2016-09-29 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Francis Thomas Best Jr., 83, of Bristol, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away Sept. 27, 2016 at Newport Hospital. He leaves behind his wife Mary Anne (Mac- Donald) Best and daughter, Kathryn Anne Best, of Portsmouth. Calling hours will be Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4-7 p.m. in the Connors Funeral Home. His funeral will be Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, Portsmouth. Donations in his memory may be made to the Rhode Island Veterans Home Fund, 480 Metacom Ave., Bristol, RI 02809.

Edward G. Coderre, 84, of Portsmouth, passed away Sept. 21, 2016 at Silver Creek Manor, Bristol. He leaves behind his wife, Wanda (Perkowski) Coderre , and sons, Peter Coderre ( Jeanne) of Virginia and Edward Coderre (Diana) of Middletown. He was a U.S. Marine veteran and was awarded a Purple Heart. Donations in his memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 37258 Alexandria Pike, Cold Springs, KY 41076.

Dorothy R. “Mickey” Hausen, 95, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away Sept. 26, 2016 at the Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late George S. Hausen. Services were private.

Brian J. LaBonte, 56, of Newport, passed away Sept. 23, 2016 at Heatherwood Nursing Center, Newport. Donations in his memory may be made to the James L. Maher Center, P.O. Box 4390, Middletown, RI 02842.

Mary A. Mathis (Lisowski), 61, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 22, 2016 after a battle against cancer. She leaves behind her husband, John Mathis, and her daughters, Kimberly Mathis and Katlynn Mathis. Services were private. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Hermina “Minnie” E. (Lopes) Medeiros, 92, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 20, 2016 at the Village House, Newport. She was the wife of the late Joseph C. Medeiros. Donations in her memory may be made to the James L. Maher Center, 120 Hillside Ave., Newport, RI 02840.

Maureen H. Scott passed away Sept. 18, 2016 at home in Portsmouth. She was the wife of John Sneddon. Services were private.

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