2017-06-29 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Rita Doris Appleby, 80, of Portsmouth, passed away June 20, 2017, at the Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of Jack Appleby.

Richard Mead Atwater “Chip” Benson, 73, photographer, printer, author, inventor, and teacher, passed away June 22, 2017. He was the husband of Barbara Benson. Among his numerous honors, he received two fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Rhode Island Governor’s Medal for the Arts, and a MacArthur Foundation fellowship. A memorial service will take place in the fall.

John J Bird, 80, of Newport, passed away June 24, 2017. He was the husband of Joan Bird. His funeral service will be Monday, July 3, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish Church.

Louis D. Costa, 93, of Middletown, passed away June 22, 2017 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Maria Costa.

Christopher W. Kelly, 56, passed away June 27, 2017 at Newport Hospital. Calling hours will be Friday, June 30, from 4-7 p.m. at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be July 1, at 10 a.m. at St. Augustin’s Church.

Journey Moana Lantigua, 1 day old, of Newport, passed away June 23, 2017. She was the daughter of Cassandra C. Williams and father John A. Lantigua.

John L. McCauley Jr., 86, of Newport, passed away June 20, 2017. He was the husband of Geraldine M. McCauley.

Ronald Miller, 76, of Middletown, passed away June 24, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. Calling hours will be Saturday, July 1, from 10-11:30 a.m., at the Mt. Zion AME Church, followed by a celebration of his life at noon.

Constance L. Simmons, 84, of Portsmouth, passed away June 22, 2017. She was the wife of Christopher Simmons.

Paul Sullivan, 73, of Newport, passed away June 22, 2017.

Paula Mills Washburn, 75, of Newport, passed away June 24, 2017. She was the wife of Kenneth W. Washburn. A Mass in celebration of her life will be Saturday, July 8, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Salve Regina University.

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