2017-01-05 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Ida C. Almeida, 85, of Newport, formerly of Middletown, passed away Dec. 27, 2016 at the Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newport. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Lucy’s Church.

Valerie Ann (Robinson) Druken, 63, of Newport, passed away Dec. 30, 2016 at home. She leaves behind her husband, Patrick, and five daughters. Donations in her memory may be made to Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Road, Newport, RI 02840.

Juanito M. Egano Jr., 65, of Newport, passed away Jan. 3, 2017 at Newport Hospital. He leaves behind his wife, Benita (Abua) Egano; his children, Jerome Egano (Rebecca) of Middletown and Lally Jadion (Venancio) of Newport; and two grandchildren. Calling hours will be Thursday, Jan. 5, from 4-8 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Jan. 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Newport.

Norma (Clow) Greene, 88, of Newport, passed away Jan. 2, 2017 at home in Newport. She leaves behind her husband, Rev. Everett Greene, three children, and eight grandchildren. Her funeral service will be Saturday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m., in St. Columba Berkley Memorial Chapel, Middletown. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Columba Berkley Memorial Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, RI 02842.

Mary “Ann” Hall, 73, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 28, 2016 at the Grand Islander Nursing Home, Middletown. She leaves behind two children. A memorial service will be held in May. Donations in her memory may be made to Visiting Nurses of Newport and Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Maureen F. (Knowles) LaChance, 63, of Newport, passed away Jan. 3, 2017. She was the wife of the late Raymond LaChance. She leaves behind her daughter, Regina La- Chance (Jeremiah Nippert) of Newport. Calling hours will be Sunday, Jan. 8, from 3 - 6 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. in St. Augustin’s Church.

Arthur A. Medeiros, 89, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 31, 2016 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Alice (Miller). He leaves behind his wife, Blanche (Nunes) Moniz Medeiros, two daughters, three stepchildren, two grandsons, 12 step grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to Middletown Rescue Wagon Fund, 239 Wyatt Road, Middletown, RI 02842.

Virginia W. Mendonca, 100, of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 2, 2017 at home. Calling hours will be Friday, Jan. 6, from 4-8 p.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Jan. 7 in Jesus Saviour Church. Donations in her memory may be made to the Jesus Saviour Church, Maintenance Fund, 509 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840.

Edna N. North, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 28, 2016 at home. She was the wife of the late Arthur S. North. She leaves behind four children and four granddaughters.

Josephine Jenny “Jo” (Mo) Pratt, 94, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 28, 2016 at the John Clarke Retirement & Nursing Center, Middletown. She leaves behind her husband, Ray, three children, three grandsons, and two great-granddaughters. Funeral services were private. Donations in her memory may be made to the Resident Activity Fund, John Clarke Retirement & Nursing Center, 600 Valley Road, Middletown, RI 02842.

Dorothy A. Ribeiro, 82, of Newport, passed away Dec. 27, 2016 at Heatherwood Nursing and Subacute Center, Newport.

Olive Jean Whitaker Rudd, 93, of Newport, passed away Dec. 27, 2016 at home. She was the wife of the late Roger Rudd and mother of the late John Rudd. She leaves behind four children and 13 grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Augustin’s Church, with a reception to follow at the Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall. Donations in her memory may be made to the Hibernian Scholarship Fund, 2 Wellington Ave., Newport, RI 02840.

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