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Archive - Nov 29, 2010


John D. Raffensperger

November 29, 2010

John D. Raffensperger, 78, of Walker Street, West Warwick, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at home with his family at his side.
He is survived by his loving wife June; three sons, Ed Raffensperger of Missouri, Karl Raffensperger of West Warwick, and Bruce Raffensperger of Warwick; and six grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Church Of The Apostle, 170 Fairview Ave., Coventry.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Church of The Apostle.

Jamie Beth Michalski

November 29, 2010

Jamie Beth (DeGregory) Michalski, of South Mills, N.C., originally from Coventry, died at her residence surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at the age of 38, following a four-month battle against cancer.
A celebration of her life will be held in Rhode Island. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C., is serving the Michalski family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Orise B. Duquette

November 29, 2010

Orise B. Duquette, 103, formerly of West Warwick, died at her home in Damascus, Maryland.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at 10 a.m. in the R. A. IANNOTTI Funeral Home, 415 Washington St. (Route 117), Coventry. Interment will follow in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Coventry. Visiting hours Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, 6-8 p.m. Information and condolences at

Melissa L. Boucher

November 29, 2010

Melissa L. Boucher, 40, of Washington Street, Coventry, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2010 at home.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Gorton-Menard Funeral Home, 721 Washington St., Coventry. Calling hours will be held prior from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be private. For condolences visit

John A. Lannon

November 29, 2010

John A. Lannon, 93, formerly of Manchester Circle, Coventry, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 at Coventry Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, Coventry.

Lucille O. Cummings

November 29, 2010

Lucille O. Cummings, 85, of Gough Ave., a homemaker and avid bingo player, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Kent Hospital.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Monday at 11:00 am in the R. A. IANNOTTI Funeral Home, 415 Washington St. (Rte. 117), Coventry. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Warwick. Visiting hours Sunday 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated.

John F. Holihen

November 29, 2010

John F. Holihen., 78, of Meredith Dr., passed away with his loving family by his side on Friday, November 26, 2010 at Kent Hospital.
His Funeral Service will be Tuesday at 10 am in the R. A. IANNOTTI Funeral Home, 415 Washington St. (Rte.117), Coventry. Interment with military honors in R I Veterans Cemetery. Visiting hours Monday 4 - 7 pm.

Pearl A. Faria

November 29, 2010

Pearl A. (Caires) Faria, 77, of Harris Avenue, West Warwick, passed away Saturday at Kent Hospital.
Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation Tuesday from 8:30-9:30 am in THE PRATA-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 78 Providence Street, West Warwick followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Anthony Church, Maple Avenue, West Warwick. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to St. Anthony’s Church Soup Kitchen, 10 Sunset Ave., West Warwick, RI 02893 would be appreciated.

Whaley named SK Council President amidst tension at Town Hall

November 29, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Ella Whaley became the new South Kingstown town council president Monday night amidst tension as former president Kathleen Fogarty and former vice president Mary Eddy abstained their votes during the swearing-in ceremony.
While Eddy nominated Fogarty to be president for a second term, Carol Hagan McEntee nominated Whaley with councilman Jim O'Neill's support. After Whaley's nomination, Fogarty and Eddy abstained from voting for the president.
Hagan McEntee also became the new town council vice president. Whaley nominated first Fogarty and then Eddy for the vice president position, but both declined.

Reddish, Oppenheimer retain Richmond council rankings

November 29, 2010

RICHMOND – The only incumbents who ran for re-election on the Town Council retained their seats as well as their rankings.


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