Alice L. (Littlefield) Baldwin, 95, of Ward Street in Middletown died March 25, 2002. She was the wife of Carlton Whitney Baldwin. Born in Newport April 25, 1906, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Agnes (Leary) Littlefield. Mrs. Baldwin helped organize events for the New York Yacht Club from 1962-83 and also was the head housekeeper for the club. She is survived by her husband, sister Florence Vieira of Middletown, stepson Louis Whitney Baldwin of Florida, stepdaughters Ann Gilbert of Alden, NY, and Catherine Andsager of North Carolina, two nieces, six step-grandchildren and 11 step-great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Margaret Harris. Funeral services and burial were private.
Robert Harry Douglas, 84, of Fahey Avenue in Newport died March 19, 2002. He was the husband of the late Genevieve (Barboza) Douglas. Born on Block Island Jan. 9, 1918, he was the son of the late Harry and Amy (Netson) Douglas. Mr. Douglas was a foreman mechanic with Barry Pontiac for 37 years. He was the chief of the Newport Police Auxiliary for 15 years and served on the Auxiliary force for 33 years. He was known for escorting national and foreign dignitaries on his white Harley Davidson police motorcycle. He served with the armored division of the Army during World War II in the European Theater under Gen. Patton. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member and past commander of the Newport American Legion, a member of the Narragansett Radio Club, the Newport Rifle Club and the National Rifle Association and was a certified firearms instructor. He served on the Newport Housing Authority. He was an umpire for the Newport Recreation Department for more than 40 years and worked at Cardines Field. He also played for the Mules softball team in the 1950s and won the league championship. He is survived by his son Earle Young DeGraphenried of North Kingstown, daughters Diane Douglas and Linda Landel, both of Newport, Phyllis Douglas of Tiverton and Robin Brown of Middletown, sister Clara Douglas of Portsmouth, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Elizabeth Douglas and Ruth Sebastian. His funeral was held March 22. Burial was in Newport Memorial Park in Middletown.
Frank Ferreira, 78, of Evarts Street in Newport died March 25, 2002. He was the husband of Amelia "Che Che" (Amado) Ferreira. Born in Newport Jan. 24, 1924, he was the son of the late Joseph and Rose Marie (Gomes) Ferreira. Mr. Ferreira worked for 40 years as a meat cutter at Newport Provision and then at the Newport Creamery in Middletown for 10 years. He was an honorary member of the Newport Knights of Columbus and a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church. He is survived by his wife, son Frank Ferreira Jr. of New Bedford, Mass., daughter Nancy Ferreira of Middletown, brothers Joseph Ferreira of Newport and Joseph Lopes of Tiverton, sister Mary Greene of Newport, four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Dominga Mills. His funeral will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 28 at Hambly Funeral Home, 30 Red Cross Ave., Newport, followed by a service at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Broadway and Mann Avenue, Newport. Burial will be in Newport Memorial Park in Middletown. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 60 Bay St., Suite 401, Staten Island, NY, 10301.
Rev. Jerome Fioretti
Rev. Jerome S. Fioretti, 91, formerly of Newport, died March 19, 2002. Born in Buscemi, Sicily, Italy April 4, 1910, he was the son of the late Serafina (Musca) and Michele Fioretti. Rev. Fioretti entered the seminary at age 10, attending philosophy seminaries and theological seminaries. He became a sub-deacon at the age of 21 and was ordained to the priesthood Dec. 17, 1932. In Sicily, he taught philosophy, Canon law and holy scripture. In 1944 he successfully led a coalition against communism. Rev. Fioretti came to the United States in 1949, serving at several parishes in Michigan. In 1951 he moved to Rhode Island and was assistant pastor at St. Ann’s Parish in Providence before becoming pastor of Our Lady of Grace church in Johnston. Upon retiring in 1980, Rev. Fioretti moved to Newport, where he served as the chaplain at the US Naval Hospital and assisted at local churches and the chapel at St. Clare’s Home. He is survived by his nieces Sally Jenkins and Serafina DeAscentis, both of Newport, and Mary Bellagamba, Anna Springett and Rosemarie Nash, all of Middletown, and 35 grandnieces and grandnephews. He was the brother of the late Concetta Lozito and the uncle of the late Carlo Lozito. A Mass of Christian burial was held March 23. Burial was in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown. Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Joseph’s Church maintenance fund, 5 Mann Ave., Newport, RI 02840.
Margaret Janice (Lake) Furtado, 78, of North Drive in Portsmouth died March 21, 2002. She was the wife of the late Elliott Paul Furtado. Born in Fall River, Mass., Sept. 27, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Abner and Gertrude (Scanlon) Lake. Mrs. Furtado owned and operated Kingston Auto Body and Kingston Transportation for 40 years. She is survived by her son Paul Furtado of Warwick, daughter Lori Domingoes of Portsmouth, sister Shirley Janson of Somerset, Mass., three grandsons and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral was held March 25. Burial was in Newport Memorial Park in Middletown.
Dr. Philemon Marvell
Dr. Philemon "P.T." Truesdale Marvell II, 33, of Perry Street in Newport and West Main Road in Little Compton, died unexpectedly March 23, 2002. Born in Ft. Benning, Ga., Oct. 15, 1968, he was the son of Dr. Philemon "Captain" Truesdale Marvell, the owner and operator of multiple walk-in clinics in Newport and Massachusetts, and Rhonda (Moore) Marvell of Little Compton. Dr. Marvell owned and operated Newport Family Practice and worked with his father at Tru Med in Fall River, Mass., and Hyannis, Mass. A physician for almost 10 years, he practiced at Fall River’s Charlton Memorial and St. Anne’s hospitals and at Newport Hospital. He did medical research and published many medical articles concerning hyperlipidemia, diabetes and hepatitis. He founded Total Health Care in Newport, an integration of alternative and allopathic medicine, to promote education and disease prevention. He also established Women’s Health Care, Medical Minute on WADK and made house calls and boat calls. He attended school in Bordeaux, France; Wilbur School in Little Compton; Friends Academy in Dartmouth, Mass.; Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, Colo.; and graduated from Providence Country Day School with national honors in physics. A 1988 graduate of the University of Vermont, he attended the University of Grenada Medical School, did his residency at Brown Medical School and Pawtucket Memorial Hospital and became a certified medical doctor in internal medicine. A sailor and aviator, he was a member of the Sakonnet Yacht Club, Sakonnet Golf Club, Bailey’s Beach, Preservation Society of Newport County and International Yacht Restoration School. He also worked for the Department of Disabled Services, was board eligible for addictive medicine and was a medical review officer. He was an honorary member of the New York Yacht Club. He is survived by his parents, brother Edward Brayton "Ted" Marvell of Newport, grandmothers Elinor Marvell of Tiverton and Mary Tugwell of Florida and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was the grandson of the late Thomas Brayton Marvell, Dr. Frank Tugwell and Avery Moore. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at the United Congregational Church, the Commons, Little Compton. Burial will be private. Donations in his memory may be sent to PO Box 534, Little Compton, RI 02837 and will be distributed among several organizations.
Sabina (Abogado) Pangilinan, 80, of Chace Road in Portsmouth died March 19, 2002. She was the wife of the late Antero Pangilinan. Born in the Philippines Oct. 27, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Fabian and Maria (Centeno) Abogado. Mrs. Pangilinan was a member of the Filipino American Association. She is survived by her children Fidela Edsall of Portsmouth and Lilia, Buenaventura, Zenisa, Myrna, Christina, Jose, Lamberto and Tina, all of The Philippines. Her funeral was private. Burial will take place in The Philippines.
Adena R. (Ahlstrom) Stovall-Stone, 65, of Lawton Brook Road in Portsmouth died March 25, 2002. She was the wife of Clinton "Bernie" Stone of Portsmouth and the late Harold E. Stovall, who died in 1992. Born in Boston March 22, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Viola (Smith) Ahlstrom. Mrs. Stovall-Stone volunteered at the Potter League for Animals. She also assisted at many soup kitchens around the island and at Lucy’s Hearth in Middletown. She is survived by her husband, son Bryan Stovall of Portsmouth, brothers Carl Ahlstrom of Newbury, NH, and Peter Ahlstrom of Northfield, Vt., sisters Anne Lamb of Waltham, Mass., and Nancy Cassesso of Braintree, Mass., and grandchildren Kurt, Paige and Gwyneth Stovall of Portsmouth, Paul Stovall of Connecticut and Joy Stovall of Chicago. She was the mother of the late E. Scott Stovall and Dennis Stovall. Her funeral will be held at noon Thursday, March 28 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Burial will be in Newport Memorial Park in Middletown. Donations in her memory may be made to the Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.
Helen Scott Tennant, 91, formerly of Eadie Street in Newport, died March 23, 2002. She was the wife of the late John Fowler Tennant. Born in Newport Feb. 4, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Deloss and Mae (Austin) Scott. Mrs. Tennant was a 1928 graduate of Rogers High School and a 1931 graduate of the Newport Hospital School of Nursing, where she graduated with honors. She was a nurse with the Visiting Nurse Services and did private duty nursing until her marriage in 1937. She was an active member of Trinity Church and served as the director of the Trinity Alter Society for 45 years. After the restoration of Trinity Church in 1991, the sacristy was named the Helen Scott Tennant Sacristy in her honor. Mrs. Tennant was a director of the Townsend Aid for the Aged for 48 years and served as its president from 1962 until 1997. She was secretary for the Ladies Aid of Newport Hospital, which eventually became the Women’s Auxiliary. She worked for many years on the Auxiliary’s Lawn Fair and helped to start the first Newport Hospital Ball. She was a member of the Redwood Library, the Preservation Society of Newport County, the Newport Historical Society and Hazard’s Beach. She is survived by her daughter Caroline Kaull of Portsmouth, grandchildren Elizabeth Stack, Katherine Heffernan and John Kaull, all of Portsmouth, and eight great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Susan Austin Tennant, who died in 1947. Her funeral was held March 26. Burial was in St. Mary’s Churchyard in Portsmouth. Donations in her memory may be made to the altar society of Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, Newport, RI 02840 or the Townsend Aid for the Aged, 31 Hunter Ave., Newport, RI 02840.
Christopher G. Tucker, 41, of Warwick, formerly of Seascape Avenue in Middletown, died March 23, 2002 in an auto accident in Cranston. Born in Lakewood, NJ, Dec. 27, 1960, he was the son of James and Ruth (Johnson) Tucker of Middletown. Mr. Tucker had worked as a salesman for Nextel. He was a 1978 graduate of Middletown High School. He enjoyed saltwater fishing. He is survived by his parents, daughters Jacquelynn Tucker and Emily Tucker, both of Warren, brothers Charles Welch of Portsmouth, and Lawrence Welch, Richard Welch, Kevin Welch, Eugene Welch and Douglas Tucker, all of Middletown, sister Marion Welch of Middletown and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Steven Welch. His funeral will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 28 at Memorial Funeral Home in Newport, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9 a.m. at St. Lucy’s Church in Middletown. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown.
Michael Corr, 50, of Kay Terrace in Newport died unexpectedly while bicycling on the Ocean Drive Thursday, March 14, 2002. He was the husband of Joanne Lindsey Corr. Born in Newport May 12, 1951, he was the son of Elizabeth F. (Dowler) Corr of Middletown and the late Henry F. Corr.
A 1970 graduate of Middletown High School, Mr. Corr attended St. Francis College in Biddeford, Maine. He had worked at Electric Boat in Quonset for 17 years as a fabrication mechanic, and was a member of the welding x-ray team. He formerly worked at the Williams and Manchester Shipyard, where he built several aluminum 12-meter yachts that competed in the America’s Cup.
Mr. Corr was an avid outdoor enthusiast and self-taught naturalist. He was an ardent surfer whose love of the sport brought him to many surfing hotspots, including Santa Cruz, Cape Hatteras, K-39, K-54, Rincon and Around the Corner. A former member of Mike Corcoran’s Gang and the Newport Velo Club, he also enjoyed fishing, hiking, skiing, kayaking and pond hockey.
He is survived by his wife, mother, son Peter Lindsey Corr of Newport, daughter Rachael Catherine Corr of Newport, brothers Henry F. Corr Jr. of Providence, Stephen T. Corr and Timothy D. Corr, both of Middletown, and sisters Millie M. Singleton of Portsmouth and Anne E. Hagen of Ledyard, Conn.
His funeral was held Tuesday, March 19 at O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home in Newport, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Joseph’s Church in Newport. Burial was private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Surfinder Foundation, 122 S. El Camino Real No. 67, San Clemente, CA 92672 or the Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.
Edward Pancratius Dunn Jr., 89, formerly of Boulevard in Middletown, died Saturday, March 9, 2002 at the Grand Islander Health Care facility in Middletown. He was the husband of the late Edith (Alger) Dunn. Born in Newport Jan. 2, 1913, he was the son of the late Edward Pancratius and Teresa Clarissa (Sheehan) Dunn.
Mr. Dunn was a 1932 graduate of Rogers High School, where he played basketball, and a 1934 graduate of Bliss Electrical School in Washington, DC. He worked at several local and Providence-based electrical contracting and heating companies. He started his federal civil service career in 1943, serving 27 years with the Newport Naval Station and retiring as a supervisory electrical engineer in 1970. He consulted with the C.E. Maguire Company of Providence after his retirement.
In 1969 Mr. Dunn volunteered for special duty in Vietnam. He received the Southeast Asia Civilian Service award for his efforts. He was also awarded the US Navy Meritorious Civilian Service award for his accomplishments while serving as a federal employee. He received a commendation from the US Secret Service for his support of the communication requirements for President Eisenhower’s many visits to Newport.
In his early years, Mr. Dunn was a member of the champion YMCA swimming and basketball teams. He was a caddy at Wanumetonomy Golf Club, ushered at the old Colonial Theater and learned to butcher at Rooney’s Market on Thames Street. He was a lifeguard and swimming instructor at First Beach prior to the 1938 hurricane. He taught evening classes in electrical code at Thompson Middle School, preparing many local contractors for their professional exams. Mr. Dunn enjoyed participating in the Naval Public Works bowling league. He was a member of Toastmaster International and the Newport Knights of Columbus Council 256. He was a founding member of the Newport Columbian Credit Union and served on its board of directors.
He is survived by his daughters Janice M. Hopkins of Scottsdale, Ariz., Kathleen Brownell of Brandon, Fla., Susan K. Anderson of Springfield, Va., and Betsy A. Viveiros of Portsmouth, son Edward P. Dunn III of Middletown, sisters Clare M. Tittle of Newport, Marguerite S. (Peg) Murphy of Portsmouth and Ruth J. Judge of Cherry Log, Ga., brothers William J. Dunn of Chula Vista, Calif., and Thomas D. Dunn of Newport, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Natalie E. Crowe, Dr. John D. (Jack) Dunn, and Dr. James R. Dunn.
His funeral was held Wednesday, March 13 at O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home in Newport, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Lucy’s Church in Middletown. Burial was in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or other charity of choice.
Ellsworth "Al" Holt
Ellsworth L. "Al" Holt, 72, formerly of Newport, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at Harris Manor, Chopmist Hill, North Scituate. Born in Newport June 21, 1929, he was the son of the late Harry Howard and Kathleen Patricia (Martin) Holt.
Mr. Holt was a fisherman in Newport for many years. He had worked in Jamestown for Alan Eagles and in Newport for Ron Fatulli at Aquidneck Lobster. He was a resident of North Scituate for the past five years.
He is survived by his daughter Maxine A. Wheatley of Salisbury, Md., son Ellsworth L. Holt Jr. of Hagerstown, Md., sisters Lillian Pendergast of Tennessee, Gloria Coite of Newport and Mary Wiggins of Louisiana and seven grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Lena Bigwood, Kathleen Schulesser, Harry Howard Holt Jr. and Virginia Coite.
His funeral was held Friday, March 15 at O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home in Newport. Burial was private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Seaman’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, Newport, RI 02840.
James M. Lacey
James M. Lacey, 80, of Forest Park in Middletown died Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at home. Born in Newport July 5, 1921, he was the son of the late William J. and Katherine Kirwin Lacey.
Mr. Lacey was a member of the Newport Fire Department before moving to New Jersey in the 1950s. He was a branch manager for the Ridgewood Home Fuel and Service Co. of New Jersey. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Navy and the Merchant Marines, and had tours of duty in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. He was a graduate of Rogers High School.
He is survived by his sons Garry M. Lacey of Ogdensburg, NJ, and Timothy Lacey of Middletown, NY, former wife Lois M. Lacey of Manahawkin, NJ, and four grandchildren. He was the father of the late James W. Lacey and brother of the late William J. Lacey, former Newport fire captain, and Anna Lacey.
Funeral services were private.
William Joseph Mack, 41, of Albert Street in Portsmouth died Sunday, March 17, 2002 at Newport Hospital. Born in Bremerhaven, Germany, Sept. 8, 1960, he was the son of the late John Mack, Cdr. USN, and Theresa Mack.
Mr. Mack had worked as a computer analyst at the former Putnam Financial and Liberty Financial, now Fleet Financial, for many years. He was a 1978 graduate of Portsmouth High School and a 1985 graduate of Roger Williams University. Mr. Mack was a communicant of St. Barnabas Church in Portsmouth. He was a member of the Newport Dog Training School, the Colonial Basset Hound Rescue League and Fort Adams Trust. He was an active supporter of the Robert Potter League for Animals.
He is survived by his sister Maria H. Mack of Wakefield.
His funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 21 at Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Burial will be in Portsmouth Cemetery, Turnpike Avenue, Portsmouth. Donations in his memory may be made to the Colonial Basset Hound Rescue League, c/o Linda Fowler, 59 Manton St., Fall River, Mass. 02724-3430.
Arthur S. North, 74, of Water Street in Portsmouth died Sunday, March 17, 2002 at Rhode Island Hospital after a month-long battle with pneumonia. He was the husband of Edna (Nunes) North. Born in Newport April 20, 1927, he was the son of the late Carl and Helen (Ward) North.
Mr. North was the foreign language department head at Middletown High School, where he taught German. He received a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and a master’s degree from Rhode Island College. He also received a National Defense Grant from Albright College and a Fulbright student grant from the Goethe Institute in Germany.
Mr. North began volunteering to help individuals with disabilities in the early 1960s and played a key role in the formation of the Newport County Chapter for Retarded Citizens summer camp program. He served in various capacities such as president and member of the board of directors, and was actively involved on a local and national level with the Arc, a national organization that advocates for people with mental retardation. He served as chair of the state monitoring committee for special education and recently was appointed to the Rhode Island Governor’s Transition Council.
Mr. North retired in 1990 and became a full-time volunteer advocate, receiving the public service award from the Fogarty Foundation in 1994. His focus was on disability accommodations through assisting in developing educational plans for students, their parents and teachers and assisted in mediation and due process hearings.
He is survived by his wife, son Christopher C. North of Hollywood, Fla., daughters Patricia N. Henningson of Northboro, Mass., Stephanie North of Carlsbad, Calif., and Alison N. Scarpelli of Cumberland and four granddaughters. He was the brother of the late Jean (North) Anderson.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 am. Saturday, March 23 at Portsmouth Abbey Church, Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth. Burial will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Newport County Arc, James L. Maher Center, PO Box 4390, Middletown, RI 02842.
Leonard Dodd Ward, 94, of Baldwin Road in Middletown, formerly of Sudbury, Mass., died Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Martha (Lundin) Ward. Born in New York City Sept. 29, 1907, he was the son of the late Leonard and Harriet (Bolles) Ward Sr.
Mr. Ward was a designer with Raytheon’s sub-signal division. He was an avid tennis player and a member of the YMCA.
He is survived by his sister Louise Jukes of Freemont, Calif.
A memorial service will be held at St. Columba Berkeley Memorial Chapel in Middletown at a later date. Burial was private.
Roger Ernest Belanger, 69, of Riverside Street in Portsmouth died Monday, March 25, 2002 in Portsmouth. Born in Fall River, Mass., Nov. 23, 1932, he was the son of the late Joseph and Madeline (Pelissier) Belanger.
Mr. Belanger worked as an offshore fisherman in Newport and Galilee.
He is survived by his sisters Doris Cordeiro of Tiverton, Rita Velozo of Somerset, Mass., and Pauline Belanger, Madeline Manard and Diane Belanger, all of Fall River. He was the brother of the late Annette Belanger.
His funeral and burial were private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.
B. Jean Collins
B. Jean (Muratore) Collins, 53, of Water Street in Portsmouth died Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at home. She was the wife of Robert E. Collins. Born in Warwick May 10, 1948, she was the daughter of John E. and Ann (Weller) Muratore of Boca Raton, Fla.
Mrs. Collins was a psychotherapist in her own practice under the name Jean George. She was a graduate of Pilgrim High School in Warwick, Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University. She was a member of St. Barnabas Church, an active volunteer for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and a handicap activist for Newport County. She gave seminars throughout Newport County and enjoyed traveling with her husband.
She is survived by her husband, parents, son Jeremy George of Boston and sisters Kathleen Kindstedt of Del Ray Beach, Fla., and Jane Santamaria of Warwick.
Her funeral was held Tuesday, April 2 at Connors Funeral Home in Portsmouth, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Barnabas Church in Portsmouth. Burial was in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence. Donations in her memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Rhode Island chapter, 205 Hallen Road, Suite 209, Warwick, RI 02886.
Carol Jeanne (Kirchgessner) LaRock, 49, of Pearl Street in Newport died Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Clifford Joseph LaRock. Born in Jamaica, NY, June 2, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Anthony Charles and Irene M. (Raab) Kirchgessner.
Mrs. LaRock was an avid reader and enjoyed music.
She is survived by her brother Anthony Phillip Kirchgessner of Potomac, Md., sister Patricia Ann Dunigan of Fair Haven, NJ, one nephew and two nieces.
Her funeral and burial were private.
Helen M. Oliveira, 87, of East Main Road in Portsmouth died Thursday, March 28, 2002 at Metacom Manor Health Center in Bristol. She was the wife of the late John S. Oliveira. Born in Portsmouth Jan. 1, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Joseph D. and Mary Pimentel.
Mrs. Oliveira was a retired housekeeper and homemaker. She was a lifelong communicant of St. Anthony’s Church and a member of the Catholic Women’s Club, the Legion of Mary and a former member of the Portsmouth homemakers.
She is survived by her son Richard Oliveira of Portsmouth, daughters Carol Mann of Portsmouth and Kathleen Jackson of Middletown, sister Marion Aguiar of Portsmouth, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Joseph Pimentel, Mary Pimentel, Isabel Pimentel, Agnes Pimentel, John Pimentel, Dennis Pimentel and Genevieve Silvia.
Her funeral was held Wednesday, April 3 at Connors Funeral Home in Portsmouth, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Anthony’s Church in Portsmouth. Burial was in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown.
Joan (Wright) Vierra, 68, of Sheffield Avenue in Newport died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of the late William J. Vierra Jr. Born in Charleston, SC, March 20, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Luder and Kathleen (Groomers) Wright.
She is survived by her sons William J. Vierra III and David Allen Vierra, both of Newport, daughters Deborah Ann Rowe of Middletown, Nancy Marie Kent of Middletown and Kathleen Ann Vierra of Newport, brother Russell Wright of Charleston, sisters Jean Walters, Joyce Walker and Alice McCants, all of Charlestown, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Marion Wright.
Her funeral was held Wednesday, April 3 at Memorial Funeral Home in Newport. Burial was in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown.
Gertrude Harriet (Greger) Wingert, 67, of the John Clarke Retirement Center in Middletown, formerly of Cathy Circle in Portsmouth, died Tuesday, April 1, 2002 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Richard S. Wingert. Born in North Adams, Mass., April 17, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Alice (Stone) Greger.
Mrs. Wingert was a member of the United Baptist Church in Newport and volunteered in the soup kitchen.
She is survived by her son Richard S. Wingert Jr. of Middletown, daughter Robin Wingert-Murphy of Newport, brother Clifford Desmaris of Poughkeepsie, NY, sisters Joan Smith of Atlanta, Ga., and Shirley Simmons of Poughkeepsie, grandsons Stephen Dennis Jr. and Andrew Wingert and granddaughter Jennifer Wingert-Murphy. She was the sister of the late Kenneth Greger.
Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4 at United Baptist Church, 30 Spring St., Newport. Burial will be in Newport Memorial Park in Middletown. Donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 143 Main St., Wakefield, RI 02879 or to the United Baptist Church soup kitchen, 30 Spring St., Newport, RI 02840.
Johanna Anna Brindle, 93, of North Road, Jamestown died Thursday, April 4, 2002 at Forest Farm Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of Albert Brindle, who died in 1973, and Paul Petersen, who died in 1946. Born in County Kerry, Ireland, Sept. 25, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Mary (Teehan) Sullivan.
Mrs. Brindle had made her home in Jamestown since 1949. She worked as a housekeeper and a homemaker for different families.
She is survived by her daughter Margaret Brindle of Jamestown, sons Paul Petersen of Jamestown and Michael Petersen of New Orleans, six grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Her funeral was held April 9 at St. Mark’s Church. Burial was in St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 400 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 02860.
Helen (Koval) Cook, 82, of First Street in Portsmouth, formerly of West Main Road, Middletown, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of the late John Arthur Cook. Born in Brooklyn, NY, June 9, 1919, she was the daughter of the late John and Veronica (Gbur) Koval.
She is survived by her son Joseph J. Peck of Jamesburg, NJ, daughters Delia Vars of Portsmouth, Veronica Cook of Worcester, Mass., and Sharon Oliveira of Portsmouth, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Her funeral was held April 5 at Connors Funeral Home. Burial was in Trinity Cemetery, Portsmouth.
Thomas F. Devine, 85, of Beacon Terrace in Middletown died Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at Village House, Newport. He was the husband of Mary B. (Dwyer) Devine. Born in Fall River, Mass., Feb. 25, 1917, he was the son of the late Louis and Elizabeth (Doran) Devine.
Mr. Devine was a computer systems analyst with the federal civil service on the Newport Naval Base, retiring in 1977. He started in the torpedo station and later worked in the supply depot. He was a member and past treasurer of the Middletown Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, sons Thomas F. Devine Jr. of Middletown and Michael J. Devine of Portsmouth, daughters Elizabeth Hughes of Newport, Kathleen L. Forrest of Tiverton and Margaret Machado of Newport, sister Helen Niconchuck of Peabody, Mass., and eight grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Louis Devine Jr., Francis Devine and Anna Devine.
His funeral was held April 6 at Memorial Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Lucy’s Church. Burial was in St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown. Donations in his memory may be made to the Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center special care unit, 70 Harrison Ave., Newport, RI 02840.
Martha Louise (Smith) Johnson, 95, of Bellevue Avenue in Newport, formerly of Chapel Terrace, Newport, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at Heatherwood Nursing and Subacute Care Center in Newport. Born in Middletown May 27, 1906, she was the daughter of the late William and Emma (Carter) Smith.
Mrs. Johnson worked as a mess attendant at the Navy Hospital and was a member of the Community Baptist Church and the Marion Brown Visitation Committee.
She is survived by her sons Robert J. Johnson of Providence and Reginald J. Johnson of Country Club Hill, Ill., daughters Emma M. Williams of East Providence, Barbara A. Miller of Middletown and Mary F. Trent, Gertrude Simms and Gloria Sykes, all of Newport, 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late James H. Smith, Earl N. Smith, Ronald W. Johnson and Lucille L. Blevins and the sister of the late William H. Smith, Earl D. Smith, Gladys Wilson and Rowena M. Smith.
Her funeral was held April 8 at the Community Baptist Church. Burial was in Friends Cemetery, Newport.
Edith Albro (Titcomb) Malone, 76, of Poplar Street in Newport died Friday, April 5, 2002 at Village House, Newport. Born in Newport Jan. 1, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Esther (Carlisle) Titcomb.
Mrs. Malone was an office cashier with J.T. O’Connell for 10 years, retiring in 1988. Previously she was a cashier and bookkeeper for W.T. Grant Company for 34 years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Newport.
She is survived by her daughter Deborah Sieger of Lyndhurst, NJ, brother Donald W. Titcomb of Newport and two grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Margaret Titcomb Hoffman and Dorothy Grinnell.
Her funeral was held April 9 at Memorial Funeral Home. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., Newport, RI 02840.