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Leanne Gablinske

Leanne (Pocharski) Gablinske,  47, of Portsmouth, died after a short illness on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, surrounded by her friends and loving family at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. Born in Salem, Mass., Leanne was the daughter of the late Marvin and Alicia (Piasecki) Pocharski. Her family later moved to Maine, where she attended

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Arthur Waddicor, 92, Tiverton

Arthur Waddicor, 92, of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. He was the husband of 67 years to Claudia (Dumaine) Waddicor. Arthur was born in Fall River, the son of the late William and Cora (Hilton) Waddicor. He graduated from Diman Vocational School. Mr. Waddicor

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Robert E. “Bob” Fleming Jr., 53, Little Compton

Robert E. “Bob” Fleming Jr., 53, of Little Compton, a union pile driver for many years, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.  He was the former husband of Gina M. (Santos) Fleming of Newport. Born in Fall River, a son of Mabel L. (De Costa) Fleming of Little Compton,

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A. Joan Manchester, 79, Westport

A. Joan (Raposa) Manchester, 79, of Westport, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Tufts Medical Center with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Kenneth L. Manchester. Born in Westport, daughter of the late George C. and Agnes E. (Whittle) Raposa, she was a lifelong resident of

Edith M. Bowman, 94, Westport

Edith M. (Stowell) Bowman, 94, of Westport, passed away on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late John T. Bowman. Born and raised in Westport, daughter of the late Frederick E. and Margaret E. (Donald) Stowell, she was a lifelong resident of the town. She was

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Helger Bros. back in Christmas tree business

A once bustling Tiverton Christmas tree operation is back in business after a couple decade lapse. Helger Bros. Christmas Trees is open for business  at 2475 Main Road (at Helger’s Ice Cream, a quarter mile south of Evelyn’s Drive-In). Lots of Helgers are making it happen. “Uncle Normy (Norman Helger) ran it for many years”

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Harriet Sylvia, 90, Tiverton

Harriet (Hyson) Sylvia, 90, of Tiverton, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at the Saint Clare Home in Newport. She was the wife of the late Peter J. Frederick and George H. Sylvia. Harriet was born in Fall River, the daughter of the late George and Hattie (Peterson) Hyson. She was a graduate of

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