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David Earl Ward, 49, died Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Spokane Veterans Home after enduring the debilitating rigors of ALS. He last resided in Portsmouth before moving to be with his family in … more
David Ferreira, 90, of Westport, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 11, 2017, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Mary F. (Paschall) Ferreira with whom he shared 69 years … more
Eveline T. Ferreira, 73, of Fall River, wife of Raymond Ferreira, passed away on Sunday at St.Anne’s Hospital. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Manuel S. and Imelda (Lizotte) … more
Dorothy A. Medeiros, 90, of Little Compton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13, 2017, with family by her side. more
Verity Carlisle Smith of Dedham, Mass., beloved husband, father and friend, died on April 10, 2017, at the age of 94.  He was raised in West Roxbury.   After serving in the Army in World War II, … more
Elizabeth A. (Esau) Thompson, “Betty,” age 90, of Little Compton, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was the wife of the late Richard M. Thompson. Born in Milton, Massachusetts, she was a … more
Lieselotte H. Bowen, 96, formerly of Little Compton, and Mansfield, Mass., died of natural causes at Royal Health in Falmouth, Mass., on April 1, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold … more
Edith B. (Bowen) Marchesi, 79, of Little Compton, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017, at John Clarke Retirement & Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Frank J. Marchesi. Her graveside … more
Rev. Dr. Richard David Aubin-Fischer, 78, died peacefully at home in Westport on March 31, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.  He was the son of the deceased Edward and Eva (Tangarone) Fischer … more
Georgie A. (Manchester) Bodington, 94, of Little Compton, died Thursday, April 6, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness.  She was wife of the late Alfred H. Bodington. Born in Little … more
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