This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. It has been republished with permission, for free, and ad free as a community service.

Beverly (Barker) Zakrajsek passed away peacefully, on November 6, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Winifred (Staunton) Barker and was preceded in death by her sister, Winifred Taylor and her four brothers, Richard, Howard, Walter and Robert Barker.

Beverly was a lifelong resident of Newport who loved knitting, scrap booking, taking trips to Ireland and doting on her granddaughter, Sophie. She leaves behind her husband, Henry “Zak” Zakrajsek, son Thomas Donnelly and his wife Doreen and daughter Sophie of Middletown, brother Benjamin Barker and companion Janice Bombardier of Raynham, Ma, and her beloved Boston Terrier, Molly. She also leaves behind a typical large Irish family filled with nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, November 13th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway in Newport RI. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, November 14th at 9:30 at St. Joseph’s Church on Broadway in Newport, RI. Burial will follow at St. Columba Cemetary in Middletown, RI.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Robert Potter League, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, RI 02842. Condolences and additional information available at

To send flowers to Beverly’s family, please visit our floral section.

Community Submission

This content has been contributed to What's Up Newp. The views and opinions included within are not necessarily those of What's Up Newp, our contributors, or our advertisers. We welcome letters to...