2015-07-02 / Obituaries


Louis A. Bellagamba, 83, of Middletown, passed away June 27, 2015. He was the husband of Mary A. (Lozito) Bellagamba. He leaves behind his eight children Paul Bellagamba (Laurie) of Conn., Barbara Bellagamba of Tiverton, Mary Lynn Adkins of Portsmouth, Joanne Bellagamba of Newport, Nancy Barruetabena (Joseba) of Middletown, Ellen Bellagamba Fucile (Edward) of Portsmouth, Gina Banks (Timothy) of Portsmouth and John Bellagamba of Middletown and 26 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, July 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Newport.

Kathleen Ann Child, 65, of Tiverton, passed away June 24, 2015 after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was the wife of Dr. Robert Child. Donations in her memory may be made to Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers at monkeyhelpers.org.

Mark Gruchy, 58, of Middletown, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Newport Hospital. He leaves behind his wife Karen (Drabic) Gruchy and daughter Jamie Anderson. He was a U.S. Marine veteran and served in Vietnam.

James Richard Johnsen, 67, of Portsmouth, passed away June 24, 2015 at home, surrounded by family. He leaves behind his daughter Kimberlee Johnsen- Smith (Brian), of Newport, a stepson, Charles Sidell and two grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to Emmanuel Church, 40 Dearborn St., Newport, RI 02840, or to the Artillery Company of Newport, 23 Clark St., Newport, RI 02840.

Brogan Clifford Rodrigues, born on June 11, 2015, passed away June 29, 2015. He was the son of Brian and Jamie Rodrigues. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 3, at 10 a.m. at Jesus Saviour Church. Donations in his memory may be made to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Society, Jesus Savior Conference, 1 Vernon Ave., Newport, RI 02840.

Theodore Neale Rosser Jr., 74, of Portsmouth, passed away June 29, 2015 after a brief illness. He was the husband of Gloria “Bo” Jeffers Rosser. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He leaves behind two children and six grandsons. Calling hours will be Thursday, July 2, from 5 -8 p.m. at Connors Funeral Home. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Portsmouth, on Friday, July 3, at 10 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Friends Church, Middletown. Donations in his memory may be made to Insight for Living Ministries, P.O. Box 5000, Frisco, TX 75034.

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