2017-09-28 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Donald P. Ardito, Middletown Fire Chief Ret., 77, of Middletown passed away Sept. 25, 2017 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Catherine L. (Alves) Ardito.-

Wanita A. Crawford, 94, of Newport, passed away Sept. 17, 2017 at Village House Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Thomas Crawford.

Mary Lourdes (Andrade) Farias, 77, passed away Sept. 23, 2017 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of Donald T. Farias. Calling hours will be Thursday, Sept. 28, from 4-7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Lucy’s Church, on Sept. 29, at 9 a.m.

Irene C. Ferreira, 97, of Bristol, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away Sept. 21, 2017. She was the wife of the late Armando C. Ferreira.

Joanne Carol Gonsalves, 83, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 24, 2017. She was the wife of the late Arthur E. Gonsalves. A graveside service will be Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m., at Newport Memorial Park, Vaucluse Avenue, Middletown.

Kathleen Margaret (Mundee) Lyons, 71, of Portsmouth, passed away Sept. 17, 2017. She was the wife of John Joseph (Jack) Lyons, Jr.

Kenneth Roy MacDuff, 76, of Newport passed away Sept. 23, 2017, at Miriam Hospital. He was the partner of Carol Allen. A celebration of his life will be Saturday, Sept. 30, from 4 -7 p.m. at the Newport Yacht Club.

Norman “Boots” Mallory, 76, of Newport, passed away Sept. 19, 2017 at Newport Hospital. He was a U.S. veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He was the husband of Karen Larson.

Gail P. Miner, 76, of Portsmouth, passed away Sept. 21, 2017 at St. Clare Home.

Michael Douglas Owens Sr., 39, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 22, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the son of Douglas Michael Sr. and Deborah Ann (Bryant) Owens.

Elizabeth A. Raffa, 93, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 21, 2017. She was the wife of the late Samuel S. Raffa.

Veronica “Ronnie” (Grimes) Walworth, 53 of Newport, passed away Sept. 24, 2017 after an extended illness. She was the wife of wife of Scott Walworth. Calling hours will be Friday, Sept. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at O’Neill Hayes Funeral Home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a reception for “Captain Ron” after calling hours at La Forge Casino Restaurant.

Mary Willis, 69, passed away Sept. 19, 2017. She was the wife of Ralph Willis.-

Father Philip Wilson, 92, a monk of Portsmouth Abbey, passed away Sept. 22, 2017. His funeral Mass will be held in the Abbey church on Sept. 28, at 10 a.m.

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