Recent REALTOR® Losses

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Albert Finger – REALTOR® formerly affiliated with Prudential Gammons East Bay, Bristol
FINGER, ALBERT, 94, died May 14, 2017. He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Moverman) Finger. Born in Haverhill, MA, a son of the late Morris and Tillie (Tykocki) Finger, he had been a resident of Bristol since 1937. He attended Brown University before taking over responsibility and becoming the owner of the former Morris Finger & Sons Furniture Store in Bristol. Mr. Finger was a member of Temple Beth El. He is survived by his daughter Lori Bastien (Lisa) of Bristol and was the brother of the late Charles Finger. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 16th at 9:30 AM in Lincoln Park Cemetery, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N. Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472. Shiva will be private.
Richard Foreman – REALTOR®, Offshore Property Limited, Block Island
Richard (“Rick”) L. Foreman passed away on Friday, May 5, while tending to his gardens as he so loved to do. He was a vibrant and handsome 65 years old.

Rick was born in Libertyville, Illinois on Feb. 27, 1952. He earned his BA degree from the University of Missouri. After a varied career that included real estate and global marketing that took him around the world — to the World Cup and the Olympics — Rick moved  to Block Island fulltime in 2001. Together with his partner of 43 years, and spouse, Jack Lefcourt, they restored their iconic Block Island home, Little Beaver, and created extraordinary gardens on their Beacon Hill property. Rick was the proprietor of Eylandt Antiques, which he opened in 2004, and was a sales associate at Offshore Properties. He also volunteered as a fundraiser for Block Island Health Services, assisted on special projects at the Historical Society, and prepared meals for the Lunch Bunch.

Rick was a lover of things old and new — renovator of old structures, dabbler in antiques, and collector of Block Island memorabilia, while also a creator and discoverer of new projects and interests. Rick had a sardonic wit and a ready, wry smile to match. He was loved by many and he treasured his wide-ranging menagerie of friends. Rick was an avid gardener, an accomplished chef, and a devoted father to his beloved dogs. He spread joy with his laughter and with gorgeous homegrown bouquets of flowers that he delighted in bestowing on his friends.

Rick is survived by his husband, Jack; stepchildren Nancy and Andrew; three grandchildren Lily, Nina, and Abby; two sisters, three nieces and one nephew. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to The Mary D. Fund. Services will be announced at a future time.

Russell Johnson – husband of REALTOR® Marianne Johnson of Keller Williams Realty in Newport
PORTSMOUTH – Russell A. Johnson, 73, of Portsmouth, RI passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Marianne DelNero Johnson who he married on June 7, 1974. Born in Providence on October 7, 1943, Russell was the son of the late Eric and Tyra (Nelson) Johnson.  He was a graduate of The University of Rhode Island and worked at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center for 43 years as an electrical engineer.

He loved working in his garden and spending time with his grandchildren whom they called “BT.” He also enjoyed traveling with his wife to Maine and New Hampshire. One of his biggest passions was his love for animals. He leaves behind his best pal Teddy.

Besides his wife he leaves his children Stacey Downing and her husband Steve of Middletown, and John Johnson and his wife Maria of Portsmouth. He is also survived by his brother: Raymond Johnson and his wife Linda of Alton Bay, NH and his mother-in-law Anna DelNero of Middletown.

He was the grandfather of five grandchildren, Emma Downing and her fiancé Brian Palakiko, Eliza Anthony and her husband William Anthony Jr., Christos Johnson, Melina Johnson, Maria Johnson and one great-granddaughter Allison Mae Anthony who was the light of his life. He also leaves behind a niece and a nephew.

Calling hours will be held, Sunday June 11, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, Newport. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Potter League for Animals.
Additional information at www.memorialfuneralhome.com

Andrew W. Hill, Jr. – REALTOR®, Phillips Post Road Realty
Andrew W. Hill, Jr., 70, of North Kingstown, died Monday, May 15, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the loving husband of Patricia A. (Robinson) Hill. Born in Detroit, MI, he was a son of the late Andrew W. Hill, Sr. and Jean (Saville) Hill.

Andy was a Real Estate Agent with Phillips Post Road Realty of North Kingstown for many years.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his loving sons: Christopher S. Hill of North Kingstown and Brian A. Hill & his wife Amy of Attleboro. Cherished grandfather of Evan Hill, Savannah Hill, Aarushi Hill, Aakash Hill, & Landon Hill. He was the brother of Douglas Hill & David Hill of Texas.

In Accordance with Andy’s wishes, his funeral and burial will be private. Calling Hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Go Fund Me Page Link Below.

Andy Hill Memorial Fund

Mary (Empie) Davis – REALTOR®, Coastal Properties
Mary Paul(Empie) Davis, of Saunderstown, RI, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2017. She leaves her husband of 55 years, Daniel A. Davis of Saunderstown. Daughter of the former Vice Admiral James H. and Florence Foskett of Wickford; and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kent Kane of Philadelphia.

She leaves three children, Jamie and his wife Katherine Davis of Saunderstown; Christopher and his wife Pamela Davis of South Berwick, ME, Ashley (Davis) and her husband Cameron O’Connor of Saunderstown; and six grandchildren, Sophia Davis, Amanda Davis, Christopher Davis, Jr., Tucker Davis, Mackenzie Davis and Emma O’Connor.

A celebration of her life will be held May 12, 2017 at 1pm in The Chapel of St. John the Divine in Saunderstown, RI. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the charity of your choice.

Edward Silberman, father to Realtor Jim Silberman of RE/MAX Professionals in East Greenwich
SILBERMAN, EDWARD 90, of Warwick, died on February 15, 2017. Left to mourn his passing are his beloved wife of over 68 years, Marion B. (MacLean) Silberman and his children: Judith S. Earle, John E. Silberman (wife Deborah), and James A. Silberman, all of Warwick. He also leaves behind his cherished grandchildren: Elizabeth S. Phillips (husband Scott), Susan B. Earle, John E. Silberman, Jr., Breana G. Silberman and Alanna S. Botts (husband Jonathan). He leaves a sister, Shirley Caywood of Niantic, CT and many dear siblings-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Harry and Ethel M. (Ford) Silberman and was also predeceased by his son-in-law John G. Earle.

The funeral service for Ed will be held on Tuesday, February 21, at Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. The family will receive visitors between 9 and 11 am. A brief service will follow. For complete obituary, please visit www.barrettandcotter.com

Timothy J. Harrington III, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gammons Realty
Timothy J. Harrington III, 83, died peacefully on February 12th, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Lois (Lindemann). They were married for 60 years.

Born in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late Timothy and Helen (McElroy) Harrington II.

Timothy was a graduate of Saint Raphael Academy and Providence College. He served our country proudly as a member of the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain.

He was the founder of Birchwood Builders Inc. and built hundreds of new homes on Aquidneck Island. Later, he branched out into commercial construction and restoration. Upon retirement he worked as a realtor broker associate. He was a past president of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick (Prov.), past president of RIBA, past president of NEBA, vice president of NAHB, member of the RI Construction Coalition.

Tim was a long time member and past president of the Warwick Country Club, for over 50 years, and was a four time club champion, past president of the RIGA, member and team captain of the RIGA tri-state team, member of the founding committee for the Buttonhole golf facility, member of the Kent Washington board of Realtors, and Life Elk of the tri-state lodge. He was a past member of the Kent County Hospital board of directors.

Besides his wife he is survived by his siblings, his six children and thirteen grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Brother of Margaret Cassels, Dr. Paul Harrington, and Peter Harrington. Son Timothy and wife Emily (Laura, Lindsay), daughter Patricia and husband Mark Williams (Tyler), daughter Laure and husband Robert Flynn (Meredith, Robert), daughter Lisa and husband Greg Roberts (Danielle, Ryan, Timothy) , son Michael and wife Lisa (Elizabeth, Stephany), son Terence and wife Beverly(Terence, Beau, Lexi). He was the brother of the late Helen Harrington.

Clarence Alanson Vars, Jr., father of Elizabeth Vars, Doorley Real Estate
Every so often a child is born with great charm, a love of people of all ages and a wicked sense of humor. Such a person was Clarence Alanson Vars, Jr. who died Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Born July 1, 1933, “Lance” as he was known by most, was born to Clarence A. Vars and Ruby Aitken Vars at the Westerly Hospital. From the very beginning of his life, he had a way with people and truly enjoyed engaging with anyone he happened upon. People loved him and he loved them back.

For Lance, life was something to be enjoyed and not taken seriously. He attended school in Westerly through the 9th grade before enrolling at Moses Brown School in Providence. While there he excelled in swimming and was the captain of his team before graduating in 1951.

At Trinity College from 1951 until 1955, Alanson reveled in wine, women and song! He thrived at Trinity, becoming Student Senate President, a Judicial Board Member, captain of his swim team, a brother at Theta Xi Fraternity and acknowledged in Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges. Academics were not the focal point of his college career but he managed to graduate with a BA, having majored in History – because that was the area in which he had the most credits.
During his years at Trinity he participated in ROTC. After graduation he went into the U.S. Air Force in 1955 and was stationed at the Naval Air Station Brunswick in Brunswick, Maine, as an aide to the Major. He was discharged in 1958 with the rank of Captain and always remembered his years in the service fondly.

Vars Brothers, the family’s drug store in the heart of Westerly, was his base of operations for the next 15 years until its closing in 1974. Many young ladies would sip drinks at the fountain to catch a glimpse or engage in small talk with the owner’s son. And it was here that he met his future wife Beverly E. Gifford, although she was not initially as enchanted as so many others.

Upon the closing of Vars Brothers, Lance went on to open his own pharmacy in Hope Valley and later transitioned this location to a liquor store called The Village Place. Known for its great selection of wine, Lance could always be found behind the register or talking with patrons.

Lance was a lifelong member and past President of the Chariho Rotary Club, a group he cherished and championed. He sat on the Board of Old Stone, People’s and Fleet Banks, and was a member of the Royal Order of Jesters, the Shriners and the Elks.

Lance leaves his wife of 50 years, Beverly Vars; his daughters Elizabeth and Hillary and his son-in-law Dan Whelan; two grandsons Finn and Noah; and his sister Lois Vars Mason.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Chariho Rotary Club scholarship fund or The Tomorrow Fund.

William Harvey, father of William Harvey II, Harvey Carr & Hadfield
William R. Harvey, 70, of Middletown, died Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. His family was at his bedside when he passed.

He was the husband of Betty Lou Oakley Harvey.

Born on January 28, 1946 in Newport, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late William Ward and Lynette (Beattie) Harvey.

In addition to his beloved wife of forty-seven years, William is survived by his children – William W. Harvey II and his wife, Karen Harvey, of Portsmouth; Bethany H. Stewart of Saunderstown; and Ryan D. Harvey and his wife, Alexis Harvey, of Boston, Massachusetts. Bill had eight grandchildren – William, Shane, Maxwell, Brianna, Stephan and David Harvey, and Beau and Ruby Stewart. He is also survived by his sisters, Lynn H. Summers and her husband, Daniel Summers, of Iowa City, Iowa, and Anne H. Lawton and her husband, Edward Lawton, of Holliston, Massachusetts. He also leaves behind his Oakley brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, cousins, and his Aunt, Joan (Beattie) Klaserner.

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Estelle Swain – Coldwell Banker, Cumberland
Estelle Swain of Coldwell Banker in Cumberland passed away due to an accident on December 31, 2016.

The family has requested donations, in lieu of flowers to:

Doctors Without Borders

If members would like to send condolences to her family, you may do so as follows:

The Family of Estelle Swain
c/o Mary Baron, Manager
Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage
1985 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Orian Archambault – Brother of Marc Archambault, Broker, Randall Realtors Real Living, Wakefield
ARCHAMBAULT, ORIAN A. – 76, of Narragansett passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at home. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Field) Archambault for 52 years. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Orian and Marguerite (DesLauriers) Archambault.

Orian was a Certified Public Accountant running his own accounting practice for almost 30 years, with a specialty in assisting the commercial fisherman in Galilee. Previously he was employed by the accounting firm of Blackman and Blackman. Before returning to Rhode Island he was employed by NASA, the IRS, the United States General Accounting Office. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy and The University of Rhode Island.

Besides his beloved wife, he is survived by his loving children, Renee Reilly of Barrington and David Archambault and his fiancee Tricia Pimental of Narragansett. He was the brother of Marc Archambault of South Kingston and Peter Archambault of Providence. He was the brother of the late Robert Archambault. Orian was the grandfather of Connor Reilly, Cameron Reilly, Jake Archambault, Nick Archambault, Sidney Pimental and Gabriella Pimental.

Orian and his wife Sandra had a home in Naples, Florida for 18 years where they spent many enjoyable winters with their Florida friends.

Orian had a strong bond with the ocean. He loved sharing his passion for boating, clamming and crabbing with his family and friends. He and his wife enjoyed cruising on their trawler “Macbeth” along the East Coast, Intercoastal Waterway, in the Florida Keys and Canadian Seaways for 17 years.

Family and friends will celebrate Orian’s remarkable life at a tribute to him on Saturday, December 10th at 12:00 p.m. at the Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia Street, Wakefield. The family will welcome guests for visitation prior to the service from 10 a.m. to Noon. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Point Judith Fisherman’s Scholarship Fund, PO Box 386, Narragansett, RI 02882.

Published in The Providence Journal on Dec. 6, 2016

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Mary Ann Young – Mother of REALTOR® Becky Moniz, Weichert Realtors – Cress & Co.
YOUNG, MARY ANN (BAXTER) 81, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 at home. She was the wife of the late William T. Young, and daughter of the late George and Mary Ann (Quinn) Baxter. Mary Ann was Broker and Owner of Young Realty for over 35 years, and a member of the National Association of Realtors reaching Emeritus status in 2014. She was the first woman chair of the RI Real Estate Commission and was instrumental in writing the education and testing requirements for Realtors. A communicant of St. Francis de Sales Church, she was active in many parish activities and functions. She was an avid golfer and member of the Quonset Ladies Twilight League where she formed lifetime friendships. A consummate volunteer, she worked tirelessly to improve the community in which she lived. She is survived by six children, Thomas C., Michael W. and Mark A. Stevens, Mary Ann E. Topp, Rebecca M. Moniz and Bethany I. Lenderman; eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late John, George and Joseph Baxter.

Her funeral will be held Wednesday, November 23 at 8:45 AM, from The FAGAN-QUINN Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Rd, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis de Sales Church, School St. at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Mary Academy BayView, 3070 Pawtucket Ave, Riverside, RI 02852, will be appreciated.

Philip Hill – Father of REALTOR® Ann Galvin, Homestead Properties
HILL, PHILIP J. 91, died peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Providence, he was the son of Davis and Alberta (Lassey) Hill. He was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. Phil was a U.S. Army veteran having served his country during World War II. Phil was president of Ahern Corporation and was the founder and president of Able Bituminous Contractors, Inc. He was a member of the RI Truck Owners Assoc. as well as the Seekonk Lions Club. He was formerly from Seekonk, where he served on the Planning Board. He was a man of wisdom, strength, dignity and generosity who deeply touched many lives. He is survived by his two daughters; Ann Galvin of Cranston and Susan Kane (Vincent Michael) of Seekonk, and four grandchildren; Kathryn and Michael Galvin and Ryan (Meghan) and Evan (Amanda) Kane and one great grandson, Mason Kane. He was the former husband of the late Jean Hill, mother of his children. He was the brother of Betty McGinnis of TN and the late Mary Sheldon, David Hill, Ruth Felice, and Malcolm Hill. He is also survived by many adoring nieces and nephews. His funeral will be begin on Thursday, at 9:30 am, followed by a funeral service at 10:30 am, in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road, Warwick. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial with military honors will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours, Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 in his memory, would be appreciated.
Elaine A DeCesare – Mother of REALTOR® Brenda Fernandes, Exit Realty Firm
Elaine A. DeCesare (Daglieri), 81, a retired reconciler for the banking industry, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Kent Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Carmine DeCesare for 59 years and a daughter of the late James and Anna McCormick. Elaine was the loving mother of Lynn A. Leahey and her husband, Kenneth, Jr.; David S. DeCesare and his wife, Athena; Brenda A. Fernandes and her husband, Raymond, and Craig A. DeCesare; loving grandmother of Bryan, Nicole, Brendan, Tara and Emma; loving great grandmother of Emily.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148, will be appreciated.

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Daryl Canada – REALTOR® CENTURY 21 Stachurski Agency
Daryl Sumner Canada, age 58, of McAloon St., Pawtucket, passed peacefully Thursday afternoon, August 4, 2016 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband and the best friend of Angel (Arnett) Canada.

Born March 28, 1958, in Boston, MA, he was a son of the late Charles S. Canada and the late Marjorie (Parks) Canada.

In addition to his wife of 18 years, he leaves his daughter, Olivia Canada; his step-son, Victor Richardson Jr.; his brother, Charles Parks; and his sisters, Torri Canada and Patricia Smith. He also is survived by his loving nieces and nephews.

A celebration of the life of Daryl Sumner Canada will begin Monday, August 8, at 10am in The King’s Cathedral, 1860 Westminster St., Providence. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
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Richard Kaplan – Uncle of REALTOR® Mindy Lane, Keller Williams Realty
KAPLAN, RICHARD A. 74, retired Managing partner of Yarlas, Kaplan, Santilli and Moran in Providence died peacefully on July 16th. He was the beloved husband of Susan Kearney Kaplan. Richard was the former husband of Nancy Kaplan and is survived by their children, Donna Figueroa and her husband Hector and Lori Selsberg and her husband David, his grandchildren Gianni, Allie and Maddy, his step-daughter Alisha Kearney and his devoted feline friend Max. He was the brother of the late Gerald Kaplan and his wife Sheila and the cherished uncle to Mindy Lane and her husband Bruce, Ronald Kaplan and his wife Kim, Gary Perler and his wife Lauren and Amy Strom and her husband Anders and loved by so many more. Richard proudly assumed the role for his brother as surrogate grandfather to Justin & Shari Castelli, Brandon & Devin Lane and Jerald Kaplan. Born in Providence, son of the late Melba and James Kaplan, he was a graduate of Cranston High School, the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and Suffolk University Law School. Richard enjoyed being active and was especially passionate about sailing, traveling, snacking, taking family photos, working and serving his community and the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. Richard was a devoted Certified Public Accounting, befriending longtime clients for many years. Throughout his long career, Richard not only loved working, but he devoted a great deal of his time to his business and the Jewish community. During his lifetime he held many roles and served as CPA representative for the RI Bar Association, President of the CCRI Foundation and Jewish Family Service, Treasurer and Board Member of Providence Rotary Club and recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Trustee of Rotary Charities Foundation, Treasurer for the RI Alumni Club of University of Pennsylvania, and RI Chairman of Israel Bond Campaign, where he was honored to receive the Jerusalem 3000 Medal. He also was the recipient of the Mission Award from the RI Society of CPA’s, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Estate Planning Council of RI, Certificate of Appreciation from the RI Bar Association & Foundation and the Advocate Award from the Small Business Administration Accounting. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday July 20th at 1:00 PM at Temple Beth El, 70 Orchard Ave, Providence followed by inurnment at Swan Point Cemetery. Shiva will be observed on Wednesday and Thursday at the Garden Reception Room at Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Blvd, Providence. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Kristen Allen at YKSM CPAs, 27 Dryden Lane, Providence, RI 02904 or http://pmc.org/SK0207. For information and condolences please go to www.SugarmanSinai.com.

Published in The Providence Journal from July 17 to July 18, 2016

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Stephen Gachowski – REALTOR® affiliated with Next Home Real Estate in Cranston.
Stephen Gachowski age 50 of Broad Street in Cranston died unexpectedly on June 20, 2016. Stephen was a realtor with Next Home Real Estate in Cranston. Stephen was born on September 12, 1965 in Buffalo, New York to Nancy (Dennis) Gachowski of Warwick and the late Gerald Gachowski. He is survived by sisters Beth and Kate and his brother Daniel. He is also survived by his nephew Elias and his nieces Isabel, Mae, Sarah and Lauren. Stephen spent all of his life in either Cranston or Warwick. He graduated from Bishop Hendricken High in 1983. He graduated from The former Bryant College in 1987 with a degree in accounting. He worked for several years at Balfour followed by employment at Federal Product. Stephen then worked for several years at Refi doing mortgages before joining Next Home Real Estate. He received the Bronze Circle of Sales Excellence Award for 2015. Stephen was a lifelong sports fan. He was an enthusiastic follower of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots and Providence College Basketball. For many years Stephen played basketball himself and had many life-long friends who he had met on the courts in Cranston, Warwick and Providence. Stephen also spent time coaching youth basketball. Stephen was an animal lover who liked to buy his loved ones dogs as gifts. A Memorial Service to honor Stephen will be held on Wednesday June 29th at 6:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue in Cranston. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Cranston YMCA 1225 Park Avenue Cranston, Rhode Island 02910.

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Helen F. Quinn – REALTOR® affiliated with Lila Delman Real Estate in Newport
Helen “Bunnie” F. Quinn, 71, of Newport, RI, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the home of her daughter following a hard fought five month battle with brain cancer. She was the devoted mother of Tara Quinn Reilly and grandmother of Andrew Reilly (10) and Fiona Reilly (8) of Middletown, RI.

Born on January 2, 1945 in Pawtucket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence A. and Helen V. Flynn. Bunnie attended Sacred Heart School in Pawtucket, RI and the University of Rhode Island. She had a 40-year career in real estate sales, most recently with the Newport office of Lila Delman. She also worked part time at Bellevue Capital for the past twenty years.

She loved gardening, knitting and was an avid reader. She would very often host her grandchildren for sleepovers, which included baking or gardening projects or watching Patriots football games with her grandson. She was a member of the Newport Garden Club, the Clambake Club and Spouting Rock Beach Association. She was immensely thankful and felt fortunate to have her dear friends and family’s support during the past five months.

In addition to her daughter Tara, her son-in-law Andrew K. Reilly and her two grandchildren Andrew and Fiona, she is survived by her brothers Neil Flynn and Dennis Flynn and her sister Marybeth Kelleher as well as several nieces and nephews and was the sister of the late Peter Flynn and Paula Gaudreau.

Bunnie’s funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street, Newport. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.  Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lucy’s Hearth, 913 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842 (www.lucyshearth.org), St. Mary’s Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 547, Newport, RI or to the St. Joseph’s Church Food Pantry, 5 Mann Avenue, Newport, RI 02840.

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Maureen Morash – Wife of REALTOR® Don Marash
RIORDAN-MORASH, MAUREEN L. (McCAUGHEY), R.N. of Warwick, died on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones. She was the wife of Donald G. Morash, Jr. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late John B. and Margaret E. (McAuley) McCaughey, she lived in Warwick since 1989. She was a summer resident of Roy Carpenter’s Beach, Matunuck, and a winter resident of Hillsboro Beach, Florida. Maureen was employed as a registered nurse at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence for 20 years, retiring 16 years ago. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of the East Greenwich Yacht Club. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Timothy J. Riordan of Providence, and Terrence J. Riordan and his wife Wendy of Lincoln; two daughters, Erin M. Riordan and Kara R. Riordan, both of Providence; a step-son, Donald G. Morash, III and his wife Emily of Warwick; two sisters, Gail A. Johnson-Sweeney and her husband Bill Sweeney of Bristol, and Joan B. Petit of Warwick; a sister-in-law, Kathleen McCaughey of Lincoln; and eight grandchildren. She was the sister of the late John B. McCaughey, Jr. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 10, at 8:45 a.m. from the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Gregory the Great Church, 360 Cowesett Road, Warwick. Visiting hours will be on Monday from 4-7 p.m. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Contributions made in her memory to theAmerican Lung Association would be appreciated.

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Bernadette Caprio – Mother of REALTOR® Anthony Caprio, Center Place Realty & Investment in Cranston
CAPRIO, BERNADETTE (STEFFEL) 78, of Cranston, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016 surrounded by her children. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Kivior) Steffel. Bernadette was employed by the former Allendale Mutual Insurance Company for many years, and later for Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, Inc. before her retirement. Her greatest joy was caring for and nurturing her four grandchildren. She is survived by her loving children, Catherine Caprio Albanese and her husband William of Warwick, Anthony M. Caprio and his wife Michele of Scituate, and Elaine A. Caprio of Lynnfield, MA; dear siblings, Michael Steffel and Dorothy Steffel, both of Lincoln; cherished grandchildren, Michael A. Caprio, Mark W. Caprio, Andrew C. Brady and Ashton T. Brady. Funeral from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston on Thursday at 10 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Mary’s Church, Cranston. Burial will be held in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. VISITING HOURS will be held on Wednesday from 4-8 pm. Bernadette became passionate about furthering Alzheimer’s research after witnessing a dear friend struggle with this disease. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St. Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906.

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Kermit D. Adams – Principal Broker for Adams & Adams Real Estate in Westerly
Kermit D. Adams, Sr., 80, of Woodbury died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 after a hard fought battle with leukemia.
Born on May 7, 1935 in Waterbury he was the son of William Kermit Adams and Ruth Fiero Adams. He attended Woodbury schools and graduated from Cheshire Academy where he played basketball, baseball, and sang in his high school chorus. He performed in the Southbury Playhouse Summer Theater. Kermit played minor league baseball and tried out for the Brooklyn Dodgers before he eventually went on to serve his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was very proud of his military service and recounted numerous stories over the years. From there, Kermit attended Bentley College and ultimately earned a degree in Accounting from Post College in Waterbury.He had an entrepreneurial spirit. In 1962, Kermit co-founded and built the Tapawingo Ski Area in Woodbury. Kermit was the General Manager of Sega Sand and Gravel for 11 years, and he was a partner in Kest Equipment Corporation. He also built Paradise Sand and Gravel which later became a fish farm. Kermit went on to form Kersan Realty and Development which built custom homes and strip centers. In 1978, he built the Painted Pony Restaurant in Bethlehem with Sandra Adams which he owned and operated for 20 years. He established Adams and Adams Real Estate in 1967 which he operated in Conn. and R.I. until his passing with his loving wife, Terrylee Adams.Kermit was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time at his beach condo in Watch Hill, R.I. where he was a member of the Watch Hill Yacht Club. He enjoyed fishing the waters off Watch Hill and Fischer’s Island. He served on the Board of Directors for Larkin Square for many years before becoming their Project Manager. He was a 32 degree Mason and member of the Scottish Rite. Kermit was a past member of Euclid Masonic Temple and the Sphinx Temple of Newington. Kermit also had a true conservative streak and enjoyed a good debate over the politics of the day.
Besides his wife and partner of 32 years, he leaves six children: Marcy Russell and her husband, Tom of Bethlehem; Betsy Costanzo and her husband, Phil of Wrentham, Mass.; Lee Adams and his wife, Heidi of Brentwood, Tenn.; Kermit Adams, Jr. and his wife, Jenafur of Chicago, Ill.; Jaime Makuc and her husband, Paul of Litchfield; and Jerrod Kirchberger and his wife, Ali of Woodbury; seven grandchildren: Tommy Russell, Jr. and his fiancée. Amy, Spencer Russell and his wife. Kelly, Timothy Costanzo, Liz Costanzo, Norah Adams, Mason Adams, and Michaela Lee Makuc and one great-grandson, Sarj Russell. He is also survived by his sister, Susan Eisenhauer of Fla. and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Nancy Meyerhans.View/Sign Guestbook
Allen Gammons, Sr. – Father to REALTOR® Allen Gammons, Jr of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gammons Realty
GAMMONS, ALLEN BRITTAIN, SR. 77, passed away peacefully on January 13th, 2016. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 54+ years, Ruth (Blanchard) Gammons. Born in Providence he was the son of the late Peter Talbot Gammons and Helen (Pelley) Gammons. Mr. Gammons was an Amica retiree and member of the United Methodist Church of East Greenwich and the Quonset Davisville Naval Yacht Club. He spent his retired years golfing, enjoying his boat and fishing with family and friends. He was the adoring father to Susan Gammons Lamendola and husband Christopher, Allen B. Gammons, Jr. and wife Ann, Roberta Gammons Dowding and husband Alan. Doting grandfather to Christopher, Kathryn and Jonathan Lamendola, Connor, Tyler, Rachel and Caraline Gammons, and Elizabeth, Emily and Ethan Dowding. Predeceased by Joshua and Nicholas Lamendola. He was the brother to Peter Gammons (Linda), Sally Wheeler (Donald), Robert Gammons (Meredith), and Nancy Hadfield (Robert) and brother in law to Leslie Longley and the late Paul Longley. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and a bevy of cousins. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, January 18th at 10:30AM at the East Greenwich United Methodist Church, 1558 South County Trail, East Greenwich. Donations in his memory may be made to the East Greenwich United Methodist Church, the American Heart Association or the United Leukodystrophy Foundation. www.hillfuneralhome.comView/Sign Guestbook
Nicholas Brendan O’Reilly – Father to REALTOR® Joan Dion of Reliable Realty Group in Cumberland.
NANNICELLI, Althea M. (O’Neill) Of Medfield, December 15, 2015, age 94. Beloved wife of the late John J. Nannicelli. Loving mother of John J. “Jay” Nannicelli, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Hollis, NH, Paul X. Nannicelli and his wife Louise of Walpole, and Althea M. Rothmeyer and her husband Jay of Narragansett, RI. Cherished grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 11. Devoted sister of the late Rita Reid, Robert O’Neill, Eugene O’Neill, and Paul O’Neill. Loving sister in law of Doris O’Neill of Arlington and Marie Keezer of East Walpole. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Althea’s Life Celebration on Sunday from 2-4 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, WALPOLE, and on Monday from 9-9:45 in the Holy Family Chapel of Saint Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central Street, Framingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Holy Family Chapel on Monday at 10AM. Interment will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Saint Patrick’s Manor, c/o the Carmelite Sisters, 863 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701. WWII US Navy Veteran.

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Althea Naniccelli – Mother to REALTOR® and KWAOR Director Althea Rothmeyer of Residential Properties LTD in Narragansett
NANNICELLI, Althea M. (O’Neill) Of Medfield, December 15, 2015, age 94. Beloved wife of the late John J. Nannicelli. Loving mother of John J. “Jay” Nannicelli, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Hollis, NH, Paul X. Nannicelli and his wife Louise of Walpole, and Althea M. Rothmeyer and her husband Jay of Narragansett, RI. Cherished grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 11. Devoted sister of the late Rita Reid, Robert O’Neill, Eugene O’Neill, and Paul O’Neill. Loving sister in law of Doris O’Neill of Arlington and Marie Keezer of East Walpole. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Althea’s Life Celebration on Sunday from 2-4 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, WALPOLE, and on Monday from 9-9:45 in the Holy Family Chapel of Saint Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central Street, Framingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Holy Family Chapel on Monday at 10AM. Interment will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Saint Patrick’s Manor, c/o the Carmelite Sisters, 863 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701. WWII US Navy Veteran.

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James Garlick – Brother of REALTOR Gayle Moon of Real Estate Masters
GARLICK, JAMES R. 64, passed away peacefully Friday, December 4, 2015 at Home & Hospice Care of RI. He was the beloved husband of Antonia M. (DelBonis) Garlick for 42 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late James F. and Miriam “Mim” (Curran) Garlick. James worked as a manager for Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and Water Park for 10 years and was currently the office manager for Matrix Sales & Marketing. He was an avid golfer at the North Kingstown Golf Club. James was a true sportsman and past RI State Archery Champion. As a young man he was an Eagle Scout. He is also survived by his sister, Gayle Moone and her husband Rick, his mother-in-law, Marie DelBonis, aunt, Carmel Vitullo, uncle, John D. Garlick and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. His funeral will be held Wednesday, December 9, at 10 am from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Clement Church, Long Street. Burial in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Tuesday, 4-7 pm. Contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904, or the American Diabetes Association , 10 Speen Street, #2, Framingham, MA 01701, will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit TheQuinnFuneralHome.com.

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