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Monday, January 16, 2017


Obituary for Donald Vacchi

Donald Vacchi, 80, died on January 13, 2017 in Providence. Originally from Plymouth, Massachusetts, Don was born on November 26, 1936, the son of Eleanor Manfredi of Kingston, Massachusetts, and Luigi Vacchi of Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He received his primary and secondary education in the Plymouth public schools, and he was a graduate of Northeastern


Obituary for Alison M. Shakarian, Ph.D.

Alison M. Shakarian, PhD, 51, of Tiverton, professor of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Salve Regina University, died at home Tuesday, January 10, 2017. A 13th generation Portsmouth native and granddaughter of Armenian Genocide survivors, Dr. Shakarian graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1983, received a B.S. in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, from Salve Regina University,

Obituary for William Heinrich Eibel

William Heinrich Eibel, 67, of Jamestown died Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Newport Hospital. He will be laid to rest at the Veterans Cemetery. He was the husband of Jean Marie (Larosee) Eibel Born on September 13, 1949, in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Julius and Lillian (Charette) Eibel. Mr. Eibel


Obituary for Maureen F. (Knowles) LaChance

Maureen F. (Knowles) LaChance, 63, of Newport died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at home in Newport. She was the wife of the late Raymond LaChance. Born on October 21, 1953 in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Richard Robert Knowles and Colleen Patricia (O’Connell) Knowles. Maureen was an avid reader, gardener,

Obituary for Malcolm Warner “Mac” Chrupcala

Rhode Island’s musician community and all of Newport was reeling on Sunday when word spread that Malcolm ‘Mac’ Chrupcala, a long-time local musician, band leader and teacher had died. The following is his obituary via Memorial Funeral Home. Malcolm Warner “Mac” Chrupcala, 75, of Portsmouth died Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Obituary of Constance Clarke

Constance “Connie” A. Clarke, 70, of Middletown, passed away quietly at home on Thursday, August 11, 2016. She is survived by her daughter Amanda J. Gallagher, and step-daughter Kerry M. Clarke, both of Jamestown. She is the former wife of the late John P. Gallagher, of Newport and Peter C. Clarke, of Jamestown. Born in

Obituary for John J. Ferreira

John J. Ferriera, 83, of Middletown died Friday, August 12, 2016 at Grand Islander Health Care Center of Middletown, RI. He was the husband of Diane M. (Clarke) Ferriera. Born on December 25, 1932 in Middletown, RI, he was the son of the late Manuel R. Jr. and Mary A. (Vidinha) Ferreira. John is a

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