021.
Leah E. Ribner-Martin
Leah E. Ribner-Martin, 20, died on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Beloved daughter of Ruth Ribner and Lenore Martin of North Kingstown.   Cherished granddaughter of Alice Martin (Ted Jones) and the late Donald Martin (Joan Erskine) and the late Daniel and late Lita Ribner. She is also... Read More
Shalom Memorial Chapel
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 19 to Aug. 27, 2021.
George F. Scheck
George F. Scheck, 83, of Narragansett passed away on August 10, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Grace Bentley-Scheck.Born in Troy, NY, he was a son of the late Harold and Lillian (O'Donnell) Scheck.Mr. Scheck was a US Navy Veteran. He received a Master's degree in library science... Read More
Nardolillo Funeral Home Inc
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 19 to Aug. 27, 2021.
Thomas Irving Sekator
Thomas Irving Sekator, 66, of Narragansett, passed away peacefully at home. He was the loving son of the late Benjamin Alfred Sekator and the late Elizabeth Jane Sekator. Tom really enjoyed his Native American heritage and was extremely proud of being a Narragansett Indian. The friendships... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 19 to Aug. 27, 2021.
Friday, August 20, 2021
Priscilla M. Ainsworth
Priscilla M. Ainsworth, age 97, of West Kingston passed peacefully Saturday, August 7, 2021. She was the second daughter of John and Mollie Lewis and the beloved wife of the late George T. Ainsworth Jr. for 60 years. Born January 17, 1924 in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, Priscilla moved... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 12 to Aug. 20, 2021.
Stephen Saul Barnet
Stephen Saul Barnet, age 92, of Vero Beach, FL passed away August 4, 2021, surrounded by his family.Loving father, committed husband, and United States Army veteran. Born to Herman and Edna Barnet May 22, 1929, Stephen grew up in, and around, New York City with his sister, Joan. He... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 12 to Aug. 20, 2021.
Brooke Ashley Kennedy
Brooke Ashley Kennedy, 27, was born on January 18, 1994, and raised by her beloved Mother, Nancy Jane Kennedy. She passed away unexpectedly on August 2, 2021. Brooke leaves behind the love of her life, Jacob Caswell. She is preceded in death by her cherished Grandparents, Howard... Read More
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 12 to Aug. 20, 2021.
Sylvia Petrie (Spencer)
Sylvia Spencer Petrie, 90, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021, at her Peace Dale home surrounded by members of her family. She was the widow of Rhode Island poet (and long-time University of Rhode Island faculty member) Paul Petrie.Sylvia was born on June 15, 1931 to Ruth Clark... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 12 to Aug. 20, 2021.
John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley, 77, of South Kingstown, beloved husband of Elaine (Davis) Shanley, passed peacefully at home on August 3rd. A former Supervisor in the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, entrepreneur, state legislator and associate professor of criminology, "Pat," as he... Read More
Nardolillo Funeral Home Inc
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 12 to Aug. 20, 2021.
Mary Gloria Sherman
Mary Gloria Sherman. Gloria, our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on April 4, 2020, after a short illness. Born in Providence on August 26, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Mary Cordelia (Bastarache) Trainor. Gloria was raised... Read More
Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 12 to Aug. 20, 2021.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Sheila M. Regan (Collins)
Sheila M. (Collins) Regan, 80, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2021, surrounded by her family after a short and sudden illness. Sheila was a selfless and devoted wife to Michael J. Regan for 58 years. Born in Chicago, IL, Sheila was a daughter of the late John and LaReine (Mahoney)... Read More
Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Aug. 5 to Aug. 12, 2021.
Friday, August 6, 2021
Gertrude Anderson-Grinnell
Gertrude Anderson-Grinnell, age 94, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away at her home earlier this year. A daughter of the late Gladys (Hutchins) and Donald Hodge Perkins, she spent her youth in South Kingstown, moving to Florida 11 years ago. She was a graduate of South Kingstown... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 29 to Aug. 6, 2021.
Danielle Lee Hazard
Danielle Lee Hazard, 35, of Wakefield, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 25, 2021. Born in Melrose, MA, she was the daughter of Richard and Terri (Delaney) Rocheleau. She was the beloved wife of Brandon S. Hazard and they were together for over 15 years.Danielle graduated Londonderry... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 29 to Aug. 6, 2021.
Henry Tucker Lawrence Jr.
Henry Tucker Lawrence, Jr., 89, of Narragansett, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at home. He was the husband of the late Elisabeth Maria (Kapp) Lawrence. Born in Winthrop, MA, he was the son of the late Henry T. Lawrence, Sr. and Elizabeth (Doane) Lawrence.Henry was a machinist... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 29 to Aug. 6, 2021.
Ruthe A. O'Shaughnessy
Ruthe A. O'Shaughnessy, 93, of North Kingstown, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on July 19, 2021. She was the wife of the late Thomas K. O'Shaughnessy. Born in Throop, PA, she was the daughter of the late John J. Sheroda and Agnella (Blazauskas) Sheroda.  Mrs... Read More
Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home Wickford
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 29 to Aug. 6, 2021.
Sandra L. Thompson
Sandra L. Thompson, age 83, of North Kingstown, formerly of East Greenwich, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at home. She was the loving wife of Paul Thompson, devoted mother of son, James Thompson (Patricia), and daughter, Heather Lynch (Brian), and beloved grandmother... Read More
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 29 to Aug. 6, 2021.
Jacklyn Vittimberga Ph.D.
Jacklyn Vittimberga, Ph.D., passed away peacefully in Trumbull, Connecticut on Friday, July 23, 2021, at the age of 87. Jacklyn was born in Dillonvale, Ohio on May 14, 1934, to the late William and Rena (Daldin) Someroski. She is survived by her children, Gail Vittimberga Gay of Connecticut... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 29 to Aug. 6, 2021.
Honoria M. "Noreen" Weber
Honoria "Noreen" M. Weber, 84, a resident of North Kingstown for over 50 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late Michael Weber. Born in County Galway, Ireland, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary (Coleman) Hannon.Noreen... Read More
Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 29 to Aug. 6, 2021.
Friday, July 30, 2021
Shirley A. Cancelliri
Shirley A. Cancelliri, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late Antonio Cancelliri. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Raymond and Isabel (Sullivan) Olson.She worked for the North Kingstown School Department, mainly Wickford Middle... Read More
Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 23 to Jul. 30, 2021.
Eileen J. Clappin
Eileen J. Clappin, 87, of Wakefield, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. She was the wife of the late Gilbert J. Clappin. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Mulane) McDermott.Eileen enjoyed her friends at Brightview Senior Living Community... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 23 to Jul. 30, 2021.
John L. Eppich
John L. Eppich, Age 86, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Linda (Hood) Eppich, and they were married for 61 years. John was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late John Emil Eppich and Dorothey (Terepka) Eppich. He is survived by son Steven... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 23 to Jul. 30, 2021.
Holly Champlin Mather
Holly Champlin Mather passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at home after a long and bravely fought battle with cancer on July 15, 2021. Born at South County Hospital and raised in Narragansett, she was the daughter of Michael and Denise (Johnston) Champlin. A South... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 23 to Jul. 30, 2021.
William R. Matteson
William R. Matteson, 72 of Wakefield, slipped away peacefully on July 8, 2021 at his home with his wife by his side. He died from Frontotemporal Degeneration with ALS. He was the beloved husband of Pamela L. (Spaulding) Matteson.Born in Providence, he was the son of Philip and Marion... Read More
Nardolillo Funeral Home Inc
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 23 to Jul. 30, 2021.
Nancy A. Merriam
Nancy A. Merriam, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, RI. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late William and Susana (Graham) Allen. For 65 years, she was the beloved wife of the late Robert W. Merriam.Nancy... Read More
Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory - West Warwick
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 23 to Jul. 30, 2021.
Linda M. Ousterhout
Linda M. Ousterhout, 68, of Narragansett passed away peacefully on Monday, June 28, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of David E. Ousterhout for forty-seven years.Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Marie (Petrucci) Rozzero of East Greenwich and... Read More
Nardolillo Funeral Home Inc
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 23 to Jul. 30, 2021.
Mary E. Selwyn
Mary E. Selwyn, 95, a retired school teacher for the Warwick School Department for 33 years passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the Scalabrini Villa in North Kingstown. She was the wife of the late George E. Selwyn, Jr. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Daniel... Read More
Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 29 to Jul. 30, 2021.
Donn P. Slonim
Donn P. Slonim, 90, died at Primrose Assisted Living in Anderson, Indiana, with his wife Rose by his bedside, on Thursday, July 14 after a prolonged illness.  Donn was born in 1931 in Plainfield, New Jersey, graduating from Plainfield High School in 1949; Wharton School, University... Read More
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 23 to Jul. 30, 2021.
Friday, July 23, 2021
Carlo Ross
Carlo Ross, a long-time resident of Charlestown, RI, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 18, 2021. Carlo was born on December 27, 1935 to parents John & Nellie Ross.He is survived by his sons Anthony & Gary, his stepson and close friend Michael Carbone (BarbaraJo), stepdaughters... Read More
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 16 to Jul. 23, 2021.
Friday, July 16, 2021
Thomas E. Burke
Thomas E. Burke, of Wakefield, RI, died July 6. Born in Brooklyn, New York on July 2, 1932, he was the son of Richard Burke and Anne (Corcoran) Burke. He grew up in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn Prep in 1949. His youth centered on family, faith... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 9 to Jul. 16, 2021.
Patricia Ann Douglas
Patricia Ann Douglas passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends after a long illness at Westerly Hospital in RI on July 13, 2021. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Agnes and Alfred Bergantine of Esmond, RI, and attended North Providence High School... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 9 to Jul. 16, 2021.
Daniel F. Finn
Daniel F. Finn, age 63, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of Pauline (Bonin) Finn and the late Gerald Finn.He was the beloved husband of Halina Harding; and was the devoted father of Judith Finn and Patrick Finn; brother of John M. Finn (wife, Linda)... Read More
Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 9 to Jul. 16, 2021.
Daniel Harrington
Daniel Harrington, 57, of North Kingstown passed away peacefully on June 22, 2021 surrounded by his loving family, after a brief illness. Born in Warwick, he was the son of the late Gerald T. Harrington Jr and Sonia (Smith) Reed.Danny spent a lot of time at his grandparent's beachfront... Read More
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 9 to Jul. 16, 2021.
Debra A. Hubeny
Debra A. Hubeny, 65, of Narragansett, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, July 12, 2021. Born in Southington, CT, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Sergan) Hubeny.Debra enjoyed practicing her faith with regular church attendance; spending time with her family... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 9 to Jul. 16, 2021.
Irwin Kaplan Dr.
Irwin Kaplan Dr., 93, of Kingston, RI, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2021. (Memorial Day). He was born in Providence, RI, the son of the late James and Ida (Levine) Kaplan and the brother of the late Ruth (Kaplan) Bertman. He was the husband of the late Beverly (Benjamin) Kaplan... Read More
Cremation Society of Rhode Island
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 9 to Jul. 16, 2021.
Anna Martiniano
Anna Martiniano, 94,of Wakefield, RI and formerly of Schenectady and Clifton Park, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 10, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Born on October 29, 1926 in Giovinazzo, Italy, she was the daughter of Francesco and Anna Palmiotto. She immigrated... Read More
Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 9 to Jul. 16, 2021.
Donna G. Sciola
Donna G. Sciola of South Kingstown, RI, passed at the age of 83 on June 18, 2021, at HopeHealth Hospice after a short battle with leukemia. She died peacefully surrounded by her sons, grandchildren, and life partner. She was a beloved woman, mother, grandmother and friend.  On March... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 8 to Jul. 16, 2021.
Shirley Carol Seidel
Shirley Carol Seidel, 83, of Narragansett, passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Agnes G. (Grylls) Pearson. Shirley was the beloved wife of Ralph H. Seidel and they were married for 64 wonderful years.Shirley worked... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 9 to Jul. 16, 2021.
Joyce Shiels (Libera Capalbo)
Joyce (Libera Capalbo) Shiels, with profound grief and sadness we announce the passing of our loving and devoted wife, mother, nana and friend to all whose lives she touched, on July 14, 2021. She was born in South Kingstown, she was the daughter of the late Domenic Capalbo and Lena... Read More
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 9 to Jul. 16, 2021.
Richard J. Sullivan
Richard J. Sullivan, 87, of North Kingstown, died peacefully at home on July 12, 2021.   He was the loving husband of the late Carol M. (Moore) Sullivan.  Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Joseph W. Sullivan and Geneva (Jenkins) Sullivan.    Mr. Sullivan was employed as... Read More
Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home Wickford
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 9 to Jul. 16, 2021.
Laura Walsh (Owen)
Laura (Owen) Walsh, 75, of North Kingstown, passed away on July 6, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late North Kingstown Fire Chief, Roger F. Walsh. Born in Huntsville, Alabama on September 29, 1945, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Jesse Owen. Laura met her husband... Read More
Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home Wickford
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 9 to Jul. 16, 2021.
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