2014-10-09 / Obituaries


Renata Martha Adams, 84, of Newport, passed away Oct. 6, 2014. A celebration of life service will be Saturday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. A pre-service gathering will begin at 10 a.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the MLK Center of Newport, mlkcenter.org.

Geraldine H. Brain (Gerry), 88, of Portsmouth, passed away Oct. 5, 2014. She was the wife of the late Frederick L. Brain. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Patrick M. Dugan, 65, of Newport passed away Oct. 2, 2014. He was the husband of Elizabeth “Lisa” Nocon. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during Vietnam. He worked in the bar and restaurant business in Newport for more than 40 years and had been the proprietor of the former Cafe 200 (now the Parlor) for the past 23 years. Donations in his memory may be made to Sail Newport, 60 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, RI 02840.

James Mellekas, 88, of Middletown, passed away Oct. 3, 2014 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Efstratia “Toula” (Sologiozy) Mellekas. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II. He was an owner of Newport’s Paradise Lounge and the Odyssey Restaurant. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 427, Newport, RI 02840.

William F. Nolan, 65, of North Kingstown, formerly of Newport, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 5, 2014 at Kent County Hospital. He was the father of Audra L. Nolan of Middletown and the former husband and good friend of LeEtta Nolan of Middletown. The family will hold a private ceremony on a later date at Emmanuel Church.

Complete obituary notices available for a nominal fee. For more information, call 847-7766, ext. 105

Return to top