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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
Ralph W. Perry, 93, of Portsmouth, R.I., died at home on June 23, 2020 from complications of a stroke. Born Sepy. 15, 1926 in Newport, he was the son of the late Charles A. Perry and Nora (Ross) … more
Kathleen Viera Beaudoin, 65, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away at home on June 20, 2020, surrounded by her loving family, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.      Kathy was … more
PORTSMOUTH — Dorothy B. Edwards, a former state representative and member of the Portsmouth Town Council, died Tuesday at her home at 25 Cove St. She was 96. more
Anthony A. Brown, 90, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on June 5, 2020, at the Grand Islander Nursing Home in Middletown. Anthony was born on May 30, 1930, in Portsmouth, R.I., to the late August … more
Ms. Cecelia A. "Ginger" Brown, 100, of Middletown, and formerly of Portsmouth, passed away on March 29, 2020, at the Grand Islander Nursing Home in Middletown. Ginger was born on Sept. 10, 1919, … more
Elizabeth Sands (Elliot) Bolles, 92, of Portsmouth, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on March 23, 2020.  Elizabeth, known to all as “Bambi,” was born in … more
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