Thursday, May 23, 2013
Devoted wife, mother and grandmother passed away on May 21.
Thursday, May 23
The following obituary was provided by Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home. Paula F. Northup (Leach), 67, of North Kingstown, formerly of Warwick, passed away peacefully May 21, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Louis H. Northup. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Paul E. and Frances M. (McGovern) Leach. Mrs. Northup was a third generation self-employed hairdresser, following a family tradition. She also worked as a secretary for Herb Chambers and Tarbox. She enjoyed traveling and idealized her grandchildren. She was a communicant of St. Bernard Church. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Paul Anthony Carlin of North Kingstown; three step-children, Pamela Beam of CT, Gregory Northup of Exeter and …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Devoted husband and father of two passed away on May 18.
Wednesday, May 22
The following obituary was provided by Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home. Norman A. "Skip" Rose, 68, of Wickford, died peacefully at home, due to complications of diabetes, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Crooks) Rose. Born in North Kingstown, he was a son of Barbara F. (Eccleston) Rose of West Palm Beach, FL and the late Norman L. Rose (Chief NKFD). Skip worked as a Machinist for Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company and as an Auto Mechanic for Quonset Auto Body. He was a longtime member of Rolling Greens Golf Course and a Communicant of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wickford. Besides his wife, he leaves his two devoted children: Norman C. "Skip" Rose and his wife Karen of …
North Kingstown native and mother of five passed away on May 20.
Wednesday, May 22
The following obituary was provided by Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home. Cecelia May Winsor (formerly Fowler) passed away peacefully upon reaching her 88th birthday on Monday, May 20th, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by a son, Russell Holland, and three daughters, Kristine Armour (Keith), Deborah Evans (Jack), and Susan Whitmarsh, as well as eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Brian Winsor. Born in North Kingstown, RI on May 20, 1925, she lived in RI her entire life. She worked in the kitchen at North Kingstown High School for many years. Known as Nana to her family and Ceil to her friends, she epitomized strength and toughness, and …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
24-year US Navy Veteran passed away on May 5.
The following obituary was provided by Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home. Bruce Jay Bailen, 81, of North Kingstown, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Marlene F. (Refold) Bailen. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was a son of the late Samuel and Sadie (Parker) Bailen. He graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a BA in Business Administration. A twenty-four year Veteran of the US Navy, Mr. Bailen served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He served on the destroyer the USS Holder DD-819 and was a member of their alumni association. After his retirement he worked for the State of RI, Department of Mental Health for ten years and was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association. He was also an avid …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Dedicated military wife and mother of five passed away on May 6.
The following obituary was provided by Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home. Helen Claire Desmarais, 85, of North Kingstown, RI, died on May 6 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Army Colonel Arthur Joseph Desmarais, to whom she was married for over 50 years. Helen was born and raised in Fall River, MA, the daughter of the late Nora and Alfred McNally. She attended St. Patrick's parish school and graduated from the Dominican Academy. Following high school, she worked in the Payroll Department for the Fall River Knitting Mill and during World War II, she worked at the US Post Office, and at the Firestone Company inspecting gas masks. She and a friend were known to write notes to the soldiers, slipping them into the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
James Grennan passed away this week at the age of 56.
The following obituary was provided by Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home. James Michael Grennan of Glenwood Drive in North Kingstown passed away Saturday, April 27 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. He was 56 years old. He leaves behind his daughter, Wendy Grennan. He was son of Helen L. (Murphy) Grennan and the late Joseph J. Grennan, Sr. He is also survived by his brothers Joseph J. Grennan, Jr. and William P. Grennan. Grennan was a policeman for the Providence Police Department, serving for 32 years. He was a member of the Providence Lodge No. 3 FOP, the Providence Police Association; and the Retired Police and Fire Association. His funeral will held on Wednesday, May 1 at 8:30 a.m. from the Russell J. Boyle & Son …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Former postmaster of the Saunderstown Post Office Lucille Bragg passed away this week.
The following obituary was provided by Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home. Lucille Theresa Bragg died peacefully on April 20 at her daughter's home in Wickford, Rhode Island surrounded by her loving family. She was 84 years old. Bragg was born on August 17, 1928 in Providence, Rhode Island, the daughter of Marie Brindamour and Benonie LaPerche. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Bragg to whom she was married for 53 years. She worked for the United States Postal Service for 22 years and retired as Postmaster of the Saunderstown Post Office in 1989 before retiring to Vero Beach, Florida. During her career she was very active in the National Rural Letter Carrier's Association serving in various board capacities as well as a volunteer at Gilbert …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Known for her paintings, North Kingstown resident Irene Spencer passed away this week at the age of 88.
The following obituary was provided by Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home. Irene M. Spencer, formerly Lange, passed away Monday, April 15. She was 88 years old. She was wife of the late Philip G. Spencer, Jr. Born in Coventry, she was the daughter of the late Edward K. and Eva (L'Heureux) Lange. After graduating from Roger Williams Hospital School of Nursing, Spencer worked at Roger Williams Hospital. She then graduated from Columbia Graduate School of Nursing and worked at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She ended her nursing career working at South County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was a prolific painter and was a lifetime member of the Wickford Art Association and had served as director of their art gallery. She was also an …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
James B. Kirkpatrick, Jr. of North Kingstown passed away at the age of 63 last week.
The following obituary was provided by Hill Funeral Home in East Greenwich. James B. Kirkpatrick, Jr. of North Kingstown passed away April 5 at Rhode Island Hospital with his wife, Paula Powers Kirkpatrick, by his side. He was 63 years old. He leaves behind his daughters Faith and Caroline, his sister Dorothy and brother-in-law William O'Donneell as well as nephews William and Andrew O'Donnell. Born in 1949 in Byrn Mawr, PA, he was the son of James B. and Caroline Hoehler Kirkpatrick. He was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and has been associated with Northwestern Mutual for more than 40 years. He was active in charity work and served as the president of the Literacy Volunteers of R.I. – now called ProLiteracy – before taking…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Mark Kilcline of North Kingstown passed away at Rhode Island Hospital on April 1.
The following obituary was provided by Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home in Warwick. Mark Francis Kilcline of North Kingstown passed away Monday, Apr. 1 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was 23 years old. Kilcline was the son of Kathleen A. Kilcline and the brother of Maegan E. Kilcline. He is survived by his paternal grandmother, Mariette Burroughs and her husband Jack; his father Brian McCormick; aunts and uncles Michael and Karen Kilcline, Linda and Scott Battista, Pamela and Brian Jennings, and Kimberly Kilcline; cousins Thomas, Kaitlyn, and Hannah Battista, and Aidan and Liam Kilcline. He was also cherished by his late grandparents Louise and Francis Kilcline, and his uncle, the late Russell Glawson. Kilcline will be remembered by many …