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John Peckham, 50, of Tiverton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, surrounded by his family. John was born May 5, 1969, in Newport, Rhode Island, to John S.C. Peckham and Cynthia … more
Jeanne E. (Morrissette) Welsh Palys, in her 100th year, of Fall River, formerly of Tiverton, passed away October 18, 2019, at the Southpointe Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center where she resided … 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
Marilyn G. Carr, 78, of Clayton Drive in West Springfield, Mass., formerly of Tiverton, passed away on Saturday evening, October 12, 2019, at Holyoke Hospital with her loving family at her side. Marilyn or ‘‘The … 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
Genevieve B. (Zmuda) Ball, 93, of Tiverton, passed away October 11, 2019, at her home. She was the loving wife of the late Lester F. Ball for 35 years until his passing in 1985. Born in Fall … more
Dorothy Frances (Drout) Cable, 90, on October 4, 2019.  Most recently of Medford, Massachusetts, previously of Tiverton and Newport, Rhode Island. The daughter of James A. and Francis X (O’Rourke) … more
World War II veteran electric power executive Elliott G. Whitney Sr., 96, who resided at Brookdale Sakonnet Bay Living in Tiverton, passed away September 10, 2019, at 4:44 p.m. He was the husband … more
Joan M. (Welsh) Paquette, 67, of Portsmouth, formerly of Tiverton, passed away September 29, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Jeanne … more
Juliette “Julie” A. (Bousquet) Gregory, 98, of Tiverton, and Naples, Fla., passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 22. 2019. She was the wife of the late John “Jack” Gregory. Born in … more
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