2015-02-26 / Obituaries


Charles L. Blair, 70, of Newport, passed away on Feb. 20, 2015 at home. He is survived by his daughters, Heather Schneider of South Kingstown and Elena Transue of Middletown, and four grandchildren. Burial will be on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. in the Rhode Island Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Exeter. Donations may be made in his memory to any charity.

Jeannette E. Collard, 96, passed away Feb. 18, 2015 at the Village House Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Adelard R. Collard. She leaves behind two daughters, Karen Giblin and Linda Pierce, both of Portsmouth. She also leaves behind four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Barbara Anne (Hale) Ford, 92, of Middletown, passed away, Feb. 18, 2015 at Grand Islander Health Care Center of Middletown. She was the wife of the late J.D. Ford. She leaves behind four children, 10 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren.

Francis Kenneth Murphy, 88, formerly of Portsmouth and Middletown, passed away Feb. 23, 2015 at the Warren Skilled Nursing Center. He served in the Navy during WWII. He is survived by his sister, Phyllis Chrupcala of Westport, Mass. Calling hours will be Thursday, Feb. 26, 9:30-10 a.m. at Connors Funeral Home, Portsmouth, with a prayer service at 10 a.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Gilbert-Burton VFW Post 4487, 52 Underwood St., Middletown, RI 02842.

Lela Patricia Wyres, 89, of Newport, passed away Feb. 18, 2015. She was the wife of the late Jerry J. Wyres. She is survived by her daughter Diana, son Anthony, six grandchildren, and five greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by daughters Karen and Kimberly. Burial will be in the spring. Donations in her memory may be made to the James L. Maher Center, P.O. Box 4390, Middletown, RI 02842.

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