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Edgar I. Vatcher of Naples, Florida and a former summer resident of Little Compton, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2019, after a brief illness.  Born in Providence to Edgar and Mary … more
Katharine Jackson Merriman, “Kit,” (1940 to 2019) died peacefully at home on November 21, 2019, after an extended and valiant battle against cancer.  Kit was born and raised in … more
Jeanne M. Kelly passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Massachusetts General Hospital after a long, courageous battle with NASH. Born in Providence,she was a daughter of the … more
Stefania (Paszowski) Stankiewicz, 89, of Little Compton, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019, at Grand Islander Center in Middletown.  She was the wife of Joseph Stankiewicz. Born in … more
Peter J. Burke, 81, of Newtonville, Mass., and Little Compton, died on October 30, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Marion (Mattoon) Burke; loving father of Jay C. Burke and his wife Teresa of … more
Frederick M. Bodington Jr., a born and bred Little Compton Swamp Yankee, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was 82. Fred was … more
Benjamin Viera, age 86, longtime resident of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on Oct. 27, 2019 in Fall River, Mass. He was the husband of the late Helen Louise (Silvia) Viera. Benjamin was born in … more
Richard Burton Colby, 82, died October 27, 2019, at home at Laurelmead in Providence. A lifelong Rhode Island resident, he lived in Barrington most of his life until moving to Laurelmead a few years … more
Stephen I. Lipman, 78, of Newport and Boston, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019, of cancer at his home in Boston. He was the husband of Nancy (Mercier) Isherwood, and the late Marguerite … more
Captain Esmond D. “Doug” Smith Jr., US Navy retired, has set sail on his final voyage after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Nanci; son, Timothy … more
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