2016-12-29 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Sean Patrick Andrews, 39, of Newport, passed away Dec. 16, 2016. He was the husband of Lauren Hunt. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Robert Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.

Sheila A. Dennis, 77, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 26, 2016. She leaves behind her husband, John F. “Frank” Dennis, and her children, Debbie Anthony (Jack), of Middletown, Claudia Dennis (Andy Gillespie), of Fla., and Lisa Guillemette (Jerry) of Tiverton. Services will be private. Donation in her memory may be made to VNS Hospice of Newport & Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Stephen P. Ford Sr., 65, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 20, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He leaves behind his wife, Kimberly (Boughton) Ford; his children, Leigh Ann Ford of Middletown and Stephen P. Ford Jr. of North Kingstown; and two grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to the James L. Maher Center, P.O. Box 4390, Middletown.

Barbara M. (Mattox) Reed, 66, of Newport, passed away Dec. 24, 2016 after her battle with liver cancer. She leaves behind her husband, Arthur L. Reed Jr., and son Alan Reed. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Dec. 29, from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. Donations in her memory may be made to the Northbound Pound Puppies, P.O. Box 4676, Middletown, RI 02842.

Catharine Hansell (Forbes) Ward, 76, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 14, 2016 at John Clarke Health Care Center, Middletown. She leaves behind her daughter Catharine Benzak (Chris) of Newport, and three grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to the Robert Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.

June (Blackwell) Whye, 58, of Warwick, formerly of Newport, passed away Dec. 18, 2016. She was the wife of the late Donald Whye. She leaves behind her children, Marie Monteiro and Steven Faison (Leticia) and five grandchildren.

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