2015-03-05 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Donald E. “Blender” Bradford, 82, of Newport, passed away Feb. 25, 2015 at home. He was the husband of Zelma Y. (Rosemond) Bradford. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and buried with military honors. Donations in his memory may be made to the Community Baptist Church Building Fund, 50 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., Newport, RI 02840.

Michael W. Burke, 72, of Middletown, passed away Feb. 24, 2015 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Ann M. (Corriera) Burke. He also leaves behind his son Sean M. Burke, also of Middletown. He was an active member of the U.S. Marine Corps and a retired custodian for the Middletown School Department for 23 years. Donations in his memory may be made to the Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.

Harry A. Hargrove, 94, of Newport, passed away Feb. 26, 2015 at Heatherwood Nursing and Subacute Center of Newport. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II in Africa, Italy and Normandy, receiving the Purple Heart. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Thursday, March 5 at 11 a.m. in Newport Memorial Park.

George A. Ney, 84, of Middletown, passed away Feb. 28, 2015 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Marie (Emily) Ney. He also leaves behind his son Thomas Ney and his daughter Donna Bonnenfant, both of Middletown, and five grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Donations in his memory may be made to Horseplay Stables, P.O. Box 660, Exeter, RI 02822-1004.

Peggy Sue (Elliot) Potts, 74, of Portsmouth, passed away March 1, 2015 at home. She leaves behind her children, Timothy Potts, Sharon Booth, and Stephen Potts all of Portsmouth and Michele Perry of North Providence. Calling hours will be Sunday, March 8 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Connors Funeral Home.

Susan Jacobs Reidy, 61, of Newport, passed away Feb. 26, 2015 at home. She was the wife of Christopher Reidy. She also leaves behind two children. Donations in her memory may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Penn Plaza, Suite 1710, New York, NY 10122.

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