2016-04-28 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Lois Madelyn Chorey, 93, of Portsmouth, formerly of Middletown, passed away April 21, 2016. She was the wife of the late John Chorey. She leaves behind two children, four grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.

Donna Louise (Benard) Gayauski, 62, of Portsmouth, passed away April 19, 2016 at Mass General Hospital, Boston. She leaves behind her husband, Peter Gayauski, daughter Dawn Keys (Mark), and grandson Ryan Keys of Portsmouth.

Anne M. (Toner) Gomes, 73, of Newport, passed away April 26, 2016 at home. She leaves behind her children, Elizabeth Allan, Edward Gomes, Kevin Gomes, David Gomes, all of Newport, Rodney Gomes of Middletown, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to the Newport Fire Department Rescue Fund, 21 W. Marlborough St., Newport, RI 02840.

Maura Kelly Kehew, 59, of Middletown, passed away unexpectedly April 26, 2016. She leaves behind her husband, Michael P. Kehew, her three daughters Elizabeth Perry (Robert), Erin Kehew, and Brenna Sculley (Joseph), and two grandchildren, Isla and Gavin Perry. She was predeceased by her eldest daughter, Megan Baroni, and survived by her husband Roland Baroni. Calling hours will be Friday, April 29, from 3 -7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be April 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church, Middletown.

George R. Levesque, 55, passed away April 20, 2016. He served as state representative in the Rhode Island General Assembly for District 98 from 1999 – 2002. Donations in his memory may be made to James Maher Center, P.O. Box 4390, Middletown, RI 02842.

Mary Jean (Kelly) McKenna, 84, of Newport, passed away April 21, 2016 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert J. McKenna. She leaves behind her seven children, Margaret Enkler of Conn., Elizabeth McKenna of Pawtucket, Kelly, Mark, and Paul McKenna and Patricia MacDonald, all of Newport, and Raymond McKenna of Middletown, and ten grandchildren.

Frank Raposa, 96, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away April 21, 2016 at Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. He was the husband of the late Alice A. (Medeiros) Raposa. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in World War II. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Eugene “Joey” Sullivan Jr., 46, of Newport, passed away April 15, 2016 unexpectedly. Donations in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society of Rhode Island, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886.

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