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 …
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 …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
This is a listing of current obituaries, as reported by local funeral homes. Please link to the funeral home for more information.
Manuel Renasco, Jr., 87, formerly of West Main Road in Little Compton died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Clare (Burke) Renasco. A Mass of Christian Burial took place on Saturday, Dec. 1 in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Little Compton. He was buried in Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, also in Little Compton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Manny’s memory to Southcoast VNA Hospice, 200 Mill Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719 would be appreciated. For more information and the Guest Book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com.