2016-05-26 / Obituaries


Manuel “Manny” Laureanno, 69, of Portsmouth, passed away unexpectedly on May 16, 2016. He leaves behind his children, Lisa Davis (Kenneth) and Robert Laureanno, a grandson, Mitchell Laureanno Lopes, and a former spouse, Chee Laureanno. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Calling hours are Friday, May 27, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Connors Funeral Home, Portsmouth. A memorial service will immediately follow at the funeral home.

Christine E. (Antonelli) Loffred, 93, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016. She was the wife of the late Joseph Loffredo, with whom she owned and operated Kristina Shoes on Bellevue Avenue for 30 years. She leaves behind her four children, Toni Paquette of Mass., Joseph Loffredo, Jr. of Portsmouth, Robert Loffredo of Barrington, and Kenneth Loffredo of Newport, along with their spouses, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to the Breast Cancer Care at Hudner Oncology, St. Anne’s Hospital, 795 Middle St., Fall River, MA, 02721.

Christine (DeCotis) Paquette, 67, of Warren, formerly of Newport, passed away May 19, 2016 after a battle with cancer. She leaves behind her three children, Andre Paquette of Newport, Danielle Gibbons (Jim) of Maryland, Jared Paquette (Kristi) of Mass., and four grandchildren. Donations in her name may be made to St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main St., Warren, RI 02885.

Frank R. “Dutch” Strawbridge, 84, of Newport, passed away May 16, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran. His Celebration of Life will be Sunday, May 29, at 1 p.m. at Hambly Funeral Home. Donations in his memory may be made to Recovery Ministry, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., Newport, RI 02840.

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