Obituaries
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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
Phyllis Campbell Field, 86, of Little Compton, died at home on October 9, 2019, after a long illness.  She was the loving wife of Noel M. Field Jr. for 57 years. She was the devoted mother of … more
Gordon Lancaster Parker Jr., “Lanny”, 85, of Little Compton and Providence, died peacefully after a long illness at Bethany Home of Rhode Island, Providence, on September 21.  He was the loving … more
Tony gently laid down the burdens of his fight against glioblastoma multiforme on Friday morning, September 20, 2019, with his wife Sharon … more
Bob Lawrence died Sept. 4, 2019. He was born in Boston on Aug. 11, 1926, and graduated from The Park School in 1939 and Noble and Greenough School in 1944. During World War II, he enlisted in the … more
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