2016-06-02 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Betty Jean Archer, 70, of Portsmouth, passed away May 21, 2016, at home after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She leaves behind her husband, John Archer, two sons, Anthony Amaio (Jennifer) of Portsmouth, Albert Amaio, Jr., and five grandchildren. A memorial service in Connecticut will be announced at a later date. Donations in her name may be made to Hospice at Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Ruth Y. Biello, 94, of Newport, passed away May 28, 2016 at Newport Hospital, after a short illness. She was the wife of the late Dominick A. Biello. She leaves behind her children Stephen Biello of Newport, David Biello (Stephanie) of Portsmouth, Lia Biello of Newport, and three grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County, 95 Church St., Newport, RI 02840.

Margaret D. Boiani, 78, of Portsmouth, passed away May 30, 2016 at Newport Hospital. She leaves behind her husband, Robert J. Boiani, and her children, Albert Boiani (Andrea) of Newport, Ann Marie Greenman (Larry) of Portsmouth, Denise Boiani-Moyers (Bill) of Texas, Dianne Reed of Newport, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Donations in her name may be made to Hope Health Hospice of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.

Kathleen (Arnau) Cicilline, 68, passed away on May 26, 2016. She leaves behind her six children, 12 grandchildren, and former husband, J. Clement Cicilline. Donations in her memory may be made to Saint Vincent DePaul Society, St. Joseph’s Church, Broadway, Newport, RI 02840

Gilda DeCosta, 88, of Portsmouth, passed away suddenly May 25, 2016. She was the wife of the late Theodore E. DeCosta. Donations in her memory may be made to the Vasco da Gama Portuguese/American Society, 15 Fenner Ave., Newport, RI 02840.

Rachel St. Jean, 65, of Newport, passed away May 23, 2016 surrounded by her loving family, after a battle with cancer. She leaves behind her husband, Ronn St. Jean, and her son, Jeffrey St. Jean (Lindsay). Donations in her memory may be made to Newport Hospital Foundation, 11 Friendship St., Newport, RI 02840.

Robert P. Marks, 69, of Newport, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at Newport Hospital. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He leaves behind four sons and his former wife, Jean Steinhouse. He was buried with military honors in Exeter.

Helen “Bunnie” F. Quinn, 71, of Newport, passed away May 29, 2016 after a five month battle with brain cancer. She leaves behind her daughter Tara Reilly (Andrew) and two grandchildren. Her funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Newport. Donations in her memory may be made to Lucy’s Hearth, 913 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842.

Ernest (“Ernie”) J. Rossi Jr., 82, of Newport, passed away May 10, 2016 at Village House. He was a U.S. Marine veteran and served during the Korean War. He leaves behind his four children and six grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Newport. Donations in his memory may be made to Village House Activities Fund, 70 Harrison Ave., Newport, RI 02840.

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