Marguerite Anna Boulé, who has died aged 78, was the wife of the late Frank Frank D.Boulé for 49 years.
Mrs. Boulé graduated from Rogers High School in 1939. She later moved with her family to Cranston where she was a member of St. Matthew’s Church. Eventually resettling in Newport in 1998, her journey home took her through Wetherfield Commons in Warwick.
Born in Newport on March 21, 1922, she was the daughter of William H. Smith and Mary (Flaherty) Smith.
A resident of Newport, Mrs. Boulé died Jan. 10 at Village House Newport.
She is survived by four daughters: Suzanne Donner, Dr. Lucille Pascale, Denise Boulé and Michelle Gilman; one brother, William Smith and three sisters: Lucy Simpson, Mary Burkinshaw and Dorothy Sullivan.
Her funeral was held on Jan. 15.
Wanda Marie Casper, who has died aged 43, had a long career as a homemaker and volunteered her time with several Multiple Sclerosis Chapters in Minnesota, California and Rhode Island.
She was the wife of Charles E. Casper, Jr.
Born in Minneapolis, Minn. on July 13, 1957, she was the daughter of Edgar Glover and Mary Alice Lyons. She was educated at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, Minn. and at the University of Minnesota, where she majored in biology.
She is survived by two sons, Charles E. Casper III, and Ronald David Casper; a sister, Teika Nicole Harris, three brothers: Ronald James Glover, Gordon Lyons Jr., and Leon Neal Lyons, and a grandmother, Cornelia Covington.
A resident of Middletown, Mrs. Casper died Jan. 10 at home.
Donations may be made to the Rhode Island Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 205 Hallene Road, Suite 209, Warwick, RI 02886.
Mary Silvia, who has died aged 92, was a homemaker, a communicant of Jesus Savior Church and had worked for at the Elms for the Preservation Society of Newport County.
She was the wife of the late Manual F. Silvia.
Mary Goulart was born in Faial, Azores on Jan. 21, 1908. She was the daughter of Joseph I. Goulart and Guilhermina (DaGloria) Goulart.
A resident of Newport, Mrs. Silvia died Jan. 10, 2001 at the Village House Nursing Home in Newport.
She is survived by a son, Manuel F. Silvia, Jr., two daughters, Barbara M. Douglas and Mary Ann Kelly, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Her funeral was held Jan. 13. Memorial donations may be made to the Village House Activity Fund, 70 Harrison Ave., Newport, RI 02840 or to Visiting Nurse Services Hospice Care, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.
Margit Baum, who has died aged 94, was a jewelry designer for Arbor Jewelers in Providence for 35 years. She worked with her husband, the late Leo F. Baum.
A loyal supporter of the Newport Music Festival, Newport Hospital and other local organizations, Mrs. Baum went to college in Vienna, Austria, and later attended Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.
Margit Feher was born on June 24, 1906 in Hungary. She was the daughter of the late Ingatz Feher and the late Melanie (Geiringer) Feher. She grew up in Vienna, Austria.
A resident of Newport, Mrs. Baum died on Jan. 12, at home. She is preceded in death by her two brothers, Manfred Feher and Fritz Feher and a sister, Steffie Aurbach.
Donations may be made to Newport Music Festival, 850 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI 02842 or to Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.
A memorial service will be held this summer.
Nancy M. Silvia, who has died aged 66, worked as a medical secretary in the office of Dr. Feldman in Newport for 35 years. She retired in 1997.
She was a member of the Evangelical Friends Church, where she was active in assisting with the children’s church and nursery.
She was the wife of the late John R. Silvia.
Nancy M. Costello was born on July 5, 1934, in Newport. She was the daughter of the late John and Martha (Lindh) Costello.
A resident of Newport, Mrs. Silvia died Jan. 13, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence.
She is survived by daughter Deborah Burke, daughter Doreen Blank, son Jack Silvia, and son Jim Silvia; one brother, William Costello, three sisters, Anna Merriweather, Joan Bautista, and Pauline Siebens, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two stepchildren, Henry Silvia, and Denise Dubreiul, five step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Jan. 17.
Joseph Peter Sniezek, who has died aged 78, was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during WWII, and receiving the American Theatre Medal and the World War I Victory Medal.
After his discharge from the Navy, he went to work with his father in the family business, the Sugar Bowl on South Main Street and Dwelly Street, in Fall River, Mass. After the death of his father in 1954, Mr. Sniezek took over the family business which he operated until its closing in 1972.
He was a member of the Portsmouth Lions Club, where he served as president, a member of the Polish American War Veterans, and the Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Citizens Center. He was also a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth. He enjoyed gardening and salt-water fishing.
He was the husband of the late Mary E. (Maitland) Sniezek.
Joseph Peter Sniezek was born on August 10, 1922 in Fall River, Mass. He was the son of the late John P. and Frances (Howance) Sniezek.
A resident of Portsmouth, Mr. Sniezek died Jan. 13, at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
He is survived by one son, Ralph King, three daughters, Karen Brown, Cheryl Loeber, and Holly Sniezek; one brother, George Sniezek and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his companion Barbara Smith.
Funeral services were held on Jan. 17. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, RI Affiliate, 40 Broad Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860, A Wish Come True, P.O. Box 218, Tiverton, RI, 02878, or to the Rhode Island National Kidney Fund, 151 Broadway, Providence, RI 02908.
Manuel Cunha, Jr., who has died aged 85, was a coppersmith at the former US Naval Torpedo Station in Newport and in Davisville. He had also worked as a diesel mechanic and operator of a Dynamometer.
Mr. Cunha had also worked as a purser for the Jamestown Ferry and as a supervisor at the Newport Bridge Toll Plaza. He was a member of the Jamestown Holy Ghost Society. He was an avid saltwater fisherman and a Striper Club member.
Manuel Cunha was born on Jan. 8, 1916 in Jamestown. He was the son of the late Manuel and Frances (Goulart) Cunha. He was the husband of Helen (Foster) Cunha.
A resident of Jamestown, who also wintered in West Palm Beach, Fla., Mr. Cunha died Jan. 14 at the Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown.
He is survived by one son, Douglas F. Cunha, one daughter, Barbara E. Cunha, and one grandson, Rev. David F. Cunha.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 17. Memorial donations may be made to the Jamestown Ambulance Fund, Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, RI, 02835.
William F. Quade, who has died aged 97, owned and operated Airway Diner in Brooklyn, NY for many years after coming over from Germany in 1924. Later he was a cook in various Newport area restaurants.
Born in Germany on May 24, 1903, William F. Quade was the son of the late Augustus Quade.
A Newport resident, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Quade died Jan. 15 at Grand Islander Health Care Center Middletown.
He is survived by his wife Sara S. (Spooner) Quade, one son, William Quade, Jr., two sisters: Martha Fricka and Emily Rohr, two granddaughters, one grandson, two great granddaughters and three great- grandsons.
Funeral and burial services will be private.
Niels "Bud" Nielsen
Niels "Bud" Nielsen, who has died aged 72, was the department manager of Intergrated Manufacturing Systems for Raytheon Company in Portsmouth for 35 years. He retired in 1992.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served in World War II during the occupation, and in Korea. He was a member of the Portsmouth Lions Club, where he served as past president, and of the Newport Jaycees, where he also served as past president. He was a member of the Portsmouth Republican Party Committee.
Niels Nielsen was born on July 22, 1928 in Newport. He was the son of the late Peter L. Nielsen and the late Marcella (Nelson) Nielsen.
He was the husband of Eleanor (O’Connell) Nielsen.
A Tiverton resident, Mr. Nielsen died on Jan. 15 at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Mass.
He is survived by his wife Eleanor Nielsen, two sons: James M. Nielsen and Paul Nielsen; two daughters: Kathleen W. Ibbotson and Mary N. Henriques; two sisters: Thelma Manuel and Ann Rich; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
His funeral will be held Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. in Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Rd., Portsmouth. Burial will be private. Donations may be made in his memory to Portsmouth Volunteer Fire Dept. & Rescue Wagon Fund, P.O. Box 806, Portsmouth, RI 02871.
Eleanor Marion Letiecq, who has died aged 90, was an accomplished artist in oil paints and a communicant of St. Lucy’s Church in Middletown. She was an avid golfer and member of the Women’s League of Wanume- tonomy Golf Club.
She was the wife of Norman Chester Letiecq.
Eleanor Marion Paika was born on July 23, 1910 in Worcester, Mass. She was the daughter of the late Francis and Rose (Kaczmarczyk) Paika.
A Middletown resident, Mrs. Letiecq died Jan. 14 at Newport Hospital, Newport.
She is survived by two sons: Ronald T. Letiecq and Gary N. Letiecq, one brother, Joseph Paika, two sisters: Frances Shilling and Julia Sheehan, and six grandchildren.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Rd, Middletown. Burial will follow in the Middletown Cemetary, corner of Turner and Wyatt Rds, Middletown.
BLANCHE SEMAS, who has died aged 91, was a homemaker. She attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church. A native of Fall River, Blanche Semas was born on Sep. 30, 1909 and died Jan. 12 at Countryview Manor Guest Home in Escalon. She is survived by her brothers, Joe, Albino, Manuel Semas, and Antone Semas.
ROBERT ANTHONY KERR, who has died aged 73, was a driver for the former P&D Transportation/Bowler Van Lines of Newport, from 1960 until his retirement in 1989. He was a WWII US Army veteran. Kerr was a member of the Teamsters Local #251 and the Middletown VFW, and was also an avid fisherman. He was the husband of Jean France (James) Kerr.
Kerr was born on September 29, 1927 in Newport. He died Jan. 22 at Newport Hospital. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Robert A. Kerr, Jr.; three daughters, Debra Sanderlin, Patricia Wells and Cynthia Hooper; one brother, Kenneth Kerr, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
RICHARD CARL DUNN, who has died aged 53, was a taxi driver with Cozy Cab, Inc. A member of Saint Paul’s Methodist Church, he married Barbara (Wittstruck) Dunn.
Dunn was born on March 27, 1947 in Newport. He died Jan. 25 at Newport Hospital.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three step-daughters, Sherry Dupree, Deborah White and Tammy White; one brother, Donald Dunn; one sister, Ruth Rumfield; and eight grandchildren.
DAVID T. TURPIN, who has died aged 38, was a mechanical engineer at the Naval Underwater Warfare Center in Newport from 1985 until his illness in Dec. 2000. He received his BA and MA from the University of Louisville in KY.
Turpin was an accomplished bagpiper, belonging to the American Federation of Musicians Local #529, Newport. He was also a member of the Eastern US Pipe Band Assocition New England Affiliation, Providence Federation of Musicians Local #198-457. He taught piping locally.
A member of the National Association of Sports Officials, Turpen was a referee and officiated for interscholastic sports locally in basketball, soccer and softball; he officiated for Our Lady of Mount Carmel CYO Basketball, Bristol, during the 1980’s.
David T. Turpin was born on Nov. 9, 1962. He died Jan. 22 at Newport Hospital.
Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Katherine "Katie" Turpin.
John Hatch (1911-2001)
JOHN F. HATCH, who has died at the age of 90, served for 35 years at Newport Electric as president of the Employees Union, retiring in 1976 as personnel director. Prior to Newport Electric, he worked as a deliveryman for the former Round House Dairy. Mr. Hatch had also been a licensed electrician. He was a member of the Wenat Shassit Tribe of Redman, where he served as past great shaman, and St. John’s Lodge of Masons, where he served as past grand master. Mr. Hatch had served as past president and former board member of the Peoples Credit Union, he served on the Board of Corporations at Newport Hospital, he was a former member of the Board of Trustees, a member of the Newport Electric Retirees, and a member of the Middletown Senior Citizens Center.
Hatch enjoyed walking each day with friends around the track or through downtown. As a young man he was an amateur boxer and had been a Golden Gloves Winner. He was the husband of the late Adelaide (Durfee) Hatch.
John F. Hatch was born on Jan. 29, 1911, in Newport. He was the son of the late John I. and Anna Hatch. A resident of Middletown, Mr. Hatch died Feb. 12, at the Heatherwood Nursing and Subacute Center in Newport.
He is survived by three sons, John F. Hatch, Jr., Col. USA ret., of The Woodlands, TX, Robert Wayne Hatch, Col. USA ret., of Dunedin, FL, and Richard H. Hatch of Portsmouth, RI, 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Feb. 16, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, Newport. Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heatherwood Health Care Center Patient Activities Fund, Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840, or to the Middletown Senior Citizens Center, Green End Ave., Middletown, RI, 02842.
ROSALPHE PINCINCE, who has died aged 69, was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. For many years, he worked as a clerk in the Navy Exchange in Newport and in Quonset Point.
Rosalphe Pincince was born on June 2, 1931 in Newport. He was the son of the Joseph and Alice (May) Pincince.
A resident of Middletown, Pincince died Feb. 1 at Heather-wood Nursing and Subacute Center in Newport. He is survived by one brother, Joey Pincince, and two sisters, Margaret Mercer and Alice McDaniel.
His funeral was held on Feb. 12 in Memorial Funeral Home; His burial was in the R.I. Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter.
KENNETH R. CARSON, who has died aged 79, was an artist and painter who worked as an art director at Doyle, Dane and Burnbach for 20 years.
A retired World War II veteran, Carson spent four years in the jungles of New Guinea. Upon his return in 1946 to San Francisco, he began a longtime career in art by enrolling in the California School of Fine Arts, under Clifford Still and Clay Spohn and other abstract experessionists painters. Here he met another artist, Emilienne A. (Rames), who became his wife.
Kenneth R. Carson was born on June 12, 1921 in Seattle, W.A. He was the son of Ralph and Emma (Nyquist) Carson. Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, he enjoyed sailing and swimming, and took part in a demonstration for President Roosevelt when he visited Hawaii in 1937; he carried the title of Eagle Scout and was captain of a 32-foot sailboat.
A resident of Newport, Carson died Feb. 5 at Newport Hospital. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Peter R. Carson, four daughters, Susan Hesse, Penelope, Kelly and Elizabeth Carson, two sisters and three grandchildren.
A private celebration of his life was held on Feb. 11. Memorial donations may be made to: Parkinson Research Fund, 111 Brewster, St., Pawtucket, RI 02890
ADELE (BOOTH) TOZZI, who has died at age 86, was a member of the Portsmouth Multi Purpose Senior citizens Center and a communicant of St. Barnabas Church, Portsmouth.
Adele (Booth) Tozzi was born on Sep. 9, 1914, in Brooklyn, NY. She was the daughter of Thomas Booth and Katherine (Stumpf) Booth.
A resident of Grand Islander Health Care Center in Middletown, Mrs. Tozzi died Feb. 6 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late August Mario Tozzi.
Mrs. Tozzi is survived by one son, Dr. Raymond A. Tozzi, one daughter, Dr. Adele Thomas, and two grandsons.
Funeral services and burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to: Grand Islander Health Care Center Patient Activities Fund, 333 Green End Ave., Middletown, RI 02842.
ALEXANDER PETER DAGLIS, who has died at age 61, was assistant manager in the maintenance department at the Sheraton Hotel in Newport. He also worked as a driver and as a salesman for Egan Laundry and for Tom’s Diners Catering Service. He was also a cook in various local restaurants.
Alexander Peter Daglis was born on April 10, 1939, in Newport. He was the son of Mary P. (Petritis) Daglis and the late Peter M. Daglis. He attended Rogers High School. A resident of Newport, Mr. Daglis died Feb. 8 at Newport Hospital.
Besides his mother, he is survived by one son, Alexander P. Daglis, Jr., one daughter, Deborah Townsend, one brother, Steven Daglis, and three sisters, Angie Borodemos, Stella Volpicelli, and Nina Caraginis, three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A prayer service was held on Feb. 13 at Memorial Funeral Home in Newport. Burial will be private.
ROBERT BLAKE SULLIVAN, who has died at age 79, was a custodian at the Armory on Thames Street, Newport. He was the husband of Claire (Delehanty) Sullivan and of the late Helen (Manning) Sullivan.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a member of the Federal, State and Municipal Employees Union and of the DAV.
Robert Blake Sullivan was born on April 28, 1921, in Newport. He was the son of the late Patrick and Jennie Sullivan. A resident of Newport, Mr. Sullivan died Feb. 8 at home.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Christopher Sullivan, two daughters, JoAnne daSilva, and Gale Drown, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Service of Newport and Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.