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Alice M. (Barish) DeVine, age 87, of formerly of Newport, R.I., passed away on Nov. 22, 2020. Alice was born in Providence, R.I. to Gabriel and Zekiah Barish. She was the wife of the late Joseph … more
Rene Joseph Garant, 87, of Portsmouth passed away on Nov. 15, 2020 at Warren Skilled Nursing. He was the husband of Lorraine (Costa) Garant.    Born in Fall River, Mass., he was the son … more
Fred “Mr. Fix It” Swarz, 83, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away at home on November 18, 2020. He was the husband of Emily (Salvador) Swarz for 62 years. Fred was a general … more
Mariette I. (Caplin) Gendreau, 84, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away with her children by her side, on Nov. 16, 2020 in Royal Middletown.  Mariette was born in Fall River, Mass., daughter of … more
Ferne B. (Major) Waite, 77, passed away peacefully in her Portsmouth home on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. She was the wife of the late Albert A. Garcia and Lewis Waite. Born in Attleboro, Mass., she was … more
Kathleen M. (Costello) Melvin, 91, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away peacefully in Middletown, R.I., on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. She was the wife of the late CDR. Virgil M. Melvin, USN … more
John A. (Jack) Lyons, Jr, age 77, passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2020 in his home in Rixeyville, Va., after a seven-year battle with cancer caused by exposure to Agent Orange. Born in Fall … more
Deanne Louise Crawford passed of non-Covid related disease in Mesa, Ariz. on July 26, 2020. She fought valiantly to overcome her illness but was unable to recover. Like a shooting star, she … more
Keith G. Dowty, born May 27, 1954, passed away on August 16, 2020, surrounded by family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Gordon E. Dowty and the late … more
William "Billy" Faria, age 52, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away on Aug. 11, 2020. Billy was born in Fall River, Mass. to Francis and Norma (Fitzgerald) Faria. Billy is the husband of … more
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