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Paul E. Samdperil died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at home. Born and raised in Providence, the son of the late Albert and Edwyna (Cohen) Samdperil. He was a longtime resident of Cranston.  Paul … more
Joseph Shansky, 73, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Rubinstein) Shansky for 47 years. Born in New York City, a son of the … more
Penelope Anson Steele Crouch, “Penny,” passed away at the age of 75. Penny lived at 307 Sowams Road, in Barrington, with her son’s family for the last four months, but previously … more
Brooke R. Greenberg, 21, of Chapel Road, died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Chicago, Ill., a beloved daughter of Gregory M. and Kathleen A. … more
Catherine “Cathy” Margaret (DeRoche) Fitta, 81, passed away peacefully on Nov. 23, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of John J. Fitta, her husband of 56 … more
Vida B. Hellmann, 90, a retired educator and most recently a professional storyteller of adults, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 at the Fall River Jewish Home. Born in Fall River, Mass., a daughter of … more
Marilyn Young Benford, 86, passed away peacefully in her home of 57 years on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Marilyn fought cancer courageously for the last three-years with the support of her loving … more
Richard G. Filippo, 72, of Woodcrest Drive, Riverside died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at the RI Hospital. He was the husband of Bonnie (Norton) Filippo and they have been married for 49 years. Born in … more
Lynn A. (Piekarski) Wojtyto, 62, of Barrington, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 at Hope Hospice in Providence, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of James J. Wojtyto. She was born in … more
Peter Ganner Fradley, a retired editorial writer for The Providence Journal, died in New Paltz, NY, on October 23, 2018, after a short illness due to complications from surgery. He was 91. He lived … more
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