2016-12-22 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Cassandra Leigh (Nelson) Fenn, 32, of Newport, passed away at home on Dec. 16, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. She was the wife of Earl “Buddy” F. Fenn III. Her funeral will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society of Rhode Island, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886.

Eskil F. Lindh, 100, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 14, 2016 at the RI Veterans Home. He was the husband of the late Sophie Lindh. He leaves behind two children, five grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to the Activities Department, Rhode Island Veterans Home, 480 Metacom Ave., Bristol, RI 02809.

Jeffrey Hall Little, 52, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 16, 2016. He was the father of Nicholas Little. He leaves behind his parents, four siblings and many nieces and nephews. Donations in his memory may be made to The Three Angels Fund, P.O. Box 4001, Middletown, RI 02842.

Nicholas R. Matarazzo, 90, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 16, 2016 at St. Clare Home. He was the husband of Gloria Matarazzo. He leaves behind his second wife, Elizabeth Sullivan, two children and seven grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Army and received many citations, including the Bronze Star. He also served on the New York City Police Department for 20 years. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Barbara Rainey, 70, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 13, 2016 at home. She leaves behind three children, Meredith and Kip Rainey (Christina), of Portsmouth, Megan Quiros of Fla., and six grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, c/o Team Babs/Meredith Rainey, 75 Park Ave., Portsmouth, RI 02871.

David L. VonDerfecht, 89, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 17, 2016 at the Grand Islander Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Marie Spero. He served in the U.S. Navy and was trained as a barber and a deep sea diver. He leaves behind his brother and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m. in Newport Memorial Park Cemetery, 123 Howland Avenue, Middletown.

Elizabeth D. (Hayes) Wallin, 75, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 14, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of C. Roger Wallin. She leaves behind her children, K. Erik Wallin (Carolyn), of Charlestown, RI, and Karen E. Bagley (John), of Portsmouth, and four grandsons. Donations in her memory may be made to Portsmouth Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Wagon Fund, P.O. Box 806, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Louise (Freitas) White, 84, passed away Dec. 16, 2016 at Village House Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Alfred C. White. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends. Burial will be in St. Columba's Cemetery in Middletown.

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