2014-02-21 / Obituaries

Byron E. Franklin, 84,

of Newport, passed away Feb. 12, 2014 at home surrounded by family. He was the husband of Roberta (Johnsen) Franklin. He joined the Navy in 1947 and had a career as a Navigator for over 28 years, retiring as Master Chief. Calling hours will be held on Friday, Feb. 21, from 4 - 7 p.m., in Hambly Funeral Home, “Brick House. His funeral will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. in Emmanuel Church. Donations in his memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871.

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