Obituaries articles

Elsie Souza, 87, Tiverton

Elsie Souza, 87, of Tiverton, widow of Jose Souza, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at R.I. Hospital. Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Vincent and Anna (Goncalo) Lopes, she was a Tiverton resident for most of her life. She had worked for many years in the local textile industry, retiring in the early

Marlene Pelletier, 79, Westport

Marlene (Ferreira) Pelletier, 79, of Westport, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, after a year-long battle with cancer. She was the wife of Albert J. Pelletier. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Deolinda (Pereira) Ferreira.  She was a communicant of

Sarah A. Casper Phillips, 88, Portsmouth, and Tiverton

Sarah A. (Leach) Casper Phillips, 88, formerly of Fall River, Portsmouth, and Tiverton, wife of the late Ernest Casper and Charles Phillips, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1943, and former seamstress, she was an active member of the former St. John Episcopal Church, having served on

The Rev. J. Daniel Burke, 83, Little Compton

The Rev. J. Daniel Burke, 83, died at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol where he had been a resident for nearly a year. Born in Mineola, NY, Dan graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and received a bachelor’s of divinity from the Episcopal Theological School. He was assistant rector at St. Andrew’s Church, Ann

Stephen B. Gray, 63, formerly of Tiverton

Stephen B. Gray, 63, of Lyndonville, Vermont, died peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at his home with his family by his side. He was born February 9, 1951, in Fall River, the son of Edgar and Shirley (Borden) Gray. He graduated from Tiverton High School in 1969. Steve had worked for more than 30 years

James Harold Peters, 92, Barrington

James Harold Peters, aged 92, of Barrington passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. For 70 years he was the loving husband of Martha E. Peters of Barrington of Barrington, who predeceased him in Aug. 2014. Born in Oak Park, Ill., Jim was the first child of Charles

Joseph Raben, Ph.D., 90, Barrington

Joseph Raben, Ph.D., 90, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2014.  Originally from New York and living in Barrington RI for the last 13 years, Dr. Raben was Professor Emeritus of Queens College, City University of New York, teaching in the English Department from 1954-1984. He was an Army Veteran, serving in World War II

Cheryl A. Bushey, 58, Portsmouth

Cheryl A. (Beaucage) Bushey, 58, of Weymouth, Mass., formerly of Portsmouth, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. She was the wife of Richard L. Bushey. Born in Springfield, Mass. on March 18, 1956, she was the daughter of Madeline (Goding) Beaucage of Portsmouth and the late Robert A. Beaucage.

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Maria F. Canario, 73, Warren

Maria F. ( Costa) Canario , 73, of Warren, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Josue S. Canario; they were married for more than 51 years. Maria was born in St. Michaels, the Azores, a daughter of the late John