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Dorothy A. (DeStefano) Longo, formerly of Barrington, passed away peacefully while in residence at the Grace Barker Nursing Center in Warren, one day after her 93rd birthday. Born in Newport on … 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
Fan Castleman Benjamin, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol. Born in Louisville, Ky., on Aug. 2, 1922, she was the daughter of the late David … more
Jessica ( Paradiso) Ferri , 77 of Bristol died Monday Feb. 20, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital She was the wife of Albert A Ferri. They were married for over 56 years. She was born in Bristol a … more
C. Gene “Hot Road” Davis, 74, of Warren, passed away on Feb. 19, 2017 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Center. He was the husband of Barbara (Cameron) Davis.   Born in … more
Patrick Dubois, 73, of Bristol and formerly of Warren, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Hector and Mildred Dubois, he was retired as the … more
Mabel (Belanger) Bettencourt, 95, of Child Street, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at the Crestwood Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Anthony Bettencourt. Born in Bristol, she was … more
Richard A. Miller, 85, of Bristol and formerly of Warren, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at the Rhode Island Veterans’ Home. He was the husband of Mary (Tupaj) Miller. Richard was born in … more
Walter M. Rocha, 66, of Bristol, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Rose (Ferrara) Rocha. He was born in Feteiras, Ponta Delgada, the Azores, Portugal, a … more
Sonja R. Silva, age 71, of East Providence, formerly of Warren, died Jan. 27, 2017, at home. She was formerly married to Ron Silva of Arizona. Born in Torrance, CA, she was a daughter of the late … more
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