2016-11-10 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Francis M. Alves, 75, of Middletown, passed away Nov. 4, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He leaves behind his companion, Cinda Queener; his children, Jackie Toner (Dan) of Middletown, Shelly Delaney (Jim) of Middletown, and Michael Alves (Lisa) of Portsmouth; six grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren.

William Smith Bailey Jr., 85, of Middletown, passed away Nov. 6, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of the late Isabelle (Gardella) Bailey. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He served with the Middletown Fire Department for 26 years, retiring as a lieutenant. He leaves behind two children and three grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to the Tomorrow Fund, 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903.

Norman G. Pedro, 86, of Middletown, passed away Nov. 6, 2016. He leaves behind his wife, Mary A. (Rego) Pedro; four sons and one daughter, Russell Pedro (Barbara) of Newport, Rick Pedro of Warwick, Michael Pedro of Narragansett, Mary Beth Murphy (Thomas) of Middletown, and Stephen (Marcia) of N.H.; and four grandchildren. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Calling hours will be Friday, Nov. 11, from 4-7 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 at Jesus Saviour Church. Burial with Military Honors will be held following the service at St. Columba Cemetery, Browns Lane, Middletown. Donations in his memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Doris M. (Tobin) Silvia, 93, of Middletown, passed away Nov. 5, 2016. She was the wife of the late Christopher C. Silvia Jr. and the mother of the late Elizabeth Shea and Carol Barlow. She leaves behind six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be Friday, Nov. 11, from 10-11 a.m.; funeral services to immediately follow at the Memorial Funeral Home. Donations in her memory may be made to the Middletown Fire Department Relief Fund, 239 Wyatt Road, Middletown, RI 02842.

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