2016-05-19 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Betty Lou Caldwell, 82, of Newport, passed away May 13, 2016 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late James Perry Caldwell. She leaves behind her children, James P. Caldwell Jr. of Va., Jeffrey Caldwell of Middletown, Bettina Strouble of S.C., Renee Caldwell of Newport, Terrance Caldwell of Tiverton, Dainard Caldwell of Alaska, Lance Caldwell of Newport, 15 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be Thursday, May 19, from 5-8 p.m. at Community Baptist Church, Newport. Her funeral will be May 20 at 11 a.m. at the Community Baptist Church.

Gail Anne (Carson) Chelf, 73, of Portsmouth, passed away May 10, 2016 at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. She leaves behind her husband, Norman F. Chelf, her step-children, George Chelf (Donna) of Portsmouth, Kathy Brown, and Chemayne Larsen (Doug), six grandchildren and ten greatgrandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association.

Helen Kantor Enger, 98, of Hatton, N.D., passed away May 17, 2016. She leaves behind her children, Filmore Enger (Kathleen), Wendy Enger, Deborah Enger and Sharon Pieschel (Paul); 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren, Colfax, Jack and Gabriel of Newport.

Kirk Edward Gienty, 60, of Portsmouth, passed away May 13, 2016 at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. He leaves behind his wife, Debra Ann (Cummings) Gienty, and daughter, Michaela Gienty. He was a U.S. Army and National Guard veteran. Calling hours will be Friday, May 20, from 3 - 6:30 p.m. at the Connors Funeral Home, Portsmouth, with a funeral service to follow at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations in his memory may be made to the Robert Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.

Marjorie “Peg” (Burgess) Gillis, 90, of Newport, passed away May 10, 2016 at home. She leaves behind her husband, Raymond Gillis, her daughters, Debra Perry of Newport, and Marjorie Gillis of North Providence, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Catherine Elsie Gray, 75, of Middletown, passed away May 12, 2016 at Newport Hospital. She leaves behind her husband, Manny Rodericks, her children, Ray (Carol) and Victoria Settle (Tom), all of Middletown, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to the Three Angels Fund, 594 Indian Ave., Middletown, RI 02842.

Kristen McEvoy, 46, of Portsmouth, passed away May 7, 2016 at home. She leaves behind her husband, James McEvoy, and her two sons, Cameron and Aidan. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Anthony Church, Portsmouth.

Cecile “Cis” Bernadette Caron MacDonald McKinney, 96, passed away on May 14, 2016 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Evan MacDonald and Edgar F. McKinney. She leaves behind her sons, Evan Jr. (Betty), John (Teresa), her stepdaughter, Joanne Upham (Louis), step-son, Ronald McKinney and family, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to Meals on Wheels of RI, 70 Bath St., Providence, RI 02908 or at rimeals.org.

Jeanne Nicholson, 79, of Newport, passed away May 7, 2016 at Grand Islander Center, Middletown. Donations in her memory may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Jesus Saviour Church.

Sheryl Rossman O’Loughlin, 49, of Middletown, passed away May 10, 2016. She was the wife of Thomas R. O’Loughlin. Donations in her memory may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Jesus Saviour Church.

Donald R. Winters, 78, of Middletown, passed away May 11, 2016 at John Clarke Nursing Center after a battle with leukemia. He leaves behind his wife, Amy E. (Turcotte) Winters, his children, Donald Winters Jr. of Newport, and Kathleen Bruneau (Kevin) of Middletown, and five grandsons. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842.

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