Obituaries
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Lucy Johnson, 91, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away peacefully at Newport Hospital on Dec. 15, 2018. Lucy was born in 1927 in Ossining, N.Y. and was the daughter of the late Andrea Mastrorilli … more
Heidi Ann (Ladd) Pacheco, 49, of Portsmouth, passed away on Nov. 9, 2018. Heidi was born on Jan. 7, 1969, in Augusta, Maine to Charles Ladd and Gail (Anderson) Ladd. Heidi was the wife of Nicholas … more
Philippe Drapeau of Tiverton, R.I. joined his true love and wife Doris (St. Laurent) Drapeau, on Oct. 8, 2018 and sailed away. He was surrounded by his family.  He is survived by his … more
Alfred L. Borges, Jr., 78, of Portsmouth, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 14, 2018. Fred was born on Feb. 16, 1940 in Fall River, Mass. to the late Alfred L. Borges, Sr. and the late Mary … more
Fred Sawyer, 78, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away on Sept. 13, 2018, in Newport. Fred was born on April 2, 1940, in Lewiston, Maine to the late Fred W. Sawyer, Sr. and the late Ada (Emory) … more
James Viera, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.  Born on May 25, 1931, he was the son of the late Gene and Hortense Viera. He was the husband of … more
Matthew Marcellus Harris, 38, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. He was a beloved son of Larry Harris of Springfield, MA, Retha Flack of Hagerstown, MD and LuAnn Harris of Warren. … more
Fred Prendergast of Parrish, Fla. (formally of Portsmouth, R.I.) passed away on Aug. 16, 2018 at Bay Pines VA Healthcare Center after a short illness. more
Richard “Dick” Simmons Palmer of Newport, R.I., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, surrounded by family and friends.  He was born April 18, 1927, the son … more
Donald R. Kidd, Sr., 74, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away at home with family and friends at his side on Aug. 17, 2018. He was the husband of his “Honey" Ann (Sullivan) Kidd. Born on Sept. 14, … more
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