Obituaries
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Joseph D. McLaughlin Jr., 83, formerly of Providence and Rumford, whose big personality, gift of connecting with people, and ability to tell boisterously funny stories, passed away at St. Elizabeth … more
Geoffrey P. Higginbotham, 33, of Nelson Street, Rumford, beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend and an inspiration to all passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and … more
Daniel Barbosa, 86, of Scarborough, Maine, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was the husband of J. Lucille (Fagnant) Barbosa. Born and raised in East … more
Norma A. (Chace) Messinger, 86, of Riverside, died Thursday, December 8, 2016. Born June 21, 1930 in Pawtucket, to the late Grace S. (Higgins) Chace and Earl B. Chace. She was the wife of the late … more
Frank J. Palumbo Jr., 74, of Riverside, passed away on June 25, 2016, at his Florida winter residence after a two year illness. He was predeceased by his parents, Antonetta and Frank J. Palumbo; … more
Kenneth E. Handshaw, 71 of Riverside, son of the late Elbert and Erika Handshaw, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016. He was very active with many animal rescue leagues worldwide. His passion was … more
Margaret L. Tainsh, 70, of East Providence, died peacefully at home on Saturday, June 4, 2016.  Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Alexander G. Tainsh and Florence M. (Skillings) … more
Robert P. Harrison, 80, passed away Tuesday May 10, 2016. He was the husband of the late Sally H. (Sabo) Harrison. Born in New Haven, Connecticut he was a son of the late Robert E. and Marie … more
Margaret G. (Allen) Moore, 91, of East Providence, died peacefully on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. She was the wife of the late Homer W. Moore. Born in Providence, she … more
John W. McBride Sr., of Rumford, died peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Ann “Nancy” (Marsden) McBride. They had been … more
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