2014-01-03 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Marie-Louise Betty, 96, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 30, 2013, at Village House, Newport. She was the wife of the late James E. Betty and the late Richard Campbell. Donations in her memory may be made to the Robert Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.

John Archibold van Beuren, 81, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 23, 2013. He was the husband of Happy van Beuren. He served in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corp. He will be remembered most notably for his philanthropic vision, humble spirit, and charitable gestures. A memorial will be held in January. Donations in his memory may be made to the Naval War College Foundation.

William Taylor Fowler, 86, of Newport, passed away Dec. 26, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Astrid I. Fowler. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. His funeral will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. at Trinity Church, Newport. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, alzfdn.org or 322 Ace Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Michael John Hattub, 84, of Newport, passed away on Dec. 26, 2013. He was the husband of Diane (Driscoll) Hattub. He was the owner of the Tavern on Memorial Boulevard from 1958-2004. Donations in his memory may be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs, 57 Church St., Newport, RI 02840.

Anne Frances Blain Kluth, 87, of Newport, passed away Dec. 31, 2013, at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late William A. Kluth. She is survived by her daughter Sharon Dwyer, and her son William F. Kluth, both of Middletown, and several grandchildren. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4 at noon at St. Joseph Church.

Henry Liiv, 80, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 27, 2013 unexpectedly at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Tiina Liiv. A memorial service will be held in the spring.

Marion B. (Sickinger) Munch, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 27, 2013 at the Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Frank Robert Munch. She leaves behind her son, Richard Munch and his wife of Portsmouth, and her daughter Ruth Boehne and her husband of Pennsylvania. Donations in her memory may be made to the Portsmouth Historical Society, 870 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Renee T. Silvester, 99, of Palm beach Gardens, passed away Dec. 19, 2013. She was the wife of the late Arthur Silvester. With her husband, she was instrumental in the development and running of the Jai Alai frontons in West Palm Beacch, Daytona, Fla., and Newport. She leaves behind her daughter Diane Hurley of Jamestown and her son Arthur. A celebration of her life was held in West Palm Beach.

Shirley M. (Henrique) Sylvia, 84, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 23, 2013. She was the wife of the late Thomas A. Sylvia. She leaves behind her children, JoAnn DerManouelian, David Farias and Thomas M. Sylvia all of Portsmouth. Donations in her memory can be made to the Altar Guild Fund of St. Paul’s Church, 2679 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871.

William Frederick Watson Jr., 64, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 28, 2013 at home. He was the husband of Meri (Chorey) Watson. He also leaves his son William III and his wife of Portsmouth, and several grandchildren. Visiting hours will be Friday, Jan. 3 from 4-7 p.m. at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Jan. 4 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 59 Washington St., Newport. Donations in his memory may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 61 Poplar St., Newport, RI 02840.

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