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JoAnn Teixeira, 59, of Hope Street, passed away on Jan. 13 at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Concetta Sicignano … more
Mr. Edmund P. “Hector” Massa, 94, of Woodlawn Avenue, Bristol, died peacefully Thursday, April 20, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, following a brief illness. He was the … more
Jasmine Leeming entered into eternal rest on Holy Saturday, March 26, 2016. She was the the daughter of Robert Chase Leeming and Jillian Daigle and the beloved granddaughter of Robert M. and Sharon … more
David E. Bates, formerly of Barrington, RI, died Wednesday, March 8. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anne; his daughter, Susan Layer (Gregg); son Scott Bates (Kim); and his grandchildren, … more
Mr. Valentine “Val” Verna, 86, of State Street, Bristol, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Silver Creek Manor, Bristol. He was the husband of Mary (Callanan) Verna, who preceded him in death … more
Fahim M. Nady, DVM, 72, of Westport, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, at home after a brief illness.  Born in Egypt, son of the late Mohammed El and Saadia (Samk) Nady, he lived in Egypt for many years until moving to the Westport area in the 1970's. … more
Richard Newell Owen, 82, of Prudence Island and Stoughton, Mass., formerly of Easton, Mass., died at home surrounded by family and friends on June 8, 2016 after a courageous battle with … more
Judith “Judy” A. (Drake) Porter, 75, of Westport, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at St. Anne’s Hospital. She was the wife of John “Jack” Porter, Sr. with whom she shared 53 years of … more
Arline (Cambra) Kent, 90, of Westport, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Sarah Brayton Nursing Care Center. She was the wife of the late Porter Kent. Born in Boston, daughter of the late Joseph and Sophia (Cieto) Cambra, she lived … more
Colonel Raymond “Doc” Dyer, US Army retired, lived 96 remarkable years until he passed away Monday evening with family by his side. He grew up in Warren during the Great Depression and … more
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