Joan G. Heald, 81, of Newport, passed away March 12, 2017 at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Providence. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, Portsmouth.
Sarah E. Jenkins, 100, of Newport, passed away March 13, 2017 at Village House Nursing Home, Newport. Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 10 a.m.- noon, in Evangelical Friends Church 70 Bliss Mine Road in Newport. Her funeral service will be held at noon.
Joan M. Kardel, 59, of Middletown passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. Funeral services were private.
John Lyle Lafferty, 92, of Newport, passed away at Newport Hospital. He was husband of Cynthia T. (Hutton) Lafferty. His funeral will be held on Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m. at the Weekapaug Chapel, 106 Noyes Neck Road, Westerly.
Mary Theresa (Silvia) Leyden, 94, of Middletown, passed away March 9, 2017 at Village House Nursing Home, Newport. She was the wife of the late Thomas Leyden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 17, at 9 a.m. at St. Lucy’s Church.
Patricia (Teves) Marques Maida, 79, of Middletown, passed away March 10, 2017 at Newport Hospital.
Matthew Powell, 59, passed away March 8, 2017 after a struggle with cancer. He leaves his son, Tyler Lane of Texas, his sister Barbara Powell of Portsmouth, and brothers Chris Powell (Candy) of Jamestown, and Peter Powell of Calif. He will be interred in Cedar Cemetery in Jamestown. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of his life and talents on March 20, from 4-7 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 317 West Main Rd., Middletown.