2018-05-31 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Donald “Duck” F. Beattie, 84, of Portsmouth, passed away May 23, 2018 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Annabelle “Sis” (Harvey) Beattie.

Leo A. Boiani, 93, of Newport, passed away May 22, 2018 at the John Clarke Nursing Center. He was the husband of Doris (Ciavarini) Boiani. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during World War II. He was buried with military honors at St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown.

Constance F. “Connie” Burns, 94, passed away May 26, 2018 at the Grand Islander Center. She was the wife of the late William P. (Bill) Burns. Calling hours will be Thursday, May 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be June 1, at 9:30 a.m. at Jesus Saviour Church.

William John Champion III, 89, of Newport, passed away May 28, 2018. He was the husband of Cecilia Gouveia Champion. Calling hours will be Friday, June 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be June 2, at 10 a.m. at St Augustin’s Church.

Paula A. Ford, 53, of Newport, passed away May 19, 2018 unexpectedly at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.

Brendan Kelley, 77, of Newport, passed away May 18, 2018, after a long illness. He was the husband of Pamela (Ford) Kelly. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be June 1, at 11 a.m. at St John’s Church.

Paula Morris, 64, of Newport, passed away May 18, 2018, at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of Thomas J. Morris, Jr. Calling hours will be Saturday, June 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home.

Virginia M. (Pruitt) Moss-Newhall, 88, passed away May 16, 2018. She was the wife of Kenneth Newhall and the late Cdr. Daniel Moss, U.S. Navy. She retired as Assistant Executive Director of Girl Scouts of Rhode Island after

23 years of service. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 2 at 10 a.m. at Barrington Baptist Church, 25 Old County Road, Barrington.

Patricia Nordeen, 72, of Portsmouth, passed away May 18, 2018. She was the wife of the late Capt. William Edward Nordeen. She leaves behind her daughter, Annabel Chase (Nathan) and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Columba Berkeley Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown.

Dolores Raposo, 88, of Middletown, passed away May 21, 2018 at Royal Middletown Nursing Center, Middletown.

Gilbert F. “Gilly” Soares, Jr., 53, of Newport, passed away May 25, 2018, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Marianne Menas.

Suzanne S. Sousa, 64, of Portsmouth, passed away May 24, 2018. She was the wife of the late Richard Sousa. Calling hours will be Friday, June 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Connors Funeral Home, Portsmouth. A memorial service will be held June 2, at 10 a.m. at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Portsmouth.

Maria M. Torres, 65, of Middletown, passed away May 20, 2018 at home. She was the wife of the late Jose M. Torres.

Deo Velasco, 96, of Middletown, passed away May 20, 2018, at the Grand Islander Nursing Home, Middletown. He was the husband of Tita M. (Cardinoza) Velasco. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Korean War.

Maureen Shea Windley, 82, of Newport, passed away May 27, 2018 at the Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Calling hours will be Thursday, May 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the O’Neill- Hayes Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held June 1, at 10 a.m. in St. Augustin’s Church.

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