2015-08-27 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Francoise L. Donovan (LaRue), 88, of Newport, passed away Aug. 18, 2015 at the Village House, Newport. She leaves behind her husband, Charles Donovan; her children, Dr. C. Kevin Donovan of Portsmouth, Jacques Donovan of N.Y., and Michelle Brennan of Newport; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to the Ancient Order of Hibernians, 2 Wellington Ave., Newport, RI 02840.

Stanley M. Farak, 69, of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. 22, 2015 at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He leaves behind his wife, Linda, and his daughters, Sonja Farak of Mass., and Amy Farak (John) of Portsmouth. A private burial service with full Military Honors will be held. Donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Joseph M. Martins, 59, of Newport, passed away Aug. 21, 2015 unexpectedly at home. Calling hours will be on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at Jesus Saviour Church at 11 a.m. on Aug. 28. Donations in his memory may be made to the Newport Rescue Wagon Fund, 21 W. Marlborough St., Newport, RI 02840.

Morrie P. Seiple, 93, of Middletown, passed away Aug. 19, 2015 at the John Clarke Nursing Center, Middletown. He was the husband of the late Dorothea Chambers Hill Seiple. He leaves behind his children, Norene Rickson of Newport and Bill Seiple (Maureen) of Middletown, two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840.

Arthur Francis Silvia, 95, of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. 21, 2015 at the John Clarke Nursing Center, Middletown. He leaves behind his wife, Vivian L. Silvia; his daughter, Karen Silvia; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was a World War II veteran. Donations in his memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Julita “Nellie” P. Soriano, 66, of Newport, passed away Aug. 19, 2015 at Newport Hospital. She leaves behind her husband, Lorino E. Soriano, MSC, USN, (Ret); her two sons, Johnny Soriano (Emma) of Newport, and Neil Soriano, IT1 USN; and two grandchildren. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28 at St. Lucy's Church, Middletown.

Robert Manuel Sousa, 85, of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. 19, 2015 at home. He leaves behind his wife, Marion G. (Melanson) Sousa, a son and two grandchildren. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He served with the Portsmouth Police Department for 35 years and was the first juvenile officer.

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