2017-12-14 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Dorothy E. Allhands, 95, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 8, 2017. She was the wife of the late Byron T. Allhands. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church.

Karen Kannenberg Biestek, 57, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 8, 2017. She was the wife of David Biestek. Her funeral service will be Saturday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m., with a blessing of her ashes at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Campus, 109 Goodwill Ave., Meriden, CT.

Ronald Ward Bulk, 73, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 10, 2017. He was the husband of the late Nan Bulk. Calling hours will be Thursday, Dec. 14, from 4- 7 p.m. at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. His funeral service will be Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Middletown.

Robert Costa, 76, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 6, 2017. He was the husband of Ruth A (Botelho) Costa.

Margaret Loretta (Peggy) Fagan 94, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 9, 2017. She was the wife of the late James P. Fagan.

Leon Palmer Jr., 70, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 6, 2017. He was the husband of Eileen (Tingley) Palmer. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. A celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2018.

Lacie Charlotte (Johnson) Parks, 100, of Newport passed away Dec. 3, 2017 at Royal Middletown Nursing Center.

Raymond Arthur “Ray” Pratt, 97, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 8, 2017 at the John Clarke Retirement and Nursing Center. He was the husband of the late Josephine Jenny “Jo” (Mo) Pratt. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. at St Lucy’s Church.

Cathleen Sweeney Speer, 86, of Newport, passed away Dec. 8, 2017.

Gordon H. Spingler, 78, of Provincetown and formerly Newport, passed away Dec. 6, 2017. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. A remembrance gathering of friends and family will be held in the spring.

Charles M. Sullivan III, 60, formerly of Newport, passed away Dec. 9, 2017. He was the husband of Colleen Bohan Sullivan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church.

Jean C. (Nicholson) Winthrop, 90, Middletown, passed away Dec. 6, 2017 at Village House Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Winthrop. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Lucy’s Church.

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