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Sarasota, Florida Peter Tortolano 1930 — 2024 Peter Tortolano, 94, of Bradenton, Florida passed away in his home in the comfort of his loving family on May 20, 2024. Peter was born in Lincoln, Rhode Island to the late Pietro and Amelia (D'Ambra) Tortolano. Peter was predeceased by his older brothers John, Domenic, and Anthony; and his younger brothers Raymond and Richard. Peter is survived by his wife Kathleen M. (Daigneault) Tortolano of Bradenton, Florida, daughter Ann Marie Tortolano and Robert Tashjian of Narragansett, Rhode Island, son Peter E. Tortolano and Donna (DeVincenzo) Tortolano of Statesville, North Carolina, daughter Lynne (Tortolano) Conaty and Mark Bonome of Cranston, Rhode Island, son Robert S. Tortolano and Carol... Kenneth City, Florida Paula Louise Vieira (Zakowski) 1945 — 2024 Paula Louise Vieira (Zakowski), 79, of Kenneth City, Florida passed away April 29, 2024. She leaves behind her son, Paul R. P. Vieira, Jr.; daughter, Pamela Gannek (Vieira) and her husband Nicholas Gannek; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. To see the full obituary please go to www.andersonmcqueen.com Clearwater, Florida Henry Matthew Lemieux 2024 A retired high school math teacher and a resident of the On Top of the World complex in Clearwater, FL passed away suddenly on March 18th at the age of 86.Henry is survived by his wife of 65 years Barbara J Lemieux (Miller) age 82; his four daughters, Debra Carroll, Diane Lawrence, Donna Dorothy (spouse Frank) and Denise Robinson (spouse Eric); his 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his son Michael Lemieux; his father Exeas Lemieux; and his mother Philomena Vescovi. After high school Henry entered military service and served 4 years in the United States Army. At the age of 22 he married the love of his life and began raising children while earning his Masters... Naples, Florida Carole A. Kelly 1937 — 2024 Carole Ann (Higgins) Kelly, of Naples, FL, formerly of Narragansett, RI, passed away on March 8, at Amira Choice Assisted Living in Naples, FL. Carole was born in Providence, RI to Joseph P. Higgins and Ann (Smith) Higgins on April 13, 1937, and raised in Edgewood (Cranston), RI. She married James J. Kelly on September 12, 1959 in Cranston, RI. She graduated from Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in 1957, and worked as the Assistant to the Dean of Admissions at The Rhode Island School of Design. Carole enjoyed playing Mah Jong, socializing with a wide circle of friends, and various women's social clubs, but mostly spending time with and taking care of her family. Carole is survived by... Southington, Connecticut George H. Proffitt 1925 — 2024 George Henry Joseph Proffitt died on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at HOCC New Britain after a brief illness. He was born in Worcester, MA on December 6, 1925, to the late George W. and Florence A. (LeClaire) Proffitt. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth, infant daughter and his other daughter Anne Dupre, who was an, accomplished education law professor at the University of Georgia along with his younger brother, Joseph Proffitt. He is survived by a brother, Kenneth Proffitt of Worcester, MA, many nieces and nephews and a loving companion, Frances A. Musco, of Warwick, RI. In 2021, George moved to Southington, CT to live closer to his nieces and nephews and their families and resided... Naples, Florida James J. Kelly Jr. 1935 — 2024 James Joseph Kelly, Jr., of Naples, FL, formerly of Narragansett, RI, passed away on February 28, at Amira Choice Assisted Living in Naples, FL. Jim was born in Providence, RI to James J. Kelly and Rose A. (Degnan) Kelly on August 21, 1935. He married Carole A. Higgins on September 12, 1959 in Cranston, RI. He attended Providence College and had a 35-year career at the New England Telephone Company (NYNEX). Jim enjoyed boating, tennis, and especially golf, as well as providing for and spending time with his family. Jim is survived by his son Robert Kelly (Aline) of Westerly RI, his daughter Kathleen Mealey (Thomas) of Marblehead MA, grandchildren Caitlin Merrill (Cameron), Matthew... Kenneth City, Florida Paul Richard Perry Vieira 1940 — 2024 For full Obituary, please visit www.andersonmcqueen.com Bonita Springs, Florida George D. Cardoza 1941 — 2024 George D. Cardoza, 82 passed away peacefully in his Florida home on Friday, February 23, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was born October 20, 1941 in Providence, Rhode Island a son of the late Frank Cardoza of Providence, RI and Zelma Lipson Cardoza of Brookline, MA. George is survived by Joyce his loving wife of 59 years; two sons, Robert A. Cardoza and George B. Cardoza and wife Kathleen (Fogarty) Cardoza. He is also survived by his brother, Dwight Cardoza and his wife Debra (Nunes) Cardoza; brother in-law, James Sherlock and his wife Eleanor (Babco*ck) Sherlock; daughters-in-law, Rosemary Mernick and Kerri Neill; grandchildren, Benjamin Neill Cardoza wife Nicole Halmi, Courtney... Cranston, Rhode Island Preston M. McClanahan, III 1933 — 2024 Preston Moore McClanahan III, died on February 12, 2024, at Hope Hospice in Providence, RI. He is survived by his wife, Magdalena, his son Noel, daughter Eve, grandchildren Charlotte and Preston. Calling hours are Thursday morning from 10:30AM until 11:30AM at the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac Street, Adams, MA 01220, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 12 Noon in Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs Church, Maple Street, Adams. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery also in Adams. In leu of flowers, donations can be made to Eve McClanahan through the funeral home for his grandson. To leave a message of condolence, or for directions, please go online to www.paciorekfuneral.com. Nags Head, North Carolina Barbara Donatelli McPherson 1959 — 2024 Barbara Donatelli McPherson, 64 of Nags Head, NC left the burdens of mankind and earth behind and ascended into Heaven on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Barbara was born on June 20, 1959, in Providence Rhode Island to Vincent and Marion Donatelli and was the youngest of the four children in the family. Barbara spent her entire childhood living on Cottage Ave in North Providence RI and graduated from St. Patrick's Catholic School for girls in 1977. While attending Rhode Island Jr college in 1979 she met her future husband on a blind date. They were married on Dec. 10, 1981, in Charleston, SC and she embarked on an adventure that would include living all over the United States and overseas in... Swanzey, New Hampshire Robert E. Colbert 1970 — 2024 Robert E. "Rob" "Colbert, 53, of Swanzey, NH and formerly of Warwick, RI, passed away on January 16, 2024, in Lebanon, NH. Rob was born on November 16, 1970, in Providence, RI the son of David and Rose (Scata) Colbert and grew up in Warwick, RI. He was a 1988 graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School. He then attended Marist College, where he graduated in 1992. The Foley Funeral Home (www.foleyfuneralhome.com) of Keene, NH is entrusted with Rob's care. North Hampton, New Hampshire Wilson F. Utter 1927 — 2024 Dr. Wilson Fiske Utter, aged 96, died peacefully on January 4, 2024. Wilson was predeceased by his wife Isabel Hobson Utter in 2018. He was a loving and devoted husband through more than 64 years of marriage. He was also predeceased by his sister Elizabeth Nissen and his parents Dr. Henry Edwin Utter and Mildred Fiske Utter. Wilson is survived by his daughter Katherine Utter of Brookline, MA, and his three sons and their spouses: Henry and Nancy Utter of Arlington, MA, Philip and Christine Utter of Exeter, NH, and Benjamin Utter and Kathy (Kay) Patch of North Berwick, ME. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Wilson was born in Providence RI and attended Moses... BOSTON, Massachusetts Galen Vincent Henderson, MD 1967 — 2023 BOSTON - Galen V. Henderson, MD, FNCS, 56, passed away on December 26, surrounded by his loving family following a recent illness. A resident of Taunton, MA, Dr. Henderson was the beloved husband of Vanessa M Britto, MD, MSc, FACP. Dr. Henderson was born in Memphis, TN, and raised in Tunica MS. He is survived by his mother Peggie A. (Bonds) Henderson of Tunica, MS, his sister, Erika Winfrey (Harold) of Memphis TN and many loving relatives and friends in MA, MS, RI throughout the country as well as internationally. He is predeceased by his father, G.W. Henderson, Jr. Dr. Henderson attended high school in MS where he excelled academically going on to pursue a BS (cum laude) in chemistry from... Washington, District of Columbia Mary Irene Pett 1934 — 2023 Mary Irene Pett, of Washington D.C., passed away after a brief illness on December 15, 2023. Mary was born on April 26, 1934, in Providence, Rhode Island to the late William Alfred Pett and Irene Pett. She attended Aldrich High School in Warwick, Rhode Island and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics-Economics from Pembroke College in Brown University in 1956. She maintained a home in Washington D.C. for the last 60 years. Mary was 89 years of age. In the city of Providence, Rhode Island, Mary Pett, along with her two siblings, emerged as a trailblazer. Born and raised in an environment of exploration and creativity, Mary's childhood summers were filled with sailing and swimming... Maryville, TN Jean Elizabeth Marshall 1927 — 2023 Jean Elizabeth Marshall (96) of Maryville, TN passed away on December 14, 2023. She was a resident at Shannondale of Maryville. Born in Providence R.I. on January 9, 1927, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Smith) Marshall. She was the beloved wife of the late Gordon E. Marshall. She was the loving mother of Nancy M. Alvanas (Steve) of Knoxville, TN, Gordon E. Marshall, Jr. (Nancy) of Portsmouth, RI, Douglas S. Marshall (Christie) of Lexington, SC and Pamela J. Talgo (Mark) of West Harrison, NY. She was the loving grandmother of nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Jean had many friends during her time living in RI, Vero Beach, Florida and Tennessee. She enjoyed helping... North Port, Florida Beverly A. Longo Lacey 1933 — 2023 Beverly Lacey, 90, passed surrounded by family on December 6, 2023. Beverly was born on September 8th 1933 in Providence, RI, the loving daughter of Frank and Theresa (Ziroli) Longo. She moved from Lincoln, RI to North Port, FL in 1990. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, George Lacey. They shared many happy times together. She is also survived by two loving and devoted children, son, Michael A D'Amore; a daughter, Patricia A Perreault and son-in-law Timothy. She was proud Nana of two precious grandchildren, Lori A Leutwyler and Michael A D'Amore, and two great grandchildren Marielle A Leutwyler and Michael R D'Amore. She is also survived by three siblings Anna Stabile, Norma... Tisbury, Massachusetts Edward S. Sternick 1939 — 2023 Dr. Edward "Ned" S. Sternick, 84, of Vineyard Haven, MA, passed away on November 30, 2023. He was born February 10, 1939 in Boston, MA the son of the late Charles and Adele Sternick of Brookline, and was an esteemed member of the community both in Boston and later in his adopted home of Martha's Vineyard. Ned was a tremendous history buff, particularly when it came to the great statesman Daniel Webster. He was happiest sharing his passion with those around him, where he had the gift of connecting everything back to Daniel. Ned had an impressive educational background, having graduated from Brookline High School before earning his B.S from Tufts University, M.A. from Boston University,... Chelmsford, Massachusetts Theodore Joseph Nimiroski 1937 — 2023 Theodore Joseph Nimiroski, 86, formerly of Charlestown RI, passed away Friday, November 17, 2023, surrounded by family, at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veteran's Hospital in Bedford, MA. He was born March 19, 1937, in Attleboro, MA to parents Victor Nimiroski and Charlotte (Strzepek) Richmond. He was married to the late Charlotte (Bartula) Nimiroski, who passed in 2008. Theodore served his Country honorably from 1954-1958 in the Air Force. He was stationed in Stateside in Alaska and served overseas in Japan and valued the time he served. He went on to become metallurgist and was contracted by several government companies throughout his career in which he used his training to inspect... Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire Lorraine Frances Saulnier 1943 — 2023 Lorraine F. Saulnier, 80, of Gilmanton iron works, NH, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 16, 2023, surrounded by family and friends. Lorraine was born on April 4, 1943, in Boston, MA, to the late John J. Daly and Elizabeth R. (Roach) Devin. Lorraine was a career employee of the US Postal Service and co-owned Lordens Livery Service with her beloved husband Dennis Saulnier. Lorraine was a kind soul dedicating her life to the caring of others. She raised her grandson, Dennis (DJ), after the sudden loss of her daughter Felicia. She enjoyed her pets (Molly, Shorty and Shadow), plants and daily conversations with her brother Jack. She was blessed to have many dedicated friends...
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