Friday, April 19, 2013
Funeral services for John W. Corbishley, Sr. will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 399 Hope Street, Bristol.
John W. Corbishley, Sr., formerly of Tiverton, died on April 5, 2013. He is survived by his wife Jane E. Corbishley, his three sons, John Jr., Matthew and Mark Corbishley; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. John was a general agent for Mass Mutual Insurance retiring in 1996. He was the CEO of “The Corbishley Financial Group” and served as the president for 10 years. He was a dedicated volunteer and active sailor, as a volunteer he was on many committees and volunteered in Providence Schools, Battleship Massachusetts and the RI Foundation. He is a past commodore of the Newport Yacht Club. His memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, located at 399 Hope Street, Bristol…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Zenon "Babe" St. Laurent, the oldest man in town and nearly oldest resident in Rhode Island, died Wednesday at age 108.
The oldest man in Portsmouth, who continued to dance well into his 108th year, died Wednesday at the Warren Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness. Zenon "Babe" R. St. Laurent, 108, was an inspiration to this town and the state. St. Laurent loved life and once told me he lived so long because he "had the will to live." Babe continued to enjoy life through playing guitar and billiards, only stopping a little this past year at age 108. He was known to dance every Tuesday afternoon at a Fall River social club. He still spun around the dance floor at his last birthday party in July 2012. Born July 19, 1904 in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late Victorien and Lenore St. Laurent. St. Laurent first went to …
Monday, March 4, 2013
A funeral service was held this past Sunday for the late Terry Chiodo, who died Wednesday after being fatally stabbed on a RIPTA bus.
Family members and friends said goodbye Sunday to the late Terry Lynn “Sam” (Damms) Chiodo, the Portsmouth woman who died Wednesday, Feb. 27, after being fatally stabbed on a RIPTA bus. Many lined up outside the CrossPoint Church in Newport on Sunday to pay their respects. A private burial was held after the service. Chiodo, 46, of Portsmouth died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, from injuries after she was transported by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Her estranged husband, Christopher James, has been charged with first-degree murder. According to The Sakonnet Times, this violent act marks the first murder to take place in Portsmouth since 2002 and, according to the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Three Little Compton residents passed away last week.
Mary "Polly" Babcock Pitts, 85, formerly of Little Compton, died Feb. 4, 2013, with her four children at her side. She was the widow of Dr. John D. Pitts. She was an active member of the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames and was also an avid tennis player and golfer, a devotee of music and dancing, an accomplished gardener and an ardent animal lover. John Ray Goulart, 98, died peacefully in his wife's arms at their home in Little Compton, on Feb. 9, 2013. They were married for 72 years. In 1939, he opened the Little Compton Cash Market. This would later become Goulart's Package Store which he owned and operated until retiring in 1980. John served on the Little Compton Town Council as well as several church …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The funeral for Esther Kaminski, 83, a longtime Tiverton resident, will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Bliss Four Corners Congregational Church.
Esther (Barboza) Kaminski, 83, formerly of Mt. Holly, NJ and Tiverton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. Esther was the beloved wife of the late Hillary (Bill) C. Kaminski. They met through a mutual love of the accordion and played beautifully together for 25 years. She was born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Rev. Manuel and Augusta (Gomes) Barboza and had lived in Tiverton for 33 years before moving to New Jersey in 2011 to be close to her family. Esther was an active member of the Bliss Four Corners Congregational Church in Tiverton where she sang in the choir. She was a member of the Tiverton Senior Center chorus and enjoyed entertaining residents at local nursing homes. She loved music and enjoyed playing the …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tiverton's Janice Diane Perry died on last week at 65.
Janice Diane Perry, 65, formerly of Tiverton, died on Wednesday, Jan. 23, the Sakonnet Times Reports. There will be a funeral Mass on Friday, Feb. 1, at St. Theresa’s Church, 265 Stafford Road, Tiverton, at 10 a.m. There will be coffee and pastry afterward in the church hall.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Andrew J. Plocica, formerly of Tiverton, died last week at 85.
Andrew J. Plocica, 85, formerly of Tiverton, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Carlene (White) Plocica. Born in Fall River, Andrew was the son of the late Josef and Dorota (Fronczek) Plocica, but lived in Tiverton since 1968. He was a daily communicant and very active with the Holy Ghost Church, also in Tiverton. Mr. Plocica served in the U.S. Navy for four years during WWII where he attended Signal School in Michigan and was assigned to the U.S.S. Stribling. After he was in the Navy, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard for 20 years and attained the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer. While in the Coast Guard he served on the Legare and the Bibb among many others. He also was stationed at the Coast …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Raymond LaFazia, 88, a lawyer from Little Compton, passed away on Dec. 24.
Raymond, LaFazia, 88, formerly of Little Compton, died in Estero, FL., on Dec. 24 with family by his side. After graduating from Mt. Pleasant High School, Ray enlisted in The Army Air Corps where he flew 38 combat missions as a ball turret gunner in the B24's. He received The Distinguished Flying Cross, silver and gold oak leaf clusters and the Certificate of Valor. After the war, Ray attended the University of Rhode Island and obtained a law degree from Boston University. He clerked for Rhode Island Legal Aid and always praised his early mentors. Ray continued to handle numerous cases pro bono after establishing his own law practice. Early in his career Ray and Bill Gunning founded Gunning and LaFazia which became a leading litigation …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
This obituary is based on information provided by the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home. Please link to the funeral home below for more information.
James L. Allen, died unexpectedly on Dec. 3, 2012. He was 84 years old. He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital from the Veterans Home in Bristol, RI where he resided after living with his family in Tiverton. He was the husband of Viola (Broome) Allen. Mr. Allen was born in Waterbury, CT on Feb. 24, 1928, the son of the late Lawrence Gilbert and Alice (Gibbons) Allen. James L. Allen grew up in Providence where he graduated from Lasalle Academy and Bryant College. He was a sales representative for U.S. Rubber Co. where he covered the New England States and Globe Mfg. Co. of Fall River, MA where he covered the southern states. He was transferred from North Carolina back to Fall River, MA as their purchasing agent. He was a communicant of…