2015-12-10 / Obituaries

Recent Deaths

Joseph Jesse Cabral Jr., 75, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 5, 2015 at Crestwood Nursing & Convalescent Home of Warren. He leaves behind his wife Anita (Medeiros) Cabral, his children Carolyn Sherman (Frank) and Joseph J. Cabral III, three grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906.

John S. Dugan Jr. 68, of Newport, passed away Dec. 2, 2015. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps which included a tour in Germany. Donations in his memory may be made to the James L. Maher Center, P.O. Box 4390, Middletown, RI 02842.

Arlene Goguen, 94, recently of Portsmouth and a longtime resident of New Bedford and South Dartmouth, passed away Dec. 7, 2015. She was the widow of the late Leo A. Goguen. She leaves behind her two daughters, Leslie Smith (Brian) of Portsmouth and Patricia Spaeth (Ronald) of Montana, four grandsons, and six great-grandchildren. A private memorial Mass will be held at St. Barnabas Catholic Church at a later date.

Marta M. Murphy, 94, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 3, 2015. She was the wife of the late Francis P. Murphy. Donations in her memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties Hospice, P.O. Box 690, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Eliza Virginia (Bigliety) Sullivan, of Newport and Middletown, passed away Dec. 3, 2015. She was 100 years and 13 days old. She was the wife of the late Alexander MacLean Bigliety, Jr. and the late John Joseph Sullivan. She leaves behind two daughters, Beverly Virginia Bigliety Paschoal, of Middletown, and Gail Margaret Sullivan Holmes, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter. She was also the mother of the late Robert MacLean Bigliety.Calling hours will be Friday, Dec. 11, from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. Her funeral will be Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Donations in her memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 4 Everett St., Newport, RI 02840; Edward King House, 35 King St., Newport, RI 02840; or Middletown Senior Center, 650 Green End Ave., Middletown, RI 02840.

Christopher T. Wolz, 45, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 6, 2015 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. Donations in his memory may be made to Philip Hulitar Center, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.

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