Obituaries
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John Alton “Jack” Barrett, 88 years young, bid farewell to life and the family he loved beyond measure with a bittersweet, raspy, raucous kind of laugh, and a “let me go, I’ve … more
Kathie Kocon, 71, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. She was the wife of her loving husband, Richard W. Kocon, to whom she was married for 48 … 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
Shirley Ann (Eckenroth) Weiss, age 80, of Tiverton, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at home after a long illness. Shirley was born Sept. 16, 1936 in Denver, Colo. She is the daughter of the late … 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
Linda C. Byers, 77, of Blenheim Senior Living Community, Middletown, peacefully went home to the Lord with her family at her bedside on Monday July 31, 2017. Born in Uniontown, Penn., on December … more
Robert A. Fiedler, 87, of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Portsmouth, R.I., died Friday, July 7, 2017. at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I. Robert was born Jan. 29, 1930 in Hastings-on-Hudson, … more
Thomas H. Levesque III, 40, of Portsmouth, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Born on September 1, 1976 in Newport, he is the son of Thomas Levesque Jr. and Susan (Fatata) … more
Karen (McDonald) Durfee, 67, of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Ronald M. … more
Nicholas Allan Kearney, 49, passed away at his residence in Stowe, Vt., on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Nick was born on July 3, 1967, in Hempstead, N.Y., to Pierce and Grail Kearney. Immediately after … more
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