2016-02-18 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Alice (Lindh) Baxter, 95, of Portsmouth, passed away Feb. 11, 2016 at Forest Farm Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late John E. Baxter. She leaves behind three children, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. All services are private. Donations in her memory may be made to Forest Farm Activities Fund, 193 Forest Ave., Middletown, RI 02842.

Timothy J. Brennan, 69, of Middletown, passed away Feb. 11, 2016 at Newport Hospital. He leaves behind his wife, Judith Ford Brennan; his daughters, Melissa Rose Quinlan (Jim), Katherine Brennan, and Kristin Brennan, all of Middletown, and daughter of the heart, Taylor Sabatino of Warwick; and two grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Sibley (Radecky) Eidimtas, 74, of Portsmouth, passed away Feb. 10, 2016 at Silver Creek Manor of Bristol. She was the wife of Ronald Eidimtas of Portsmouth. She was a longtime member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Middletown.

Gary M. Garabedian, 61, passed away Feb. 14, 2016. A visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9 – 9:30 a.m. with his funeral to follow at the Memorial Funeral Home. Donations in his memory may be made to James L. Maher Center, P.O. Box 4390, Middletown, RI 02842.

William J. Kerins, 78, of Burlington, Mass., formerly of Newport, passed away Feb. 5, 2016. He leaves behind his wife, Irina Tapia- Kerins. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Augustin Church, 2 Eastnor Road, Newport, RI 02840.

Howard Little Jr., 87, of Fort Worth, formerly of Newport, passed away Feb. 3, 2016. He leaves behind his wife, Lois Jean, two children, four grandchildren

and several family members including brother, Ronald Little of Newport.

Pauline G. (Fonseca) O’Brien, 84, of Portsmouth, passed away Feb. 10, 2016 at St. Elizabeth’s Manor, Bristol. She was the wife of the late James “Eddy” O’Brien. She leaves behind her children, Debra Faryniarz (Larry), Susan O’Brien, Eddie O’Brien (Linda Layman), Dorothy O’Brien (St. Pierre) and Todd Wroe, Kathleen O’Brien, and Michael O’Brien (Teresa), all of Portsmouth, and Janet O’Brien (Scott Szafir) of Tiverton; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Donations in her name may be made to St. Elizabeth Manor, Memory Care Unit, One Dawn Hill Road, Bristol, RI 02809.

Jess W. Saur, 80, of Middletown, passed away Feb. 12, 2016 after a short battle with vasculitis. He leaves behind his wife, Gunnel, his

daughter and son, and two grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years and retired as a Chief Boatswain’s Mate. A private service will be held at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter. Donations in his memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

Paula S. Thomas, 98, of Middletown, passed away Feb. 12, 2016 at Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late William Prosser and the late George D. Thomas. She leaves behind four children, eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Portsmouth United Methodist Church. Donations in her memory may be made to the Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2732 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

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