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June Nesbitt Gibbs

June 13, 1922 - April 8, 2012

June Nesbitt Gibbs, 89, died April 8, at home, after a two-month battle with cancer. She was born June 13, 1922 in Newton, Massachusetts, to Samuel and Lulu (Glazier) Nesbitt. She graduated from Newton High School in 1939 and Wellesley College in 1943. She served as a lieutenant in the navy during World War II, breaking the German submarine code in Washington, DC. She earned a master's...
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Raymond Urbain Huot

August 6, 1947 - August 1, 2011

Middletown, RI - Raymond Urbain Huot, of Blenheim Residences in Middletown, RI, passed away in Newport Hospital, Monday, August 1, 2011 due to complications of an ongoing illness at the age of 63. Ray was born August 6th 1947 to Joseph Huot and Beatrice (Hubert) Huot Metayer in Biddeford, ME and spent his early childhood in Boston, and his adolescence was spent in Biddeford. Ray had lived on...
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Duk Sung Son

June 17, 1922 - March 29, 2011

Newport, RI – Grand Master Duk Sung Son, 88, of 375 Thames Street, Newport, RI, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Newport Hospital, Newport, RI. He was the husband of the late Young Jin (Kim) Son. He was born in Seoul, Korea, on June 17, 1922. Grand Master Son was a founding father of the Korean Martial Art Tae Kwon Do, and was the founder and first president of the World Tae Kwan Do...
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Nick Spentzos

June 6, 1923 - February 27, 2011

Newport, RI - Nick Spentzos, 87, of 6 Whitfield Place, Newport, RI, died Sunday, February 27, 2011, at Newport Hospital, Newport, RI. He was the husband of Noula (Kostopoulos) Spentzos. Born in Nestani, Greece, on June 6, 1923, he was the son of the late Konstandinos and Panagiota (Papaprokopiou) Spentzos. Mr. Spentzos immigrated to the United States 52 years ago. He has lived in Newport for...
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Olga Herminia Torres

December 21, 1921 - January 30, 2011

Newport, RI - Olga Herminia Torres, 89, of 31 Red Cross Avenue, Newport, RI, died Sunday, January 30, 2011 at home. Born in Santa Domingo, Santa Clara, Cuba, on December 21, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Herminia Hernandez de Torres and Robert Torres Waugh. At a time when there were not many women physicians, Dr. Torres earned her medical degree from the University of Havana in 1947....
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George E. Barclay de Tolly

January 19, 1927 - January 22, 2011

Newport, RI – George E. Barclay de Tolly, 84, of 10 Pell Street, Newport, RI, died Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Newport Hospital, Newport, RI. Born in Poznan, Poland on January 19, 1927, he was the son of the late Baron Erick and Baroness Alda (Ruhlin) Barclay de Tolly and the descendant of a noble Scottish family that immigrated to the city of Riga in 1621. From this line was born...
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John Henry Macgowan

January 25, 1918 - January 12, 2011

JOHN H. (JACK) MACGOWAN "A man of all seasons" January 25, 1918 - January 12, 2011 A resident of Corne Street, Newport, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully at Newport Hospital on Jauary 12. Jack, as his friends knew him, was raised in Southampton, New York, after emigrating from his birthplace in St. John, New Brunswick Canada, when he was eight years...
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Thomas E. Patykewich

May 5, 1918 - November 15, 2010

Middletown, RI - Ninety-two years ago on May 5, 1918 Thomas E. Patykewich was born in Newport, RI. "Tommy" to some, "Patty" to others, always a smile. He was known as "Dad", "Uncle Pat", "Grandfather", "Great grandfather", "Gramps" and affectionately by his son as "Grumps". He died on November 15, 2010, recovering from an accident after an operation. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work,...
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Mary Joanna Fugitt

January 2, 1939 - October 12, 2010

Mary J. (Foley) Fugitt, 71, of Kent Road, Middletown, RI, also of Pocatello, ID, died on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of R. Payson Fugitt. Born on January 2, 1939 in Kittery, ME, she was the daughter of the late Philip A. and Caroline (Cutts) Foley. Mrs. Fugitt was a 1960 graduate of Gorham State Teachers College where she received her training in elementary...
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Anthony R. Soares

May 15, 1943 - October 3, 2010

Anthony R. "Tony" Soares, 67, of 1064 Green End Ave, Middletown, RI, died Sunday, October 3, 2010 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, RI. He was the husband of Patricia (Silveira) Soares. Born in Newport, RI on May 15, 1943, he was the son of the late Antone and Helen (Johnston) Soares. Tony was a self employed plumber and pipefitter, working as Tony Soares Heating. He belonged...
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Winifred M. Jacome

May 26, 1938 - September 27, 2010

Middletown, RI - Winifred May Jacome, 72, of 3 Rosedale Terrace, Middletown, RI, died on Monday, September 27, 2010 at John Clarke Health Care Center, Middletown, RI. She was the wife of Alfred J. Jacome. Born in Newport, RI on May 26, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Bert and Hattie (Potter) Kelly. Mrs. Jacome worked as a Librarian for the Navy Hospital for 29 years, retiring in 2008....
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William H. Gray

March 28, 1968 - September 26, 2010

MIDDLETOWN, RI – William Henry Gray, 42, of 4B Buck Road, Middletown, died Sunday, September 26, 2010 at a friends home. Born in Newport, RI, on March 28, 1968, he was the son of John F. Gray, Jr. of Bristol, RI and the l ate Rita (Coleman) Gray. Mr. Gray was an avid pool player, loved fishing, the Red Sox, the Oakland Raiders, music, spending time with friends, and spending time with...
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Marie Hope Tobin

January 18, 1919 - June 13, 2010

Newport, RI - Marie Hope "Nana" (Childs) Tobin, 91, of 17A Pond Avenue, Newport, RI, formerly of 6 Warner Place, Newport, died Sunday, June 13, 2010 at home with her family. She was the wife of the late Richard Tobin. Born in Barnstable, MA on January 18, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Parkman and Florence (Larkin) Childs. Mrs. Tobin worked for 23 years at the Newport Hospital as a...
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Gary Wayne Williams

January 1, 1944 - December 24, 2009

Gary Wayne Williams West Greenwich, RI - Gary Wayne Williams, 65, of 24 Blueberry Heights, West Greenwich, RI, formerly of Santa Monica, CA, died Thursday, December 24, 2009 at Woodpecker Hill Health Center, Greene, RI. He was the husband of Barbara Louise (Allan) Williams. Born in Napa, CA on January 1, 1944, he was the son of the late Kenneth C. and Rita (Tallent) Williams. Gary was a...
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Julian O. Peckham

December 11, 1919 - October 28, 2009

NEWPORT – Julian O. ("Grass") Peckham, 89, of Ellery Road, Newport, RI passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Jean M. (Cozzens) Peckham. Born in Newport, RI on December 11, 1919, Julian was the son of Elton and Grace Peckham. Julian graduated from Rogers High School in 1938. He joined the US Navy in...
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Susan Kathryn Foote

March 6, 1952 - September 29, 2009

Susan K. Foote died at home on Tuesday, September 29, after an extraordinary fight with lung cancer. She was 57. Susan described herself as a speech and language pathologist for people who didn't speak, primarily adults with developmental disabilities. She developed communication systems that empowered people with autism and other developmental challenges to participate in making the decisions...
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Ruth M. Cook

September 6, 1920 - September 23, 2009

Newport, RI - Ruth M. (Brooks) Cook, 89, of Spring Street, Newport, RI, died Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at the John Clarke Health Care Center in Middletown. She was the wife of the late Raymond G. Cook, Sr. Born in Newport, RI on September 6, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Mary A. (Maddox) Brooks. Mrs. Cook was a member of the Edward King House Senior Center, was an...
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Marion B. Nelson

April 22, 1926 - July 25, 2009

Middletown, RI - Marion (Bailey). Nelson, of Middletown, RI, died on Saturday, July 25, 2009 in Middletown, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Col. Arthur A. Nelson, Jr., USMC (Ret.) Born in Detroit, MI on April 22, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Paul Charles Vogel and Helen (Lindsey) Bailey Vogel. Mrs. Nelson moved to Middletown in 1966, after moving frequently...
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Carleton Bryer Lawton, Jr.

March 6, 1926 - May 15, 2009

Middletown, RI - Carleton Bryer Lawton, Jr., 83, of 303 Valley Road, Middletown, RI, died Friday, May 15, 2009 at Newport Hospital, Newport, RI. Born in Newport, RI on March 6, 1926, he was the son of the late Carleton Bryer and Mary (McCool) Lawton. He graduated from Northeastern University and served in the United States Navy, during World War II. Mr. Lawton worked for Singer Keirfot in...
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Tyler Lippincott Johnson, Jr.

November 25, 1930 - April 23, 2009

The Dr. Rev. Tyler Lippincott Johnson Jr., of Middletown, RI and Vero Beach, FL, died after having pancreatic cancer for 21 months on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 78 years old. Dr. Johnson was born on November 25, 1930, in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late Tyler and Elsie Miskelly Johnson. Tyler grew up in Philadelphia, and knew he wanted to become a Presbyterian minister when he was 11 years...
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Howard S. Levie

December 19, 1907 - April 19, 2009

Professor Howard S. Levie, one of the nation's foremost legal experts on the law of war and the key draftsman of the Korean War Armistice Agreement, died on April 19th at his home in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He was 101. Soldier and scholar, Professor Levie leaves a legacy of scholarly excellence in the development and study of the law of war. Having authored 10 books (several of them multi...
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Melachrino Michael Violet

April 2, 1922 - March 7, 2009

Melachrino Michael Violet Newport, RI - Melachrino Michael Violet, 86, of 45 Berkeley Ave, Newport, RI, died Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Newport Hospital, Newport, RI. He was the husband of Marguerite (Papadoulias) Violet. Born in Newport, RI on April 2, 1922, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Margaret (Melachrino) Violet. Mr. Violet worked as a lobsterman for over 50 years, before...
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