Author Archives: Scott Pickering

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Nancy D. Davis, 45, of Bristol

Nancy D. Davis, 45, of Bristol, died unexpectedly Monday, March 10, 2014, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Armand J. DeBlois III, and mother of Claire Elyse DeBlois and Armand J. DeBlois IV. Born in Providence, a daughter of Robert and N. Diane (Pelland) Davis, she also leaves behind her siblings,

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Henry Rogers , 88, of Bristol

Henry Rogers, 88, of Cole Street, Bristol, passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014. He leaves his beloved wife of 66 years, Leonora “Lee” (Estrella) Rogers; his son, Daniel, and his wife, Janice; his daughter, Nancy Bush, and her husband, Kevin; three loving granddaughters, Kristen Rogers, Julie Rogers and Rebecca Bush; and great-grandson, Elijah Rogers.


Joseph Hector “Herky” Masse , 91, of Bristol

Mr. Joseph Hector “Herky” Masse, 91, of Bristol, and formerly of New Bedford, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. He was born in New Bedford on Oct. 21, 1922,  to parents Donat and Alpheda (Desruisseaux) Masse. He was married to Mary L. (Dyer) Masse and Francoise E. (Noury) Masse, both deceased. Hector grew up on


Russell G. Lundstrom Sr., 94, of Bristol

Russell G. Lundstrom Sr., 94, of Bristol passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014. Born in Worcester, Mass., he was a son of the late Ernest and Signe (Lindstrom) Lundstrom, and beloved husband of Lorraine J. (Roberts) Lundstrom. He started at the age of 17 as an office boy for Anchorage, now known as Dyer


Ethan Ensign DuBois, 60, of Bristol

CDR Ethan Ensign DuBois (USNR), 60, of Bristol, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 7, 2014. Ethan was the loving husband of Linda Lou Borges-DuBois, the proud father of Thomas Ensign DuBois, Timothy Ensign DuBois and Edward James DuBois, and the son of Sara (Shaw) DuBois and the late James Ensign DuBois. Ethan

Adam P. Floor Jr., 77, of Bristol

Adam P. Floor Jr., 77, of Bristol passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Roger Williams Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Dolores (Rogers) for 53 years. Born in Taunton, Mass., he was the son of the late Watela (Bzdula) and Adam Floor. Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, Adam


Fire tears through Portsmouth family home

Firefighters from at least four towns poured into the Common Fence Point area of Portsmouth Saturday afternoon to control a fire that tore through a two-story,  single-family home at around 3:30 p.m. According to witnesses, the fire erupted and spread quickly inside the home at 2 Summit Road. Firefighters from Portsmouth, Tiverton, Bristol and Middletown

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Joseph Brito Sr. dies at age 91

Joseph M. Brito (91) was born in Bristol, Rhode Island, son of the late Ceasar Brito and Georgiana Travers Brito. He died on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Joseph, or “Joe Sr.” as he is often called, had three sons, Joseph M., Michael S. and the late C. Patrick  Brito; two daughters, Audrey B. Field and

Police outside the Union Street home at about 10:20 a.m. Saturday.

Woman in standoff with Portsmouth police found dead

A 56-year-old Portsmouth woman who had three guns and refused to release them in a standoff with police has died of a self-inflicted gunshot, according to police. Below is a statement released by Major Brian P. Peters, Portsmouth Deputy Chief of Police: “On Oct. 13, at 1:15 pm, Portsmouth Police responded to a Union Street residence