2017-12-28 / Obituaries


Robert Allen Riegel Sr.

Robert Allen Riegel Sr., 84, of Middletown has left us on Dec. 26, 2017 at Grand Islander Health Care Center to be with his wife Abbie and son Michael.

Robert was born July 2, 1933 in Newport, R.I., the son of the late Charles Joseph Riegel and Maude (Sisson) Riegel. He was the husband of the late Abbie (Greenman) Riegel, it would have been their 56th anniversary this month.

Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War then worked in construction his entire career as a painter. For 20 years, Bob also worked as a bartender at the Irish-American Club on Lower Thames Street in Newport. He was a longtime member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. He loved bingo at the Middletown Knights of Columbus, and enjoyed spending hours at the beach, especially the concerts at Easton’s Beach.

He is survived by his children Emily Quarry of Middletown, Robert A. Riegel Jr. of Portsmouth, Susan Watts of Newport, Charles R. Riegel of Fall River, Edward J. Riegel of Portsmouth, and Melissa Mendez-Ortiz of Portsmouth; 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and one, great-great granddaughter Harper Marie, and his brother Herbert Riegel.

He was predeceased by his wife, Abbie Riegel, his son, Michael A. Riegel, and siblings, Milton, Harold, Raymond, William, and Charles Riegel and Catherine Nasser.

Calling hours will be Thursday, Dec. 28 from 3-7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, with a memorial service to be held at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840. Additional information at memorialfuneralhome.com.

Ruth E. (Glines) Brockway, 95, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 16, 2017 at Village House Nursing Home, Newport. She was the wife of the late Frank E. Brockway and Roland A. Glines. Calling hours will be Saturday, Jan. 13, from 10- 11 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Cross, Middletown. Her funeral will immediately follow at 11 a.m.

Edward R. Dowski, 82, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 20, 2017. He was husband of Aldona (Slapelis) Dowski. A Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, Jan. 13, at noon at St. Mary's Church.

Josette Harris, 70, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 22, 2017 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of John Harris.

Stephen Charles Lepley, 67, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 19, 2017 at home. He was the husband of Carol Jordan Lepley.

Leonard A. Parker, 95, of Portsmouth passed away Dec. 19, 2017. He was the husband of Minnie Francisco. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II and Korea.

Antone Raposo, 86, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 26, 2017 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Lena (Arruda) Raposo. Calling hours will be Friday, Dec. 29, from 4-7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. His funeral will be Dec. 30, at noon at St. Lucy's Church, Middletown.

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