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Robert Heysham Sayre IV died on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was 91 years old. Born in Baltimore, Md., on March 6, 1926, he was the son of Robert H. and Marie (Riggs) … more
Jean C. (Griswold) Dunn passed away, at 48 years old from cancer on January 13, 2018.  Jean was a creative and talented artist and designer.  She loved drawing and painting from the time she could … more
George Costa, 90, of Westport, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, after courageously battling Parkinson's disease. He was the husband of Clementina (Bonagura) Costa. Born in Westport, son of … more
Brian C. Rosinha, 53, of Adamsville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Newport Hospital after a long illness.  He was the husband of Laurie J. (France) Rosinha.  Born in Fall River, son … more
Thomas Joseph Daley, 86, born in Fall River, son of the late  Joseph and Emma (Christopher) Daley, went to his heavenly reward after a brief illness. He was predeceased by the love of his life, … more
Jane P. Cabot, 87, of Little Compton, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Nelson Cabot. A lifelong Little Compton resident, Jane … more
Beatrice "Betty" (Oliveira) Barton, 97, of Westport, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Milton A. "Buzzy" Barton. Mrs. Barton was … more
Gail A. (Anthony) Hanley, 70, of Westport, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017, at St. Anne's Hospital. She was the wife of Dennis R. Hanley. Mrs. Hanley was born in Passaic, New Jersey, … more
Joanne M. (Davis) Branco, 71, of Westport, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Manuel V. Branco. Mrs. Branco was born in Fall River, … more
Ronald “Pete” Vanasse, 77, died peacefully while surrounded by his family on November 29, 2017.    He is survived by five children, Danielle Namaka of Cumberland (Gary), Deborah … more
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