2016-09-01 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Virginia C. (Elshant) Carrellas, 93, of Newport, passed away Aug. 27, 2016 at St. Clare Home, Newport. She was the wife of the late Alfred J. Carrellas Sr. She leaves behind six children, 16 grandchildren, and seven greatgrandchildren.

Lucy Armoian Dunlea, 91, of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. 27, 2016. Calling hours will be Thursday, Sept. 1, from 4-6 p.m. at Connors Funeral Home, Portsmouth. Her funeral will be at 6 p.m. immediately following calling hours at the funeral home. Donations in her memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

William J. Hall, 78, of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. 19, 2016. He leaves behind his wife, Mary Ann (Crowell) Hall, and his children, Gregory Hall (Robin) of Portsmouth, and Gina Hall (partner, Sean Ray) of Wisc. He was a 25-year U.S. Army veteran. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, P.O. Box 690, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Lois “Loie” E. Kennedy Kessler, 82, of Newport, passed away Aug. 26, 2016. She was the wife of the late John (Jack) N. Kessler. Her funeral was held at Channing Memorial Church.

Thomas Riley Foster McComas, seven months, of Middletown, passed away Aug. 26, 2016 at Newport Hospital. He was the son of Jay Thomas Foster IV and Kaitlyn McComas. His funeral will be Thursday, Sept. 1, at 11 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home.

Margaret Ellen Avery Medeiros, 89, of Newport, passed away Aug. 24, 2016 at Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late George Michael Medeiros Sr. She leaves behind her children, Peter Medeiros of Middletown, Regina Medeiros of Newport, James Medeiros (Donna Jean) of Tiverton, George Medeiros Jr. of Calif., five grandchildren, and five greatgrandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to the Newport Rescue Wagon Fund, 21 W. Marlborough St., Newport, RI 02840.

Charles John Michael, 84, of Middletown, passed away Aug. 23, 2016. He leaves behind his wife, Agnes (Botelho) Michael, three daughters, and four grandchildren. He was a Korean War veteran. Calling hours will be Thursday, Aug. 25, from 4-7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Donations in his memory may be made to Visiting Nurses of Newport and Bristol Counties, Hospice Care Program, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Doris Carol Robinson, 91, of Middletown, passed away Aug. 20, 2016 at John Clarke Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late William H. Robinson Jr.

John Souza, 79, of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. 28, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital. He leaves behind his wife, Dorothy (Birkett) Souza, four children and five grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

John J. Sullivan, 59, of Wakefield, formerly of Newport, passed away unexpectedly at home Aug. 29, 2016. He leaves behind a son. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Augustin Church, Newport.

Ann K. (Dias) White, 97, of Newport, passed away Aug. 23, 2016. She was the wife of the late William E. White. Donations in her memory may be made to Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, P.O. Box 690, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

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