2017-06-01 / Obituaries


Linda Priscilla Cook, 72, of Portsmouth, passed away May 24, 2017. Calling hours are Friday, June 2, from 11 a.m.-noon, at the Memorial Funeral Home. Her funeral will be June 2, at noon, at the Memorial Funeral Home with burial to follow at St. Mary's Churchyard, Portsmouth.

Joanne Lindsey Corr, 59, of Newport, passed away May 28, 2017 after a five-year battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late James Michael Corr. Calling hours are Thursday, June 1, from 4-7 p.m. at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be June 2, at 10 a.m. at Jesus Savior Church.

William R. Mershon, 93, of Portsmouth, passed away April 28, 2017. He was the companion of Joan R. Hopper. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 10, 2:00 pm, at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Rd, Middletown.

Sylvia “Saucy” Stoun Mureddu, 96, passed May 25, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late Michael L. Mureddu of Newport and the late Meyer J. Stoun. Her career spanned 70 years of entertaining as a piano player, singer, and comedian, and humorist under her stage name “Miss Saucy Sylvia.”

Anthony S. Raffa, 97, of Middletown, passed away May 30, 2017 at Silver Creek Manor in Bristol. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Murphy) Raffa.

Bertha (Jung) Semenec, 93, of Middletown passed away May 29, 2017 at Royal Middletown Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Antone Semenec.

Marcia (Brunini Truite) Hanson, 69, passed away May 28, 2017 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. Her funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 3, at 10 a.m. in St. Barnabas Church, Portsmouth.

Thomas ‘Tommy’ Winkler, 54, of Newport, passed away May 23, 2017.

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