Obituaries articles


Joseph A. Magliocco, 84, Portsmouth

Joseph A. Magliocco, Jr., 84, of 7 Mill Lane, Portsmouth, passed away Nov. 17, 2014 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Monica K. Magliocco. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Rose (D’Andrea) Magliocco. He was the father of the late Joy P. Magliocco and the brother

Leslie L. North, 71, Portsmouth

Leslie L. North, 71, of Portsmouth, died at home on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Leslie was the wife of the late Howard Robert North, a math teacher and administrator at Middletown High School, and a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. She was born in Newport to the late George and Ruth (Champion) Locke


Edward A. Martins, 65, Westport

Edward A. Martins, 65, of Westport, formerly of Fall River, husband of Denise (Melanson) Martins of Westport and son of Lillian A. (Korzeniewski) Martins of Fall River, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. A graduate of UMass Dartmouth, he studied marine biology at Northeastern University and Bridgewater State College. A teacher for 35 years, he taught

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Zelia P. Pimentel, 82, Warren

Zelia P. (Sampaio) Pimentel, 82, of Warren, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 at home. She was the wife of the late John “Joao” DeMello Pimentel. Zelia was born in Porto Judeau, Terceira, the Azores, Portugal. She worked in the shipping department for Tyco Manufacturing for many years, and also worked at the American Tourister Company


Anna V. Urban, 83, Warren

Anna V. Urban, 83, of Warren, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, with her husband of 58 years, Leon Urban, and her daughter, Jane Urban, at her side. Anna worked in the Rhode Island Division of Personnel Administration, retiring as a personnel aide after 30 years of service. Previous employment included Well-Made Dress


Dorothy L. Gifford, 85, Westport

Dorothy L. (Potuchek) Gifford, 85, of Westport, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late William Gifford and the late Albert Stonis. Born in Pawtucket, RI, daughter of the late Christopher W. and Evelyn (Proulx) Potuchek, she had resided in Westport for many years. Prior


Florence L. Meader, 98, Westport Harbor

Florence L. “Bonnie” (Maxcy) Meader, 98, of Westport Harbor, passed away at home on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Freeman D. Meader. Born in Pawtucket, RI, daughter of the late Frank and Florence (Howells) Maxcy, she grew up in North Attleboro, Mass. Following her marriage,

Cramilda Cunningham Costa, 84, Westport

Cramilda “Milly” (Braga) Cunningham Costa, 84, of Westport, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at New Bedford Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Frank V. Costa and the former wife of Leonard Cunningham. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Manuel M. and Maria (Gonsalves) Braga. She