2017-01-26 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Ronald Dario Bacchiocchi, 71, of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 20, 2017. He leaves behind his daughter, Alixandra Gifford (Tucker), of Newport and a granddaughter. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Ann’s Cemetery, 73 Church St., Cranston, RI. Donations in his memory may be made to the Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.

Howard S. Hench Jr., 92, of Middletown, passed away Jan. 22, 2017. He was the husband of the late Patricia L. (McFalls) Hench. He leaves behind his son, Timothy Hench (Victoria), of Middletown. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Services are private.

Colleen A. (Phelan) McRoy, 74, of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 17, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She leaves behind her husband, Jimmy D. McRoy, two sons, and two grandchildren.

Alverna Pauline Olson, 94, passed away Jan. 15, 2017 at the Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newport. She leaves behind her son, Donald Olson (Susan), of Portsmouth.

Michael Angelo Ribera, 65, of Fla. and formerly of Newport, passed away Jan. 18, 2017. A memorial service is planned for Thursday, Feb. 2, from 4 - 7 p.m. at the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home.

Gerald H. Schryver, 86, of Newport, passed away Jan. 11, 2017 at Heatherwood Nursing Home, Newport.

Dennis Arthur Shea, 75, passed away Jan. 21, 2017 at Newport Hospital. He leaves behind his wife, Arlene (Park) Shea, two daughters, and four grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to the Building Fund or St. Vincent de Paul at St. Joseph's Church, 5 Mann Ave., Newport, RI 02840.

John S. Silvia, 95, of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 17, 2017 at Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. He leaves behind his wife, Alexandria (Morris) Silvia; children, Ronnie Silvia (Doris) of Portsmouth, Leonard Silvia (Prudy) of Middletown, and John Silvia (Carol) of Fla.; four stepchildren; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was buried with military honors.

Florence Twomey, 92, of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 18, 2017 at Royal Middletown Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late William Earl Twomey, CWO, USN (Ret). She leaves behind four children and five grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to Royal Middletown Nursing Center (Forest Farm), 193 Forest Ave., Middletown, RI 02842.

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