2017-06-22 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Francis J. Busher, 74, of Portsmouth, passed away June 16, 2017, after a three-year battle with cancer. He was the husband of Deborah H. Busher.

James Peter Casey, 92, of Newport, passed away June 13, 2017 at Newport Hospital. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. His medals include six Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for Bravery. He leaves behind his wife, Audrey J. Casey and their 10 children.

Veronica “Ronnie” Devlin, 88, of Middletown, passed away June 16, 2017. She was the wife of the late H. James Devlin. A memorial service will be held July 7, in the St. George’s School Chapel at 11:30 a.m.

Colette (Gendreau) Kehew, 83, of Portsmouth, passed away June 19, 2017. She was the wife of Peter Kehew. Visiting hours will be Thursday June 22, from 4-7 p.m. at the Connors Funeral Home. Burial will be private.

Thomas H. Levesque III, 40, of Portsmouth, passed away unexpectedly at home on June 14, 2017. He was the son of Susan and Thomas Levesque Jr.

Patricia A. Oldham, 83, of Middletown, passed away June 19, 2017 at Royal Middletown Nursing Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Walter J. Oldham Jr. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at the Connors Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. in St. Christopher’s Church, 1554 Main Road, Tiverton.

Judith (Connolly) Smeltz, 71, of Newport, passed away June 16, 2017.

Daniel Arthur Sowers, 78, of Newport, passed away June 10, 2017 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Mary (Souza) Sowers.

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