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Anthony (Tony) J. Ferrara Jr. passed away on Sept. 25, 2021, in Lodi, Calif., after a brief illness. Anthony was born on Dec. 18, 1928, in Bristol, Rhode Island and lived there until he joined the … more
Sheila F. (Fay) Lania, 54, of Elizabeth Drive, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Brockton, Mass. She was the beloved wife of Brian R. Lania. Mr. & Mrs. Lania had been … more
Lt. Christopher J. Jannitto, 59, of Warren died Friday, Oct. 1, at Hope Hospice Center after a brief battle with occupational cancer. Born in Cranston, he was a son of the late Frederick and Joan … more
Donald R. Collins, Sr., 69, of Bristol passed away unexpectedly in Providence on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. He was the longtime companion of Kristen Fludder. Born in Virginia Beach, Va., he was … more
Beloved Maria José “Zezé” Cabral, 84, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her close family members in the early morning hours of Sept. 28, 2021, at her home in Warren, … more
Antonino Sousa Chaves, 82, of Bradford Street, Bristol, passed away on Sept. 29, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Maria DosAnjos (Ribeiro) Chaves. Born in Villa Franca do … more
James L. Griffin Jr., 76, of Bristol passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. The son of the late James L. Griffin Sr and Irene (Rooney) Griffin, he … more
Janet Ellen (Mattes) Damaso, 71, of Warren, R.I., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Frank J. … more
Timothy J. Millard, 62, beloved husband of Lisa Silvia Millard, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, after a lengthy illness. A son of the late Rev. Mr. Charles E. Millard, M.D. and Mildred … more
George E. Garvin Jr., 57, of Bristol, R.I., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 16 2021. A lifelong resident of Bristol, he was the son of Lydia (Travers) Garvin and the late George E. Garvin … more
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