2015-03-26 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Kathleen A. (Augustus) Christie, 88, of Middletown, passed away March 15, 2015 at Grand Islander Health Care Center Middletown. She was the wife of the late William James Christie. She leaves behind her daughter Karen-Lee Kenyon of Newport. Donations in her memory may be made to Grand Islander Resident Activities, 333 Green End Ave., Middletown, RI 02842.

Alice L. Erickson, 83, of Newport, passed away March 23, 2015. She was the wife of the late John C. Erickson. She leaves behind two sons and two grandsons. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 27, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street. Calling hours will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to the Cluny School, 75 Brenton Road, Newport, RI 02840.

Leah C. Ploutz, 34, of Portsmouth, passed away March 23, 2015 after a battle with colon cancer. She was the wife of David Ploutz. She leaves behind two children. Calling hours are Thursday, March 26, from 4 -8 p.m. at O’Neill Hayes Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 27, at the Atlantic Beach Club from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Allan Schweber, 59, of Bethesda, Maryland, formerly of Newport, passed away March 18, 2015. He leaves behind his parents, Saul and Bernice Schweber of Newport. Donations in his memory may be made to Touro Synagogue, 85 Touro St., Newport, RI 02840.

Catherine “Cass” Elizabeth (Hegarty) Shoppell, 80, of Newport, passed away March 22, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Care Center, Providence. She was the wife of Samuel J. Shoppell Jr. She leaves behind eight children and 19 grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906.

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