2018-02-01 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Robert Finley Delaney, 92, a native of Fall River, passed away Jan. 28, 2018. He served the U.S. government for 45 years as a diplomat, Naval officer and senior defense consultant. He taught at eight universities and ended his career as a columnist, author, editor and lecturer. His writing was a staple at Newport This Week for many years. A Mass to celebrate his life will be Saturday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Newport.

Thomas W. Friend, 92, of Newport, passed away on Jan. 23, 2018 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Irma G. (Christiansen) Friend.

Rev. Dr. Paul Sprower Koumrian, 79, passed away Jan. 25, 2018 at St. Clare’s Home.

Lorraine E. McEnness, 90, of Newport, passed away Jan. 25, 2018 at St. Clare. She was the wife of Joseph F. McEnness.

Leonard T. Murphy, 81, of Newport passed away Jan. 25, 2018. He was the husband of Christine Mc- Cormick Murphy.

Dolores G. (Hastings) Peckham, 87, of Middletown, passed away Jan. 29, 2018. She was the wife of the late Laurence S. Peckham, Jr.

Joan M. Peckham, 69, of Newport, passed away Jan. 26, 2018. She was the wife of James Peckham, Sr. Arthur Charles Emerson “Ace” Perry, 76, passed away Jan. 26, 2018. He was the wife of the late Veronica “Roni” Perry.

Alfred Schuster Jr., 91, passed away Jan. 25, 2018 at the John Clarke Nursing Center. He was the husband of the late Florence (Esleeck) Schuster.

Joseph R. Steele, 85, of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 27, 2018 at Village House Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Nancy (Peabody) Steele.

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