2018-12-27 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Richard “Dick L. Ambrogio Jr, 85, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 21, 2018 at the Grand Islander Center, Middletown. He was the husband of Barbara R. (Wordell) Ambrogio.

Marion Oates “Oatsie” Leiter Charles, 99, of Newport, passed away Dec. 5, 2018. She leaves behind her daughter, Victoria Mele, three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Her grandfather, Col. William C. Oates, was a confederate officer who served as Alabama’s governor. She was the wife of the late Tommy Leiter and the late Robert Charles. The family plans a memorial service in Newport in June. In lieu of flowers. Donations in her memory may be made to the Newport Restoration Foundation.

Barry Clark, 72, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 20, 2018. He was the husband of Mary (Landers) Clark. He was a U.S. Marine Corps reservist. He was a teacher and coach in Middletown for 32 years. Calling hours will be Thursday, Dec. 27, from 4-8 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Dec. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Lucy’s Church.

Janice Marie “Kelley” Johnson, 73, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 21, 2018 at Philip Hulitar Hospice. Calling hours will be Friday, Dec. 28, from 4-7 p.m. at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be Dec. 29, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church.

Claire Salvatrice Lozito Martin, 94, of Newport, passed away Dec. 21, 2018. She was the wife of the late Francis Joseph Martin. Calling hours will be Thursday, Dec. 27, from 4-7 p.m. at the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Dec. 28, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church.

Thomas G. Moitoza Jr., 92, of Portsmouth passed away Dec. 19, 2018. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. He was the husband of Ana (Vargas) Moitoza.

Margaret M. Rosa, 51, of Newport, passed away Dec. 19, 2018. She was the wife of Andrew Hazelton. Calling hours will be Thursday, Dec. 27, from 4-8 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

George Clifton Towle Jr., 90, of Newport, passed away Dec. 21, 2018. He was the husband of Marguerite Frances (Augustus) Towle. Calling hours will be Friday, Dec. 28, from 5-8 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. His funeral service will be held Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Michael Weiderman, 61, of Warwick, formerly of Newport, passed away Dec. 18, 2018. Calling hours will be Friday Dec. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Memorial funeral Home. His funeral services will be private.

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