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Clarkson M. Gifford, Jr., 87, of Little Compton, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021 at home.  He was the husband of Hedwig M. "Wickie" (Faber) Gifford. Born in Dartmouth, he was son of the … more
Alberta M. (Sylvia) Lavoie, 88, of Westport, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Carvalho Grove Health and Rehabilitation in Fall River.  She was the wife of Fernand U. Lavoie. Born in … more
Sophie T. (Pitera) Zembo of Westport passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at home in her 96th year surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Louis Zembo to whom she was married for … more
James K. “Jim” Feeney, 85, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Westport, Mass., died on July 2 following a lengthy battle with cancer. Jim was born in Fargo, ND, the youngest of four boys of … more
Oscar M. Sylvia Jr., 85, of Westport, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center.  He was the husband of Edyth B. Barton Sylvia. Born in Fall River, son of … more
Joseph W. McGee of Adamsville passed away on July 5, 2021 at the age of 77.  He was born in Fall River, Mass., in 1944.  He was the son of the late Joseph J. McGee and Antoinette (Levesque) … more
Elizabeth “Beth” Shaw (95) of Westport, Mass. and formerly from Barrington and Bristol, RI, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, May 23, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She … more
George A. Yeomans, 80, of Westport Point and Rehoboth, Mass., passed away on May 27, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife Joanne and his sisters Laura Day and John Guest of Norwich, Vt., and … more
Joseph P. Quint Jr., 84, of Westport, passed away at home on Thursday, May 27, 2021, following a long illness. He was the husband of the late Jane (Hansen) Quint. Mr. Quint was born in St. Louis, … more
Claire C. Boulay, 90, of Somerset, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021, at Clifton Rehabilitation Nursing Center following a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Francis and Jeannette … more
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