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Sandra E. McGovern, 76, of Exeter, died peacefully on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at South Kingstown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was the loving wife of James R. McGovern.  Born in South Kingstown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas E. Moorehead & Margaret E. (Barrington) …

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Lucy Ann LaFlamme, 93, of Santa Fe NM, formerly of North Kingstown RI, passed away peacefully in the morning of January 6 2020 in her Brookdale apartment.  She had just recently enjoyed the holidays with her family and was in good spirits.  She was born Lucya Parulska in New Britain on Septe…

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Damon P. Rivard, 87, of North Kingstown, died peacefully on Saturday, January 18, 2020.   He was the loving life partner of Roberta Hale. Born in Somerset, MA, he was a son of the late Roland Rivard & Mildred (Shannon) Rivard. 

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Jacqueline R. Serafin, 89, of Wakefield, passed away January 19, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael R. Serafin. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Bilodeau) Marier.

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June J. (Smith) Mrozek, 68, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2019. She was the beloved wife of Stanley W. Mrozek for 48 years. Born in South Kingstown, she was the daughter of the late Burton F and Alephia “Rita” R. (Ashmore) Smith.

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Brian James Gilgun, 74, of Wakefield, passed away at home on January 8, 2020. Born in South Kingstown, he was the son of the late James and Rose (Costanza) Gilgun.

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Joan Marcille Arnold, 86, of North Kingstown, died peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at South County Hospital.  She was the loving wife of William J. Arnold, Jr. and the late Robert E. Marcille & William H. Maine.  Born in Linden, NJ, she was a daughter of the late John Fedor, Jr. …

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Dale E. Rundlett, age 70 of North Kingstown, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Vera (Petrosinelli) Thomason.  She was the cherished wife of David H. Greenberg for 38 years.

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Virginia Miller Royle, 82, of North Kingstown, formerly of Providence, died peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital.   She was the loving wife of Wilfred P. Royle and the late Willie C. Rochefort.  She was the former wife of the late William E. Tremblay.  

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John H. Humphries, 69, of Charlestown, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  He was the loving husband of Barbara (Santoro) Humphries of 45 years.  Born in Paterson, NJ. He was the son of the late John and Margot (Goerner) Humphries.  

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Dr. Thomas Brigada, 62, formerly of Charlestown, passed away in Charleston, SC on January 9, 2020 from cancer while also battling Parkinson’s disease. He was the beloved husband of Henriet (Cira) Brigada for 39 years.

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Patricia A. “Pat” (Hanrahan) Fogarty, 90, of Boston Neck Road, passed away at home on Sunday, January 12, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late George P. “Bing” Fogarty, Jr.

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Vincent D. (“Chuck” “Vinny”) Mattera, 88, of Narragansett, RI, and Naples, FL, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.  He was the beloved and devoted husband of the late Sylvia L. (Pezzullo) Mattera for 63 years.

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Nancy E. Hamilton, 75, of North Kingstown, died peacefully on January 4, 2020 at Scallop Shell Nursing Home.  She was the wife of the late Warren M. Ferguson.  Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur W. Manley & Elizabeth E. (Kay) Manley.

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Barbara M. (DeCubellis) Janson, 86, of Morristown, TN, formerly of Wakefield, RI passed into the Lord’s hands on January 4th, 2020. She was the daughter of Antonio James DeCubellis and Anna Elizabeth (Perry) DeCubellis. She was the loving faithful wife of 64 years to Alfred O. Janson. She is…

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John T. Dwyer III, 85, of South Kingstown, formerly of Newport, Rhode Island and York Beach, Maine passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 in South Kingstown. Son of John T. Dwyer II and Wilmoth (Johnson) Dwyer, beloved husband of Jane (Erban) Dwyer. Devoted father of daughters Taura L. Dwyer an…

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John L. O’Leary, 84, of Wakefield, passed away Sunday, January 5th.  He was the beloved husband of Janet (Giordani) O’Leary for 63 years.

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Erma M. (Wood) Peirce, 95, died at her home in Wickford on January 3, 2020. She was the beloved wife of Thomas J. Peirce for over 59 years.

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Jon David Choiniere, 76, passed away on January 1, 2020 .  He was born on May 18th 1943 in Providence RI to the late Arthur and Alice (McCartney) Choiniere.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Arthur, Edward, and Robert Choiniere. Survived by sister Jeanne Harrington and brother Raymond Cho…

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Karen M. Clark (Shanley), 70, of Wakefield, passed away at home on Wednesday, December 31, 2019.

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J. Paul Wilson, 90, of North Kingstown, died peacefully on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at South County Hospital. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Walker) Wilson & the late Elizabeth “Bess” (Smith) Wilson. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Edward C. Wilson & Ethel M. (…

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Thomas A. Drennan, Jr., 81, of Wakefield, died peacefully on Sunday, January 5, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.  He was the beloved husband of Ann E. “Nancy” (Curran) Drennan.  Born in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late Thomas A. Drennan Sr., and Dorothy (Umba) Drennan-Gray.  

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Frederick William Boettger, 83, of Wakefield, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.  He was the husband of the late Angela P. (Ord) Boettger.  Born in Stamford, CT, he was the son of the late Adolf and Margaret (Eggling) Boettger.  

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Walter A. Gross, 79, of Wakefield, retired URI Animal Science Professor and Livestock Extension Specialist, passed away Saturday, December 28th, surrounded by his loving family.  He was the beloved husband of Linda (Bevelheimer) Gross, and they were an irresistible force and an immovable obj…

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Harold Arthur John Christopher Waters (“Chris”), of Saunderstown, was born on November 8th, 1926 in Wilmington, North Carolina and died peacefully in his sleep on December 28th at age 93. He was the son of Beatrix Theodora Baring-Gould, of England, and Harold Carlton Waters, a native of Aust…

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Robert A. Ballinger, Jr., 76, died December 23, 2019. He was a private man, a son of the late Thelma (Quinn) Ballinger and Robert A. Ballinger Sr. He was the husband of the late Marsha (Malcolm) Ballinger; father of Ellie Dougherty and Robert A. Ballinger III; grandfather of Robert A. Ballin…

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Richard M. Bowen, Jr., 87, of North Kingstown, died peacefully on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Home.  He was the beloved husband of Anne E. (Galloway) Bowen.  Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Richard M. Bowen, II & Marion E. (Allen) Bowen.

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Bernice Claire (Anderson) Durfee, who was born April 24, 1928, died December 11, 2019 at the age of 91. For 68 years she was the beloved wife of Wayne K. Durfee.

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Cathleen M. “Kay” Naughton, 84 of Wakefield RI passed away December 19, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.  She was the beloved wife of Raymond A. Naughton for 61 years.  Kay and Ray were blessed with a wonderful marriage.  Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Charles …

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Loretta V. Hartley-Lucas, 88, of North Kingstown, died peacefully on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the loving wife of Everett P. Lucas and the late Gilbert Hartley.   Born in North Kingstown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph & Grace (Sharkey) Kelly.  

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Charles Matthew Yurgalevitch (“Charlie”), age 89, of Narragansett, R.I., died December 5, 2019 at home surrounded by his beloved family.  Born February 12, 1930 in Wilks-Barre, PA, he was the son of the late Stanislovas (Stan) Jurgalevicius and Aneile (Nellie) Scutchis.  He is survived by hi…

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Leo George Croteau, 68, of Wakefield, passed away at home on Sunday, December 8, 2019.  He was the beloved husband of Maria (Sciabarrasi) Croteau, together for 24 years.  Born in Bellingham, MA, he was the son of the late Fernando and Juliette (Pacquette) Croteau.  

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Gloria Frances (Reilly) Kane, 91, died peacefully on November 26, 2019 at the Newport Grand Islander skilled-nursing facility in Middletown, R.I., after a brief illness. She was the beloved mother of Edward M. Kane of Clark, N.J.; Ann Kane Rheault of Wakefield, R.I.; Jean M. Gannon of Powhat…

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Francis P. O’Donnell, 93 of Narragansett (formerly of Providence), died peacefully Monday, December 9, 2019. He was the devoted husband of the late Kathryne M. (Brady) O’Donnell, to whom he was married for 58 years.

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Lois Ross (Altieri) of Charlestown, RI, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 25, 2019, following a period of declining health. Lois was born on July 12,1937 in Dobbs Ferry, NY to parents Thomas and Lydia Altieri.

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Joseph J. DiPreta, 95, of North Kingstown, RI peacefully passed away on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28, 2019. He is finally reunited with his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” M. (Polyi) DiPreta, who he was lovingly married to for 49 years.

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Wendy Elizabeth Laferriere (Greene), 57 of North Kingstown passed away Sunday December 1st   after courageously fighting breast cancer for 7 years.  Born in Warwick, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Watson Greene III and Elizabeth G. (Boyd) Greene.

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Dorothy Hull Fetherston of South Kingstown, Rhode Island and a resident of Brookdale – South Bay, passed away on November 2, 2019 after battling declining health over the past few months.

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Richard J. Lally, 62, of Narragansett passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 17, 2019.

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James O. McNulty, Sr., 72, of South Kingstown, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019.  He was the beloved husband of Linda (Ferraro) Latham.  Born in South Kingstown, he was the son of the late Walter L. and Theresa (Cosgrove) McNulty.  

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Mary Catherine DeFanti, 83, formerly of Wakefield, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019.  She was the beloved wife of the late David Rockwell DeFanti.

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Anne M. Alton, 98, of Wakefield passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Aaron J. Alton. Born in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John B. Morton and Lila (Shumard) Morton. She was preceded in death by her brother, John B. Morton, Jr.

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Navarre A. Patry, 60, of Narragansett, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  Born in Euclid, Ohio, she was the daughter of Carol (Greve) Patry and the late Paul F. Patry.  Besides her mother, she is survived by her siblings, Paul M. Patry, Mathew Patry, and Michele Notte.  

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Viola M. Wyman, 95, of South Kingstown, died on November 4, 2019 in South Kingstown. She was a retired elementary school teacher and the widow of James V. Wyman, the former vice president and executive editor of the Providence Journal. During her 36-year teaching career, she touched the live…

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Alan Gray, 96, formerly of Wickford, died peacefully on October 13, 2019 at Ronald Home Care in Phoenix, Arizona.   He was the loving husband of the late Phyllis H. (Thomason) Gray. Born in Lancashire, England, he was a son of the late Harold J. Gray & Ellen (Grundy) Gray.

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Sarah Elizabeth James, 82 left this life and walked into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 5th, 2019. The ravages of age combined with COPD were too much for her earthly body to take and she slipped peacefully away at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Wilmington, NC.

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Travis Alexander “TMan” Tourgee, 38, passed away suddenly at home on October 8, 2019.

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Alfred “Ray” McCrory, 88, of North Kingstown, RI and Berkeley, MA, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019.   Born in Ecorse, MI, he was the son of the late Harry Lee and E. Elliotte (Stockard) McCrory.

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Jeanne R. Miro, of Camden, SC, died Thursday, October 3, 2019.  Born in Schenectady, New York, on November 22, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Eugene E. Ryon and Dorothy Harnishfeger Ryon. As a manager for Tupperware, Jeanne was known as the “Tupperware Lady” throughout South County, Rh…

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Audrey Palmisano passed away on September 26, 2019.  She was 90. Audrey was predeceased by two husbands (James “Drafty” Tourgee and Frank “Iggy” Palmisano) and longtime friend Robert  “Buddy” Leath.