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Joyce Kinsella – REALTOR®
Bristol — Joyce M. (DiMauro) Kinsella, 70, of Bristol, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at home.  She was the devoted wife of the late Richard Edward Kinsella.

Joyce was born in Fall River a daughter of the late Lawrence J. and Rose (Ferreira) DiMauro. Larry was the well known owner of Larry’s Sunoco in Warren for many years.

A lifelong Bristol resident, Joyce was a graduate of Rhode Island College with a Master’s Degree in Education. She was a teacher and later Principal with the Bristol School Department, before retiring 20 years ago. Joyce was later a member of the School Committee and finally a Realtor for the last 15 years.

She is survived by her son Richard L. Kinsella of Bristol and her brother Lawrence J. DiMauro, Jr. of Warren.
“Giga” (as she was lovingly referred to as) was the grandmother of Farah May Kinsella and Richard M. “Little Ricky” Kinsella, as well as the Aunt of Holly Rose DiMauro.

Gifts in her memory may be sent to the Bristol – Warren Education Foundation, P.O. Box 543, Bristol, RI, 02809.
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Caroline M. Cressman – REALTOR®
Caroline M. Cressman, 89, a longtime resident of East Greenwich, passed away November 12, 2018.  She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Robert C. Cressman, Sr.  Born in Harrisburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Stanley W. and Mary (Egry) Matla.

After years of being wonderful homemaker and mother to her children Caroline became a licensed realtor in 1972.  She started and owned the highly successful real estate firm Cress & Company in 1978, where she enjoyed helping families find the right home for them.  She spent most of her life as a resident of East Greenwich and was always very active in local community and church activities.  She was a world traveler and especially enjoyed traveling with her husband, and also frequently took their children and their families on great family excursions.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Robert C. Cressman, Jr. and his wife Angela, Kathleen A. Blier and her husband Gary, Donald E. Cressman and his wife Mary Jane and John B. Cressman and his wife Suzanne; 9 grandchildren, Robert III, Spencer, Connor, Nathaniel, Rebecca, Jacqueline, Alexander, Jessica and Lauren; and great grandson, Kellan.  She was the sister of the late Bobby Matla.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, November 19th at 10:30am Our Lady of Mercy Church, 65 Third St., East Greenwich.  Burial will be in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.  Calling hours: Sunday, November 18th 1-4pm at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich.  In lieu of flowers please contribute to your Local food bank for Thanksgiving donations.  East Greenwich – St Lukes Episcopal Church or the Ecumenical Food Cupboard  (401-884-4116).

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Richard Bernard – REALTOR® EMERITUS & Father of REALTOR® Allison Bernard, Keller Williams Realty, Cranston, RI
BERNARD, RICHARD A. age 84, of North Kingstown & Plantation, FL passed away Friday October 5th surrounded by family. Richard was the beloved husband of Virginia (Carnevale) Bernard for 61 years. He attended Mount Saint Charles Academy and graduating from Coventry High School as a star football player.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was stationed as an interpreter at Ellis Island. Richard’s lifelong career in real estate started shortly after his return from the service, when he joined the family business, H.J. Bernard Realty of Coventry. As the past president of the Kent County Board of Realtors, he was recognized as Realtor of the Year in 1966 for his outstanding contributions to the realtor profession. In 2007, Richard received the status of Realtor Emeritus for 40 years of dedication to the N.A.R. He was past President of the Rhode Island Golf Association, a member of Quidnessett Country Club, and Lago Mar Country Club of Plantation, FL.

Son of the late Henry and Marie (Beauchemin) Bernard, survived by his sister Penny Bernard Weber, and his five children: Susanne and the late Tom Suprock, Trisha and Donald Metcalf, Karen Bernard, Jody and Richard Bernard Jr., and Allison Bernard. Pepé to 11 grandchildren: John IV, Brandon, Ingrid, Jeremy, Nicole, Lauren, Amanda, Timothy, Isabella, Richard III, and Julia. Richard will be remembered as a loving husband, father, Pepé, colleague and friend.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the John P. Burke Memorial Caddy Scholarship Fund, 1 Buttonhole Dr., Providence, RI 02909.

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Maria Eduarda DaCosta – Mother of Suzanne Silva, CEO of GPBOR, NRIBOR & RICABOR
A wake will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Perry-McStay funeral home on Monday 10/1 (2555 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence) Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday 10/2 (81 North Carpenter Ave., East Providence).
Melanie Delman – President of Lila Delman Real Estate, Newport, RI
Melanie Delman, President of Lila Delman Real Estate and life-long Rhode Island resident passed away peacefully on Saturday evening after complications from breast cancer. In her final days, she was surrounded by her loving sister, Pamela Delman-Hodnett, devoted companion, and close family. During her decade long battle with breast cancer, Melanie continued to sell some of the state’s most iconic coastal properties. A woman with unprecedented strength and courage, Melanie never let her illness interfere with her client’s best interest.

As a second generation real estate executive, Melanie began her illustrious career under the guidance of her mother, Lila Delman, helping with all aspects of the business. In time, Melanie took over the helm as President of Lila Delman Real Estate, with the assistance of her sister and co-owner, Pamela Delman-Hodnett, and brother in-law and co-owner John Hodnett. With their leadership and tenacity, the company grew dramatically, expanding to six office locations across the state, perhaps the most impressive of which being Newport.

Melanie’s passion for property and alluring personality quickly captivated the greater Newport community. Her persistence, poise and fervency established Melanie’s roots across Aquidneck Island. In time, Melanie’s name became synonymous with luxury real estate and community involvement.

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Louise Leonetti – REALTOR®, Leonetti Real Estate
Louise Leonetti of Lincoln passed away on June 12, 2018. She was the wife of the late Alberto Leonetti. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Florence (Negris) Vessella. Louise had a very active life, kind and welcoming to all and possessed a unique optimism that there was always a way to accomplish your dreams. She cherished time with her family, enjoyed traveling with her children, siblings, and her many friends. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.

Louise was a property manager in R.I. for many years until her retirement. She is survived by her children Lisa Ragosta (Ernest) of Lincoln, Marc Leonetti (Denise) of Lincoln, Sisters Barbara Scherer (Jurgen) of Pennsylvania, Joyce McAtee (William) of Cumberland, and brother Richard Vessella (Lynda) of Lincoln. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren Max, Alex, Sarah, Marco, Ryan, and her many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in memory of Louise Leonetti to: Adult Brain Tumor Research Patrick Wen MD @ Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

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Jean Duke – Mother of Linda Arcouette, CEO of the Kent Washington Association of REALTORS®, East Greenwich RI
Jean M. Duke, 84, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2018 at her home in Stuart, FL. Jean, daughter of Eugene and Frances O’Leary was born and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts where she met and married her husband, Robert J. Duke. As a naval officer’s wife, Jean lived in many states, from coast to coast, but resided for many years in Newport, RI until they moved and settled in Stuart FL. Over the years, Jean worked in various positions in the defense and hospitality industries. She was a Eucharistic Minister and truly devoted to the Catholic Church. Jean had a gifted green thumb and passionately followed the Boston Red Sox, but for the most part Jean was a wonderful homemaker and loving mother, grandmother and loyal friend. She will be truly missed by all.

Jean is survived by her son, Robert J. Duke, Jr. (Marsha) of Stuart, FL; daughter, Linda J. Arcouette (Robert) of Newport, RI; son, Thomas E. Duke (Mikki) of Jacksonville, FL; son, John W. Duke of Stuart, FL; daughter, Lisa A. Duke of Jensen Beach, FL; grandchildren, Roger Brown, Robin Blancarte, Bowen Duke, Jordan Duke, Brett Arcouette, Devin Duke, Matthew Duke, Benjamin Duke Camp; John (Jack) Duke; great grandson Zander Blancarte; sister in law, Anna O’Leary of East Weymouth; sister in law, Barbara O’Leary of East Weymouth; brother in law, Ronald Duke of Hanover, MA; and sister in law, Dorothy Andrews of Weymouth, MA. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Robert J. Duke.

A memorial funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Lucy’s Catholic Faith Community in Middletown, RI. Burial will immediately follow at Newport Memorial Park, Middletown, RI. Online condolences may be made to Jean’s family at All arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home in Stuart, FL.

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Grace Janicki Waz (Judge) – Former REALTOR®, Grace Agency, Cranston
Grace Waz, 94, died peacefully in Providence on January 10, 2018. She had been living at Elmhurst Extended Care for the past 3 years where she was a much loved and well cared for resident.

Born Grace Judge in Cranston on August 10, 1923, she was the daughter of Albert and Madeleine (Noque) Judge, all long time Cranston residents. She was the wife of the late William Waz and of the late Theodore Place Janicki. She was the beloved mother of Grayce (Janicki) Moorehead of Riverview, Warwick and Theodore Place Janicki Jr. (aka Terry Judge.) of Bristol.

Grace was a well-known prominent businesswoman in Cranston for more than 50 years. As one of the first women Realtors in Rhode Island she was the owner of Grace Agency, the Park Avenue Cranston business she started at 35 years old in 1959. In her own words: “I had the following goals— college for my children; a lovely home of my own; a new car; one piece of investment property and retirement from the business in the still early years of my life.” During her Grace Agency years (which lasted through her 8th decade!), she served on the Board of Directors of the Cranston Chamber of Commerce, was President of the Women’s Council of Realtors of the National Association of Realtors, Governor of the Rhode Island Chapter Women’s Council of Realtors, Regional Vice President of the Association of Realtors and was proud to have been a twenty-five year member of the Greater Providence Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

Grace will be remembered for her quick smile, dancing eyes, and enthusiastic grasp of the best of life’s treasures, her humor, her singing, her generosity and sense of style as well as for her leadership, commitment and contributions to her much loved children and community.

Grace’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the many friends, caregivers, hospitals and others over the past few years who have graciously helped in so many ways. Burial was private at Pawtuxet Memorial Park, Warwick.

A celebration of Grace Waz’s life is being planned for the Spring, at a time to be announced. While Grace had a strong in-born love of flowers, friends and family wishing to make donations in memory of Grace can be made to a “full of grace fund” for activities on the Second Floor of Elmhurst Extended Care, and can be sent to G. Moorehead, PO Box 9534, Warwick, RI 02889 – tag “grace fund- Elmhurst.”

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Linda Campopiano Wrathall – REALTOR®, Century 21 Realty Associates, Cranston
Linda Campopiano Wrathall, died Friday, February 16, 2018 at Kent Hospital – surrounded by her adoring family – after a valiant battle with cancer. She was 54.

The beloved wife of Donald Wrathall and mother to Ryan she spent the last few decades of her life as a Coventry resident.

A hard worker from her teen years, Linda began her employment history as an administrative assistant & accounts manager for various companies in the Pawtucket area. From the mid-nineties and up until her illness, she was an invaluable bartender and staff member on so many levels at Sylvio’s Restaurant, Johnston.

More recently she found her calling and true passion as a real estate agent for Century 21. In 2014 she achieved the distinct title of “Rookie of the Year” with Century 21 after attaining the sales required to earn such a coveted title. She continued to enjoy being a Century 21 agent until her illness forced her to leave the field merely months ago.

Aside from her husband and son, she leaves behind to deeply mourn her loss three brothers: Henry (Donna), Dale (Esther) & Eddie (Bill) and three sisters: June, Carol (Paul) & Dawn (Steve). She also leaves loving and devoted in-laws, nieces and nephews – many who were present when she passed from this life into the arms of Our Lord.

Linda also leaves behind her best friend for over 25 years, Christine Landry; her “parents” & second family, Ann-Marie & Sylvio Patriarca and their son (and her brother) Sylvio as well as her partner at Century 21, Lisa Jester.

Her life will be celebrated at calling hours on Wednesday, February 21 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick. A memorial service honoring Linda will immediately follow beginning at 6 PM.

In lieu of flowers, her family requests memorial donations be made to: Providence Animal Rescue League, 34 Elbow Street, Providence, RI 02903-4686 (

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Salvatore J. Rosa – Father of REALTOR® Sally Hersey, Williams & Stuart Real Estate, Cranston
Salvatore J. Rosa, 84, of Cranston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, December 22, 2017, at Cedar Crest Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Cranston. He was the beloved husband of sixty years to Dorothy (Turchetta) Rosa. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Angelo and Josephine (Comella) Rosa. Salvatore was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War era. He was a production facilities manager for the former Uncas Manufacturing Company forty-eight years before his retirement. Salvatore was an avid softball player and Yankee fan. He was an exceptional husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Besides his wife he is survived by his loving children, Michael J. Rosa and his wife Maria of Cranston, and Sally Ann Hersey and her husband Todd of North Smithfield. Salvatore was the cherished grandfather of Michael Rosa, Eric Rosa, and Dane Hersey. He was the brother of Virginia Moreau of Warwick, Teresa DiCicco of Cranston, and was predeceased by fourteen other siblings.

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David Godden – REALTOR Randall Realtors, Westerly
David G. Godden, 70, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017.  Born in South Kingstown, he was the son of the late Glenn and Mildred (Link) Godden.

David was a real estate broker for 40 plus years. Throughout his career he received recognition for his dedication to his work: RIAR State Realtor of the Year 1998, president of Statewide MLS 2001,  past president of RIAR 2004, recipient of the NAR Omega Tau Rho Award 2004,  and chair of the NAR Professional Standards Forum 2007.

Aside from his work David had a passion for sailing. When not on the water or spending time with his family, he spent his time involved in local community as a past member of the Weekapaug Foundation, a past member of the board of Trustees of the Westerly Center for the Arts and the past president of the Charlestown Historical Society.

He is survived by his son Jens-Bjorn C. Godden and his wife Janel of Richmond; two grandchildren, Trent and Trinity; a brother, Mark Godden of Scottsdale, AZ and many close extended family members.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017,  from 4-7pm in Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia Street, Wakefield.  Burial will be private.

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Elizabeth Chace – REALTOR Residential Properties, Providence
CHACE, ELIZABETH “LILLY” KEIKO born March 21st, 1989, a lifelong resident of Providence, R.I. died Thursday, October 12th, 2017. She was 28 years old.

A fearless traveller, Lilly trekked across the glaciers of Patagonia, rode camels through the Moroccan deserts and ventured deep in the Alaskan wilderness, always returning inspired and plotting her next adventure. A devout Patriots and Red Sox fan, she lit up any room she entered, her smile large, her laugh distinctive and contagious. She made friends with ease. She was fiercely loyal and great in a crisis.

Beautiful and quick witted, she could recite entire (bad) movies at the drop of the hat. She always had your back. She loved her family, her friends and her dogs. And they loved her. She leaves behind a heartbroken community. Living on in her honor: her parents Arnold B. and Johnnie C. Chace of Providence, a sister Sarah Chace Cotter her husband Robert and their three children of Rowayton, CT, a brother Ben Chace and his wife Charline of Nashville, TN, and a brother Nathaniel Chace and partner Audrey Rudolf of Providence. She is also survived by her beloved puppy Mona.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lilly’s name to Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education – RISE, 1155 Westminster Street, Suite 106, Providence, RI 02909
Lilly was known for her big heart. A generosity of spirit we strive to embody. To honor her memory we ask that you practice a random act of kindness and sing at the top of your lungs, in your car, with the windows down.


Frank Campanella – Father of REALTOR Claudia Campanella, Cathedral Properties, North Providence
CAMPANELLA, Frank R., 90, of Clermont, Florida, formerly of North Providence, passed away September 29, 2017.
Frank served in the U.S. Army in WWII and the U.S. Navy in the Korean War. He received his bachelor’s degree from Providence College and worked for over 35 years at the Providence Gas Co., now known as National Grid. He enjoyed traveling and did so extensively throughout Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East. He was a private person, an avid reader and collected many books as well as art. He also enjoyed classical music and opera, although his pride and joy was his family.He leaves his wife, Claudette (Dufresne) Campanella; his sons, Christopher D. Campanella of Midlothian, VA, Robert D. and Bethany L. Campanella of Chepatchet, RI, and David A. Campanella of Johnston, RI; his daughter Claudia E. Campanella and her fiance Frank A. Ribezzo Jr. of North Smithfield, RI; his 7 grandchildren, Benjamin and Andrew Campanella of Johnston, RI, Sadie, Olivia and Amelia Campanella of Chepatchet, RI, Sebastian and Christian Campanella of Chepatchet, RI. He also leaves many nieces and nephews, some of which fondly referred to him as Uncle F.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
RABBI MARC S. JAGOLINZER – Husband of REALTOR Barbara Jagolinzer of Williams and Stuart Real Estate in Middletown
JAGOLINZER, RABBI MARC S. a native Rhode Islander, died peacefully in his home on October 22, 2017, in Portsmouth at the age of 68. Rabbi Jagolinzer is survived by his mother, Hinda Jagolinzer of Middletown, RI; his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Barbara Jagolinzer; his three children, their son, Charles Jagolinzer of San Diego, CA, and his wife, Rachelle, and their two sons, Max and Sam; their daughter, Sarah Kabat of Potomac, MD, and her husband, Andrew, and their two daughters, Julia and Jamie; and their son, Jonathan Jagolinzer of Vienna, VA, and his wife, Jennifer; and his younger brother, Robert Jagolinzer of New York, NY. He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Jagolinzer of Middletown, RI.

A funeral is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on October 26, 2017 at Temple Shalom located at 223 Valley Road, Middletown, RI with a burial to follow at Beth Olam Cemetery located at 181 Wyatt Road, Middletown, RI.
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Ruth Mae Lajoie – Mother to REALTOR Kathleen Vaillancourt of William Raveis Chapman Enstone in Providence.
Ruth Mae (Roden) Lajoie, age 90, of Swansea, died Sunday Sept 10 in Tiverton. Born in Fall River to the late James Edward Roden and Ellen (Mercer) Roden, she was the widow of Roger G. Lajoie, mother of Richard Lajoie, DDS and his wife Daphne of Greensboro Bend, VT, Kathleen Vaillancourt of Tiverton, Diane Henrique and her husband Thomas of Arendtsville PA, and the late Peter G Lajoie, sister of the late James Roden, Ellen Garant, and John Roden. sister-in-law of Shirley Roden of MD, grandmother of 8, great-grandmother of 5 and aunt of many. At her request, funeral arrangements are private.
David P. Leys – brother to Broker Paul Leys, Past RIAR President, of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Real Estate in Newport.
MIDDLETOWN – David P. Leys, Jr., 59, a life-long resident of Middletown, RI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 2, 2017, in his home surrounded by his family, after living courageously for five years as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, gradually destroyed his body but not his spirit.

He was an exceptional and devoted father to three children, Bowen, Ryan, and Annie.

A 1977 graduate of Middletown HS, he continued his education earning a Bachelor of Arts from New England College in Henniker, NH, in 1981. Before, during, and after he earned his degree, he worked with his father in the family business, Leys Century Store, the longest continuously family-run department store in the country. David had the honor of being a fourth-generation employee and he was a regular fixture all over the store, especially in the men’s department where he loved greeting customers, both long-standing regulars and tourists, to sell them anything from socks to bow ties to full dress suits.

After the family store closed, he had a variety of careers as co-owner of Aquidneck Island Sporting Goods, schoolteacher, and tennis coach before becoming a realtor. He worked first with Nunes Realty and later at Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty. David also enjoyed a secondary job ‘behind the desk’ at Newport Athletic Club for many years.

David was an active member of many local organizations. Most notable and close to his heart were the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County where he served on the Board of Directors and as President, and the Norman Bird Sanctuary where he also was a board member. He was instrumental in organizing the Bird Sanctuary’s annual 5k run, which for the last few years has been held in honor of David and to raise awareness about ALS.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS), P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574, Boys and Girls Club of Newport County, and Norman Bird Sanctuary.

Visiting hours will be held at O’Neill-Hayes Funeral home on 465 Spring Street on Friday, August 4, from 4p.m.-7p.m. and a funeral mass at St Mary Church, Spring Street Saturday, August 5, at 10:00am.

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Roland J. Coutu – brother of Broker Carl Coutu of Keller Williams Central RI
Roland J. Coutu, 58, of Warwick passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, July 29, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Patricia E. (Gentile) Coutu to whom he had been married for 26 years.
He was born on October 4, 1958 in Warwick, a son of Gertrude M. (Shields) Coutu and the late Clarence J. Coutu. Roland was a member of the West Warwick Police Department for over 23 years, most recently a Major as well as SWAT Team Commander. He served as the Lead investigator for the West Warwick Police Department in the 2003 Station Nightclub Fire that claimed over 100 lives and was assigned to the R.I. Attorney General’s Office as a Special Investigator. He considered himself very fortunate to have pursued his passion for law enforcement and prided himself as a mentor, providing guidance to other officers and to those seeking employment. He joined the police department at a later age than most, following earlier careers in the financial industry and with the Coutu Lumber Company in West Warwick, a former R.I. family business. He held roles in many professional services organizations throughout his career.He gained undergraduate degrees from Boston University in Business Management and Roger Williams University in Administration of Justice. He attained a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University. He also obtained a number of professional certifications during his lengthy service.Roland lived a wonderful, albeit short life and was most happy when hosting family and friends at his home. He was an avid New England Patriots fan, was technologically savy and enjoyed trouble-shooting computer problems. Other passions included grilling, making sauce and meatballs with his daughter, keeping up on the latest car and truck features with his son, and strolling the shoreline at Narragansett with his wife.
Besides his wife and mother, he leaves his two adored children, Katherine and Nicholas, whom he considered his greatest gifts on earth. His three sisters, Diane and Deborah Coutu of Natick, MA, and Denise Wells and husband, Lloyd of Rochester, MN; three brothers, Michael Coutu and wife, Joanne of Rye Beach, NH, Paul Coutu and wife, Cheryl of Seekonk, MA, and Carl Coutu and wife, Mary of West Warwick. He also leaves behind many loved nieces and nephews, friends and professional associates.His funeral will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 9:30 am from the Potvin-Quinn Funeral Home, 45 Curson Street, West Warwick with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Gregory the Great Church, 360 Cowesett Road, Warwick. Burial will be private. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-990Sign Guest Book
Meredyth Church – REALTOR® affiliated with Residential Properties, Ltd. in Providence
70, of Providence passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the matriarch of her family and the light of their eyes. Her infinite love and wisdom will guide her loved ones through and she will be deeply and forever missed.
Born in Providence and raised in Lincoln, she was a daughter of the late Nelson R. and Marion L. (Worthington) Church and had lived in Providence for the past 31 years.Meredyth received her Bachelor’s degree from Bryant University. She was a real estate professional most of her life and in the late 1960’s started with a land development company in Florida and the Bahamas as Assistant to the President of Land Sales. She returned to Rhode Island in the late 1970’s as the Director of Sales for several developments with a focus on Providence, the East Side, Barrington, Bristol, Warren and Portsmouth in high end luxury condominium and home sales. She was an active Broker Associate with Residential Properties, Ltd. on the East Side of Providence and held sales licenses in Massachusetts and Florida.She was currently a City of Providence Planning Commissioner and had served on the boards of Big Sisters of RI and The All Children’s Theater. Professionally, she served on the boards of the RI Association of Realtors and the Greater Board of Providence Realtors. Her personal interests included hiking along the Nob in Falmouth, Cape Cod with her best friend of 60 years, Priscilla Erickson, her beloved dogs, horseback riding, sailing and being anywhere near the ocean.She is survived by her five sisters, Cynthia Famiglietti of Barrington, Louisa Randall Church of East Greenwich, Martha Church Lapierre of Fort Myers, FL, Susan W. Capuano of Fort Myers, FL and Middletown, and Elizabeth Taft O’Donnell of Bridgton, ME; her brother, Nelson Randall Church, Jr. of Center Conway, NH; several nieces and nephews; a great niece and great nephews and many loving cousins.
At Meredyth’s request, her services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to VCA POVAR Animal Hospital, 15 First Street, East Providence, RI 02914 would be appreciated for those less fortunate animals. For Guest Book, please visit Arrangements entrusted with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.
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.
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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

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


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.


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.

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 For information and condolences please go to

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


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.


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 (, 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

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