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Agnes Brightman (Patnoad)
Agnes (Patnoad) Brightman, 89, of Post Road, Westerly, passed away at Apple Rehab Clipper on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry M. Brightman.Born in Hopkinton, RI, she was the daughter of the late Lillian and Edward Patnoad.Agnes was a communicant... Read More
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun from Sep. 19 to Sep. 20, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Amber Jean Bruckschen
Amber Jean Bruckschen, 35, recently of Mystic, CT passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at home.Born in Warwick, RI she was the beloved daughter of Fred W. Jacobson of Illinois and Tracy Davis and her fiancé, Donald Melzer of Mystic, CT. She attended local schools... Read More
Mystic Funeral Home - Mystic
Published in The Westerly Sun from Sep. 20 to Sep. 21, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Jeremy Michael Gavitt
Jeremy Michael Gavitt, of Westerly, Rhode Island, died unexpectedly, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the age of 32. He was born on February 25, 1989 in New Haven, CT to Christine Pacheco of Ledyard, CT and Mark Gavitt of Preston, CT. A graduate of Wheeler High School, he was a... Read More
Mystic Funeral Home - Mystic
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 20, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Kenneth G. Miller Jr.
Kenneth G. Miller, Jr., 74, of Pawcatuck, CT passed away at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 following a long battle with cancer.Born in New London, CT. he was the son of the late Kenneth G. Miller Sr. and Rose Gonzales Miller.Kenny attended local schools... Read More
Mystic Funeral Home - Mystic
Published in The Westerly Sun from Sep. 19 to Sep. 20, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Brian J. Sullivan
Brian J. Sullivan, 77, of Indiantown Road, Ledyard, passed away on Wednesday evening, September 8, 2021 at his home. He is survived by his son, Jason P. Sullivan and his wife Kimberly, of Ledyard, his daughter Kimberly H. Jardin and her husband David of West Greenwich, his son, Richard... Read More
Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home and Crematory
Published in The Westerly Sun from Sep. 21 to Sep. 22, 2021.
Friday, September 17, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Tatiana Roschko (Sulima)
Tatiana (Sulima) Roschko, of Courtland Street, Pawcatuck, passed away in West Hartford, CT on Friday, September 10, 2021. She was 91.Born in Kharkov, Ukraine, she began studying the piano at age 5. She and the family suffered hunger during World War II. Tatiana, her parents and her... Read More
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 17, 2021.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Nancy Vuono (Manfredi)
Nancy (Manfredi) Vuono of Westerly, beloved wife of Joseph Vuono for 67 years, passed away on September 14, 2021.Born in Westerly, she was the daughter of the late George and Nellie Manfredi.Nancy was a devout Catholic and longtime member of St. Pius X Church. After graduating from... Read More
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 16, 2021.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Bruce R. Fullerton
Bruce R. Fullerton, 75, of South Portland, passed away on September 12, 2021 in Scarborough. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Centerpoint Church, 53 County Road in Gorham followed by a Celebration of Life memorial service. Arrangements entrusted to Hobbs... Read More
HOBBS FUNERAL HOME
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 15, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Cathy J. Jarrard (Murray)
Cathy J. (Murray) Jarrard, 54, of Pawcatuck, loving wife and mother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday September 12th, 2021.Cathy was born at The Westerly Hospital to the late Douglas and Denise Murray. She grew up in the surrounding area and later married... Read More
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 15, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Richard Alton Perry, Sr.
Richard Alton Perry, Sr., 71, of North Stonington, passed away on September 4, 2021. Born in Westerly, Rhode Island on February 12, 1950, he was the son of the late Russell Norman Perry and Shirley Mae (Main) Perry. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, September 19th from 3-4pm... Read More
Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 15, 2021.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Laura Barnard (Bagley)
Laura (Bagley) Barnard, 83, of Brandywine Drive, Westerly, passed away on Friday evening, September 10, 2021 at Hope Health Hospice of Providence. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Clifford L. Barnard Sr. of Westerly, five daughters, Laura L. Metcalfe of North Kingstown... Read More
Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home and Crematory
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 14, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Marion E. Quattromani (Quattromani)
Marion E. Quattromani, 66, of Lewis Lane, Westerly, passed away from complications from an existing illness on Sunday evening, August 22, 2021 at the Rhode Island Hospital. She is survived by her two sons, Robert and Bryan Quattromani, three grandchildren, Bryan, Briana and Brandon... Read More
Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home and Crematory
Published in The Westerly Sun from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2021.
Monday, September 13, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Patricia B. Meagher (Brown)
Patricia B. Meagher, 83, of Groton passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.She was born on October 28, 1937, in Mystic, the daughter of Howard and Marion (Scott) Brown. She married Edward Meagher and together they raised their two daughters. Patricia made a career for herself in... Read More
Byles-Groton Memorial Home - Groton
Published in The Westerly Sun from Sep. 12 to Sep. 13, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
William E. Perrin
William E. Perrin, 81, of Ashaway, passed away on September 7, 2021. Born in Westerly, Rhode Island on November 7, 1939, he was the son of the late Grant W. Perrin and Eleanor M. (Hoxsie) Perrin. William retired after 20 years of service with the United States Air Force. He retired... Read More
Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun from Sep. 12 to Sep. 13, 2021.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Robin Marie Callejo
Robin Marie Callejo, 51, of Westerly, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021. She was the loving companion of Quintana Perry for 21 years.Born in New London, Conn, she was the daughter of Clyde H. Callejo of Pawcatuck and Charles and Wanda Panciera of Westerly. In addition, she... Read More
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Anthony Michael Hundt
Anthony Michael Hundt, 30, of Westerly, RI, passed away unexpectedly July 20, 2021.Anthony was born on November 17, 1990, in New Haven CT.Anthony was survived by his father, Matthew J. Hundt (Wendy); Mother, Lisa Bosta Hundt; Sister, Christina Hundt; Brother, Noah Hundt and Grandfather... Read More
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Mary Lou Robinson
Mary Lou Robinson of North Anguilla Road in Pawcatuck, passed away on September 9, 2021. She was born in Fall River, Mass to the late Ernest J. Fayan and the late Florence Fayan.Mary Lou grew up in Fall River and moved with her family to Willimantic, CT, in the summer of 1950. She... Read More
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Doris C. Simmons (Carter)
Doris C. (Carter) Simmons, 98, formerly of Westerly, died on September 6, 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years, Downing B. Simmons, Sr., who died in 2007.Doris was born on February 9, 1923 in New Haven Connecticut, and was the... Read More
Dinoto Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 12, 2021.
Friday, September 10, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Dr. John Patrick Wood
On Friday September 3, 2021 Dr. John Patrick Wood died in his home in Watch Hill, RI. He lived in the same home for 57 years and was often heard saying he wanted to live his last days there.John Patrick Wood (Jack) was born on May 7, 1934 in Newark NJ, the child of Mildred and John... Read More
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 10, 2021.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Andrew LaBrecque, Sr.
Andrew LaBrecque, Sr., 84 of Westerly, RI, passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Aug. 25, 2021.He was the husband of the late Dianne (Armstrong) LaBrecque.He was born on April 14, 1937 to the late Omer LaBrecque and Delia Girard.He was predeceased by 6 sisters... Read More
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 8, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Kathleen Anne Miller Shawley
Kathleen Anne Miller Shawley passed away on August 24, 2021. Kathy was born in Bellefonte, PA. She is survived by her longtime companion, Fred Gardiner, her children Jenifer Shawley Kiss (Ian), Jason Shawley (Carrie), and Jeremy Shawley (Nicole Cohoun), her stepson Nicholas Gardiner... Read More
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 8, 2021.
Monday, September 6, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Bertil J. "Bert" Larson
Bertil "Bert" J. Larson, 84 of Westerly, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at the Westerly Health Center. He is survived by his daughter, Karen Larson, his son, Paul Larson, his grandson, Ian Hahn and his brother, Roy Larson.Mr. Larson was born in Brooklyn, NY on December... Read More
Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home and Crematory
Published in The Westerly Sun from Sep. 5 to Sep. 6, 2021.
Sunday, September 5, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Kim Marie Caswell (Keena)
Kim Marie (Keena) Caswell, 62, beloved wife of David W. Caswell, of Cypress Lane, Westerly, passed away unexpectedly at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. on Friday, August 27, 2021.Born in Westerly, she was the daughter of the late Mary and John "Jake' Keena, Jr.Kim worked... Read More
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Kevin M. Fagan
Kevin M. Fagan, 63, of Stonington, CT died unexpectedly at home, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.Born in Teaneck, NJ, he was the son of the late William and Ann (Fahey) Fagan and lived in Stonington for most of his life.He attended local schools, was a graduate of St. Bernard High School... Read More
Mystic Funeral Home - Mystic
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Rosemary Agnes Hill
Rosemary Agnes Hill, 91 of Edgewood Ave, Westerly RI passed away peacefully at home with family on August 31, 2021. She was predeceased by her loving husband Ralph W. Hill in 2009.Rosemary was born in Rockville CT, daughter of the late Bernard and Agnes (Burns) Ertel. She will be... Read More
Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Louis J. Ritacco
Louis J. Ritacco, 94, died peacefully on August 26, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Louis loved life and lived it well.The son of the late Louis and Rose (Gaccione) Ritacco, Louis was born March 6, 1927, and raised in Westerly. He leaves his sister Anna Cardinali of Mystic... Read More
Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home and Crematory
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 5, 2021.
Saturday, September 4, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Justin Thomas Anderson
Justin Thomas Anderson, 47, of Charlestown, RI and formerly West Hartford, CT, peacefully assumed Executive Chef duties behind the eternal line on August 25, 2021. Born September 2, 1973, in Hartford, CT, he was a lifelong Whalers fan and beloved first son of Arthur and Barbara Anderson... Read More
Published in The Westerly Sun from Sep. 3 to Sep. 4, 2021.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
John Charles Bianchi, Jr.
John Charles Bianchi, Jr., 85, of Nashua NH and Fort Myers, FL, passed away at his home in Ft. Myers on Sunday August 22, 2021. He was born on October 5, 1935, to John and Mary Bianchi. He graduated from Stonington High School in Stonington Connecticut, Holy Cross College and attended... Read More
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 2, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Margaret Urbec (Egazarian)
On Saturday, August 28, 2021, Margaret (Egazarian) Urbec, age 91, passed away peacefully at the Westerly Health Center in Westerly RI. She was the beloved wife of the late John G. Urbec. Margaret was born in Worcester, MA on November 13, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Kachadoor... Read More
Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 2, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Terrie Kathleen Westgate (Lee)
Terrie Kathleen (Lee) Westgate, 58, of Pawcatuck, CT passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021. She was the loving companion of Mark Morgan and together they shared 17 years of joy and happiness. Born in Westerly, RI on June 26, 1963, she was the daughter of Joan C. (McDonald) Lee... Read More
Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Sep. 2, 2021.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Rose A. Koretski (Brown)
Rose A. (Brown) Koretski, 93, of Pawcatuck, passed away at her home on Friday, August 27, 2021. She was the wife of the late Philip Koretski.Born in Babylon, NY, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Brown. Rose was a devout Catholic and longtime communicant of St... Read More
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31, 2021.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Art Choquette, Sr.
Wednesday, August 25: Art Choquette Sr., after a short illness, passed away in Hospice care at the Westerly Hospital surrounded by his family. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Theresa; son Art Choquette, Jr. (Eleanor), daughter Susan and grand-daughter Elizabeth Jennerwein (Evan).... Read More
Mystic Funeral Home - Mystic
Published in The Westerly Sun on Aug. 29, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Larine T. Risica (Weed)
Larine T. (Weed) Risica, 52, of Westerly RI, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021, after a brief illness at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Westerly she was the daughter of the late Francis and Hermine Weed. She was a graduate of Chariho High School Class of 1987. Larine volunteered... Read More
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Aug. 29, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
David A. Strong
David A. Strong, 75, of Ashaway, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at the Westerly Hospital. Born in Norfolk, VA on October 25, 1945, he was the son of the late Herbert and Bertha (Dow) Strong.David served proudly in the National Guard Reserves after attending Barrington... Read More
Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Aug. 29, 2021.
Saturday, August 28, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Alexander William Cunningham
Alexander William Cunningham was born in June 1989 and raised in San Francisco, CA, attending Lakeshore Elementary School, Cathedral School for Boys, and St. Ignatius High School where he was on the golf and championship CCS football team, graduating in 2007. He received a degree... Read More
Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Ronald Joseph "Ron" Pendola
Ronald Joseph "Ron" Pendola, 71, of East Hartford CT, husband to the late Jayne (Atkinson) Pendola, peacefully passed away Friday, August 20, 2021. Ron was born on March 9, 1950 and raised in Westerly, RI, one of five children to the late Joseph and Dorothy (Grispino) Pendola.After... Read More
D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel
Published in The Westerly Sun on Aug. 28, 2021.
Friday, August 27, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
John F. Donahue III
John F. Donahue, III, 77, of Ashaway, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at the Westerly Hospital after a long illness. He was the husband of Melissa M. (Gibson) Donahue. Born on November 30, 1943, in Westerly, he was the son of the late John Francis, Jr. and Lois Evelyn... Read More
S.R. Avery Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2021.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Peter F. Moore
Peter F. Moore, husband of Patricia (Barkhorn) Moore, of Wamphassuc Road, Stonington, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, after suffering complications from a year-long battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 64.Peter was born in Westerly, RI on July... Read More
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun from Aug. 18 to Aug. 26, 2021.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Patricia A. "Patty" Carreira (Samiagio)
Patricia A. "Patty" (Samiagio) Carreira, 72, of Ashaway, RI passed away peacefully August 23, 2021, with her family by her side from Cancer. Born in Westerly, RI she was the daughter of the late Anthony Peter Samiagio and Roberta Samiagio. Patty was a very passionate, caring and... Read More
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Aug. 25, 2021.
Monday, August 23, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Margaret A. "Peggy" Sammataro (Basile)
WESTERLY - Margaret A. "Peggy" (Basile) Sammataro, beloved wife of David "Squeak" Sammataro, of 118 Tower Street, Westerly, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at the age of 69.Born in Westerly, she was the daughter of the late Louis, Sr. and Theresa... Read More
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun from Aug. 22 to Aug. 23, 2021.
Sunday, August 22, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Dr. A. John "Bones" Elliot
It is with sadness that the family shares the passing of Dr. A. John Elliot in Sarasota, Fl. on August 11th. He is survived by his wife Judith Metzger Elliot, his daughters Sharon Ahern (husband Tom), Cassie Elliot and stepson Trowbridge Cottrell. He was predeceased by his only son... Read More
Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Palms Memorial Park
Published in The Westerly Sun on Aug. 22, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Edwin A. Fuller
Edwin A. Fuller, 80, of Weekapaug, passed away in Florida on July 18, 2021, with his wife, Eleanor (Ellie) and daughter Sabrina by his bedside. His eldest daughter, Mari-Ann was also present via phone, talking about all the wonderful memories he had given his family.Born in New London... Read More
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Nancy Humphrey (Hay)
Nancy (Hay) Humphrey, beloved wife of Paul (Mel) J. Humphrey, of Spencer Drive, Westerly, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, August 15, 2021.Born in Groton, CT, and raised in Orlando, FL, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin V. Hay Jr. and Dorothy M. Hay.Nancy... Read More
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Aug. 22, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Charles Everett "Charlie" Miller, Jr.
Charles "Charlie" Everett Miller, Jr., age 91, formerly of Stonington, Connecticut, and Brea, California, died on August 18th in Hillsborough, NC. He was born in New London, CT, son of Charles Everett Miller, Sr., and Mary Agnes "Mazie" (Kelley). Mr. Miller had lived in Hillsborough... Read More
Clements Funeral Service
Published in The Westerly Sun on Aug. 22, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Ronald James Panciera, Sr.
Ronald James Panciera, Sr., Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Ronald James Panciera of Bradenton, Florida passed away peacefully with his family by his side on July 13, 2021.Born on December 1, 1933 in Westerly, Rhode Island, he was preceded in death by his... Read More
Published in The Westerly Sun on Aug. 22, 2021.
Thursday, August 19, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Nirene Pollard Stewart
Nirene Pollard Stewart, formerly of Westerly, passed away on August 11, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia.She was born in Daytona Beach, Florida, on January 28, 1926, the only child of Muriel Bolen Pollard and Edmund G. Pollard. She was the loving wife of Robert W. Stewart Sr. (Bob), who... Read More
Baker McCullough Funeral Home - Hubert C. Baker Chapel
Published in The Westerly Sun on Aug. 19, 2021.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Lucia Maria Da Conceição Martins De Almeida
Lucia Maria Da Conceição Martins De Almeida, 48, loving wife of Francis (Frank) Alfred Darrow, of East Haddam CT, died peacefully on August 13, 2021 in her home surrounded by her family. Lúcia was predeceased in death by her mother Albertina Da Conceiçã. She is survived by her loving... Read More
Spencer Funeral Home
Published in The Westerly Sun on Aug. 17, 2021.
Monday, August 16, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Theresa Ann "T-Ann" Gabrielle (Sacco)
Theresa Ann (Sacco) Gabrielle also known as T-Ann, 89, formerly of Plateau Road, Westerly, passed away on Sunday morning, August 8, 2021 at the Westerly Hospital. She was pre-deceased by her husband Angelo "Blondie" M. Gabrielle on June 12, 2013. T-Ann is survived by her daughters... Read More
Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home and Crematory
Published in The Westerly Sun from Aug. 15 to Aug. 16, 2021.
Sunday, August 15, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Helen E. Arzamarski
Helen E. Arzamarski of Englewood, Florida, passed away on August 6, 2021 at the age of 89. She was born in Wakefield, Rhode Island to Eleanor and Leroy Edwards on June 6, 1932.She was predeased by her husband Dudley K. Arzamarski. She and Dudley lived in Ashaway, Rhode Island for... Read More
Englewood Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Published in The Westerly Sun on Aug. 15, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Judith H. Keegan
Judith H. Keegan (Judy), 83 died peacefully on August 13, 2021. She was born on December 26, 1937 in New York City to Harold and Katherine Henry. She was the youngest of four sisters. Judy attended Saint Barnabas High School in the Bronx, NY and went on the graduate from Marymount... Read More
Mystic Funeral Home - Mystic
Published in The Westerly Sun on Aug. 15, 2021.
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