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Elizabeth Addison Derbyshire, wife of Dr. Bruce Derbyshire, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 26, 2020, at the Steere House nursing home in Providence. Born in Scotland on February 11, 1931, … more
Caleb R. Woodhouse died peacefully on January 28, 2020, in Providence at the age of 87. Caleb was born in Flushing, New York, and moved to Little Compton as a teenager, where he spent much of his … more
John F. Kneeland, 90, of Adamsville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Catholic Memorial Home surrounded by his loving family.. He was the husband of Lorraine (Wales) … more
Roger J. Ouellette, 79, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2020, in Fall River. He was born in Tiverton, son of the late Albert and Emma Ouellette.  He resided in Tiverton, Westport, and … more
Philip Russell Cornell, 83, of Little Compton, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Meredith (Wildes) Cornell. Mr. Cornell was born on April 17, 1936, at home … more
Anna F. Ryan, 93, of Little Compton, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. She was the wife of John A. Ryan Jr. Born in Portland, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Frederick … more
Mary E. Gagnon, 92, of Tiverton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at the Grand Islander Center in Middletown.  She was wife of the late Ernest N. Gagnon. Born in Fall River, she was the … more
Doris L. Shea, 77, of Little Compton, passed away on December 23, 2019.  Born in Patterson, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Doris L. (Laprade) and James N. Shea. Doris was a graduate of … more
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
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