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Alison Erinn (Dwan) Fracassa passed on May 2, 2021 at age 44 and at 4:44 am (44 was the uniform number of her husband in college and often of her children in sports).  Alison entered hospice on Good Friday, had a beautiful Easter and passed on the 4th Sunday after Easter (with each Sunday be…

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Kimberly Marie of North Kingstown, wife to Gordon Smith; was born on May 11, 1968 in South Kingstown Rhode Island; the youngest of two children from the union of Warren and Peggy Silvia.  The Lord called Kim home on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

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Ernest Schmitt, 84, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 25.

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Susan M. Piper, 56, of North Kingstown, died April 18, 2021 at South County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was the wife of Richard L. Piper, Jr.  Born in Honolulu, HI, she was a daughter of Clinton E. Smith of North Kingstown and the late  Alice M. (Shaw) Smith.  

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Bonney Brennan Henschel, 79, of North Kingstown, died peacefully on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center.   She was the wife of the late John Kent Henschel.   Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Harry D. Brennan & Anita F. (Patterson) Brennan.  

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Laura Christine French, 79, passed away peacefully on April 5th at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

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William M. Higgins, 32, of 46 Sheffield Avenue, Warwick, formerly of South Kingstown, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 17th at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

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Steven E. Gould, 64, of Narragansett, RI passed away peacefully on April 18, 2021 surrounded by friends and family.

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Alfred E. Allard, 97, of Wakefield, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Williamstown, MA, he was the son of the late George and Marcelline Allard. He was the beloved husband of Doris (Dufresne) Allard. They were married for 70 wonderful years.

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Devin Thomas Stewart died on Palm Sunday, March 28, aged 47.  Devin had been living in Tokyo with his beloved wife of 16 years, Ayano Tsunoda Stewart, since December, after many years spent in New York. He was appointed opinion editor at The Japan Times after working with Carnegie Council fo…

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Millicent D. (Kettelle) Bailey, age 91, of North Kingstown, passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021.  Born in Rhode Island, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Bertha (Duncan) Kettelle.

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Eleanor (Brown Riccitelli) King 90, of Peace Dale passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 15 at Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. Eleanor was the wife of the late Carl S. King, Jr.

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Margaret F. Franco, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2021. She was predeceased by her husband Anthony Franco, and her daughter Cynthia Bartlett. She is survived by her sons, Michael P. Franco and his wife Kristen of Wakefield, RI, and Steven R. Franco and his wife Jan of North…

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Renee (Levenbaum) Alexander, 89, of East Greenwich, RI, passed away on April 8, 2021. After a long illness, Renee passed peacefully surrounded by her family. Renee is survived by her daughter Judith Ann Hirsch and her husband Fritz Sommer; her son James Hirsch and his wife Karen Hirsch; and …

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Robert C. Burrell, Jr., 42, of South Kingstown, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 27, 2021.  Born in Providence, he was the son of Robert C. Burrell Sr. and was also raised by his beloved grandmother the late Joan (Hazard) Burrell.  

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Murn M. Nippo, 77, of Wakefield, RI passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at South County Hospital. He was Professor Emeritus at the University of Rhode Island. Murn is survived by his wife Joan (Webster) Nippo, his son George Nippo and his wife Loida of Cranston, RI and his daughter Sheila Ber…

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Marsha E. Meyer, 75, of Narragansett RI formerly of Piermont, NY passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 26. Born in Nyack, NY she was the daughter of the late Virginia (Cantwell) Meyer and Ernest Meyer.

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Bruce H. Martin, 84, of Saunderstown, Rhode Island passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, surrounded by his adoring family.  Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Terrence and Caroline (Makara) Martin.  He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara…

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Caroline M. (Rogers) LaRose, age 91 of North Kingstown, passed away at home on Monday, March 29, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of the late Alfred F. LaRose. Born in Apponaug, she was the daughter of the late Bertram and Dorothy (Fuller) Rogers.

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Latterina “Lolly” Virginia (Iacampo) Grello, 100, formerly of Cranston and Narragansett, RI, and Boynton Beach, FL passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Roberts Health Centre in North Kingstown, RI. She was the loving wife of the late Anthony Grello; they were married for 68 years.

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Born in Providence, Priscilla Johnson Foley (née Wilson), a life-long resident of Wickford, RI graduated from N. Kingstown High School in 1961 a proud Skipper, involved in organizing annual reunions for the last 59 years. Her big smile, contagious laugh and piercing blue eyes carried her thr…

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Joseph C. Fowler, passed away on March 16, 2021 at the age of 99. A native of Stamford, Joseph was born on May 26, 1921 and passed away peacefully in Rhode Island where he had been living since 2008.  Joseph was the son of the late Elizabeth Wubbenhorst and Charles Fowler.  

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E. Jane (Hoxie) Maxson died March 9, 2021. She was born in Westerly, RI on January 27, 1927, the only child of Isabella (Shaw) and W. Porter Hoxie. Educated in Stonington schools, Jane received her undergraduate degree and fifth year certification from the University of Connecticut. In 1949,…

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Harry C. Keenan, 88, of North Kingstown, professor emeritus at the Community College of Rhode Island, died on March 11, 2021. He was the husband of Norine (Underhill) Keenan, with whom he celebrated their 64th anniversary in February.

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Edward J. Kleczek, 86, passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer; he was surrounded by his wife and children in the comfort of his home.  Ed was born in  Connecticut on November 5, 1934, with his childhood and early adult years spent in Westfield, Massachusetts.  He was proud of…

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John Michael D. Robinson, 73, passed away on Sunday February 28, 2021 in the Heritage Hills Nursing Center, Smithfield. He was the husband of Rita Claire (Tambunting) Robinson and the late Patricia A. (Heinsohn) Robinson.

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Mariann Patalano (Vitale), 67, of Wakefield, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021, at home.  She was the wife of James J. Patalano.  Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Antionetta (Russo) Vitale of Wakefield and the late Joseph Vitale.  

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Marie C. Waring, 84, of West Kingston, RI passed away peacefully at home on February 28, 2021.

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Janina Musiitwa, 72, of North Kingstown, passed away at home on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Born in Germany and emigrated from Poland, she was the daughter of the late John Janiec and Henryka (Przebinda) Janiec.  

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Galen Leonard-Wolfenden, 28, of South Kingstown passed away unexpectedly at home on February 27, 2021. He was born in Wakefield on October 16, 1992 to Linda Leonard and Bryan Wolfenden. Galen graduated from South Kingstown High School, where he played percussion in the band for 4 years, and …

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Former Wakefield resident, Marge Chiei died peacefully on February 23, 2021 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 96 years old.

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Jean Maxon Carpenter, 59, of Wakefield, RI, passed away unexpectedly on February 23, 2021. She was born on May 1, 1961, in Oswego, NY, to the late Fred and Grace (Ziel) Maxon. Jean is survived by her husband Daniel P. Carpenter, four siblings and their families and her in-law families, and h…

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Susan Mary Owens, 65 of South Kingstown, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Yale Medical Center in New Haven, Connecticut after a valiant battle with cancer.

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Ann Crawford, 82, a longtime resident ‘on the hill’ in Charlestown, died peacefully in her home on March 2, 2021. She was married to William Bishop until he died in August of 2014 while they were still living in Charlestown. Ann was born in Jamestown, NY on June 8, 1938, and after spending h…

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Nancy L. Rieser, of West Kingston, RI, passed away on February 20, 2021 following a period of declining health.  The daughter of Marie and Mark Rieser, she is survived by her life partner, Paola Mangiacapra, her uncle, Charles Grim, and many caring cousins.

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Dr. Paul S. Cohen, Professor Emeritus at the University of Rhode Island, passed away suddenly yet peacefully in the early hours Sunday morning.  He spent his entire career, starting in1966, as a devoted Professor of Molecular Biology at URI, until his retirement in 2015, at which point he to…

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Kathleen (Doherty) Davis of Narragansett passed away at her home on Friday, February 19, with her two sons at her side.

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Carvell Cronkite of Hopkinton, passed away February 3, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 73 years, Dolores (Seeley) Cronkite, was by his side.

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Audrey F. Schmid, 88, of Exeter, died peacefully on February 17, 2021.  She was the wife of the late Albert F. Schmid.  Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Lawson M. Cary and Mary H. (Kenny) Cary.   

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Stanley E. Sykes, Jr. of Warwick, R.I., formerly of South Kingstown, R.I., passed away on October 16, 2020. He was born August 14, 1949 to the late Stanley E. Sykes, Sr. and Alice E. (Belknap) Sykes. Stanley leaves behind his beloved wife Jane E. (Lamphere) Sykes, three children, Stanley E. …

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Agnes R. “Rosalie” (Conboy) McDade, 92 of North Kingstown, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of the late Raymond H. McDade. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late James and Agnes (Kinney) Conboy.

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Penelope A. C. Stitt, 91, of Mitchellville, Maryland died peacefully at home on Sunday, February 7, 2021.   She was the wife of the late Robert S. Stitt, an attorney in New York and the daughter of the late Roderick A. and Ruth Vaughn Cruden.

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Helen A. Reid, 92, of Saunderstown, died February 12, 2021 after a brief illness. 

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John William Bannister, 75, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021. He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Barbara (Lisabelle) Bannister and his sons John (Hyeongja) and James (Beth) Bannister. As well as many nieces and nephews.

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Helen Angela Weidinger, 83, passed away peacefully at home in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. on January 28th.   Born on November 7, 1937, in New York City, she was the daughter of Hugh J. Weidinger II and Helen (Roundtree) Weidinger. She was predeceased by her beloved brother Hugh J. Weidinger III.

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Robert F. Nolan, 88, of Wakefield passed away peacefully at Westerly Hospital on Monday, February 8, 2021.

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Thomas David Kalyanapu, 76, of Exeter, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Born in Warangal, India, he was the 2nd born child of the late Rev. KR David and Leelamma (Kothapally) Kalyanapu and the eldest son of eleven children.

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Jeannine M. Denecour, 58, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021.  She was the daughter of Joyce (Hoelscher) and the late Charles Denecour. She is survived by her daughters, Carissa Koski and Taylor Clayton and her six loving siblings. Jeannine’s celebration of life will be private due to C…

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William “Bill” M. Pratt, Jr., 65, of Charlestown, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Born in Providence, he was the son of William M. Pratt, Sr., and the late Eleanor (MacLaughlan) Pratt.

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Mary L Toth, 86, of Wakefield passed away peacefully at home surrounded with love and family on Friday February 5th.