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John K. Fitzgerald, 53, of Little Compton, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.  He was the husband of Heather (Bixby) Fitzgerald. Born in Fairborn, Ohio, son of the late Raymond … more
Chester R. "Junior" Wilkie Jr., 84, of Little Compton, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, September 22, 2017, at St. Anne's Hospital. He was the longtime companion of Barbara Wilkie. Born in Fall … more
Edward J. Francis of Portsmouth passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on September 17, 2017, his 89th birthday. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Charlotte (Smith) Francis. His … more
Antoinette Hughes Ham, “Toni,” passed away unexpectedly at her home in Little Compton on August 21, 2017. Born July 14, 1941, she was the daughter of Sam and M.L. Hughes of Southwest Harbor, … more
June Goulart, 93, of Little Compton, died peacefully in the arms of her family on August 27, 2017. Born Juanita June Caseday, she was the daughter of Harriet Dugger Caseday, and the stepdaughter of … more
Nancy E. (Ferreira) DeSouza, 67, of Little Compton, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 26, 2017, at St. Anne's Hospital, with her family by her side following a brief illness.  She was the wife … more
Michael J. Cafarella, 50, of Little Compton, RI, and Marion, Massachusetts passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. He was the husband of Renee A. (Manosh) Cafarella. Born in Elmira, NY, he was … more
E. Howland (Ted) Bowen, 86, of Little Compton, died peacefully at home on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Predeceased by his wife Rosemary (Moore) Bowen, he was the father of five and grandfather of 12. … more
Frank F. Rosa Jr., 75, of Little Compton, peacefully passed away at home on Sunday, August 13, 2017, with his wife by his side. He was the husband of Judith (Goulart) Rosa with whom he shared 55 … more
William J. Jackson, 82, of Little Compton, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Betsy J. (Hagen) Jackson. They were married for 55 years. Mr. … more
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