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Albert "Jim" Papineau, 78, of Portsmouth, passed away on January 17, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on April 25, 1941, in Newport to the late Albert M. Papineau and … more
Jessie Wilhelmina Mutty, 86, of Portsmouth, passed away on January 11, 2020.  She was the widow of Lewis Dow Mutty.  Born in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Jessie (Wood) … 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
Normand A. Gingras, 92, formerly of Devon Way, Tiverton, died Saturday, January 11, 2020. An organist and graduate of Boston University School of Music, he studied under Jean Langlais at … more
Cecelia (Pearce) Borden, 105, of Portsmouth, passed away on January 6, 2020, at the Grand Islander Nursing Home in Middletown. She was the wife of the late Robert MacCormick and the late Richard … more
Marie Kathryn Anita (Hebert) Iglesias of Portsmouth, 89, passed peacefully on December 30, 2019, in the comfort of her home. Of French Canadian descent, she was born on March 31, 1930, in Newport, … more
George H. Biltcliffe, 84, of Portsmouth, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.  George’s work history was lengthy. We will start with Durfee Trust Co., Columbus National and Columbus … more
Reverend John E. “Father Jack” Watterson, 82, died Sunday, December 22, 2019. Born in Newport, son of the late Chief John E. Watterson, Newport FD, and Edith M. (Rafferty) Watterson, … 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
Mary Cecelia “Missy” Roach, 65, of Tiverton, passed away peacefully on Dec. 14, 2019, at Miriam Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Newport, she was the daughter of the late … more
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