2015-06-04 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Emma “Sally” E. (Russell) Conner, 103, passed away May 31, 2015 at Forest Farm Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Llewellyn A. Conner. She is survived by her children, Michael Conner of Middletown, Kathleen Page and Deborah Stinton of Portsmouth, Russell Conner of Newport, and Mary Levrault of Somerset, Mass., 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild. Calling hours will be Friday, June 5, from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be June 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, Portsmouth. Donations in her memory may be made to the Forest Farm Activities Fund, 193 Forest Ave., Middletown, RI 02842.

Brian A. “Red Dog” Conners, 46, of Portsmouth, passed away at home on May 23, 2015. He leaves behind his son, Ethan Conners, of Kingston, R.I. Donations in his memory may be made to the Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, RI 02842.

Rachel Ann (Phifer) Davis, 102, of Middletown, passed away May 28, 2015 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Howard C. Davis. She leaves behind her daughter, Doris Jane Miller, of Middletown.

Elizabeth M. (Betty) Downes, 87, of Middletown, passed away May 28, 2015 at John Clarke Nursing Home, Middletown. Donations in her memory may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 42 Dearborn St., Newport, RI 02840.

J. Vincent Dugas, 82, of Portsmouth, passed away May 29, 2015. He was the husband of Patricia M. (Shonk) Stearn Dugas. Donations in his memory may be made to the Robert Potter League, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.

Emmanuel “Mike” Janaros, 99, of Newport, passed away June 1, 2015 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Mary Pappas Janaros. He leaves behind four children, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. In the early 1940s he opened the Star Lunch on Broadway. Calling hours will be Thursday, June 4, from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. A vigil will be held on Friday, June 5, at St. Spyridon’s Greek Orthodox Church from 10 – 11 a.m., his service will begin at 11 a.m.Donations in his memory may be made to the Philoptochos Society, P.O. Box 427, Newport, RI 02840.

Josephine Marie Mare, 90, of New Hampshire, formerly of Middletown, passed away May 24, 2015. She was a retired business teacher of 25 years at Middletown High School. Donations in her memory may be made to Newport Hospital Birthing Center, 11 Friendship St., Newport RI 02840, or newporthospital.org.

Iraida (Alvarez) Panela, 96, of Portsmouth, passed away June 1, 2015 at Warren Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Bob A. Panela. She leaves behind her daughter, Eneida DeJesus of Portsmouth. Calling hours will be Friday, June 5, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Connors Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be June 6 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906.

William Reagan, 75, of Newport, passed away at home with his family by his side on May 27, 2015. He was the husband of Shirley Coleman Reagan. He leaves behind a daughter, Shannon Reagan, of Middletown and two grandsons.

John Francis Sullivan, 81, of Newport, passed away May 26, 2015 at Village House Nursing Home of Newport. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving more than 20 years. Donations in his memory may be made to Beacon Hospice, 529 Main St., Suite 101, Charlestown, MA 02129.

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