2017-08-24 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Annette Marie Bosia 79, of Middletown, passed away Aug. 21, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and dementia. She was the wife of the late Albert H. Silvia and former spouse to the late Henry A. Lacerda Sr.

Sheila Hayes Coughlin, 64, of Haverhill, Mass., formerly of Newport, passed away Aug. 22, 2017. She was the wife of David Coughlin. Calling hours will be Friday, Aug. 25, from 4-7 p.m. at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Aug. 26 at St. Mary’s Church, Newport.

Robert John Delehanty Jr., 91, of Newport, passed away Aug. 18, 2017 at Village House Nursing Home. He was the husband of Philomena (McKenna) Delehanty. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II.

Raymond F. Gomes, 71, of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. 18, 2017. He was the husband of Cathyanne (Moniz) Gomes.

Mary Jane (Beattie) Graf, 88, of Middletown, passed away Aug. 18, 2017. She was the wife of Dr. Charles H. Graf.

Gregory James Harry Mellekas, 57, of Newport, passed away suddenly on Aug. 14, 2017. He was the husband of Maria (Koukouta) Mellekas. He leaves behind his children, James, Efstratia “Toula” and Asimakis “Asi” Mellekas, all of Newport. He was a 1980 graduate of Johnson and Wales School of Culinary Arts. In 1982, he along with his brother Steve opened and operated Mel’s Cafenio.

Glenna Turner, 67, passed away Aug. 15, 2017, after a long struggle with cancer.

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