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Benjamin T. Gilliard

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Benjamin was born on March 16, 1947 and passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017.

Benjamin was a resident of Bristol, Rhode Island at the time of passing.

He was the first African-American baby born at the Newport Navy Hospital.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in Community Baptist Church, 50 Dr. Marcus A. Wheatland Blvd., Newport, RI, with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. in the church. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery in Portsmouth, RI.