House Hunt: 23 open houses this weekend

Barrington 18 Great Road, Sunday, Oct. 22, 11 am-12:30 pm, Colonial, 4, 3, $799,000, Residential Properties, Tracey Orchard, 401-245-9600 24 Bay Road, Sunday, Oct. 22, 1-2:30 pm, Colonial, 5, …
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Obituaries
Stephen Butera, 67, Bristol

Stephen Butera, 67, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at his longtime home in Bristol. He was the beloved husband of Felecia (Freiday) Butera. Born in Jacksonville, FL, he was the son of the …

Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol

Joseph J. Velleca, Jr., 79, of Warwick

John Borges, Jr., 81, of Chesapeake, Va.

Helen M. Wendt, 87, of Barrington

Rev. Margaret Brown Gunness, of Concord, Mass.

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