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Monday, June 26, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017 at Villa Marie Nursing Center after a year long battle with kidney and ureter cancer surrounded by family and his beloved wife Judy.He was born July 18, 1946 in Providence, Rhode Island the son of Joseph D. and Mathilda (Moreau) Mobrice. He was married on September 28, 1991 in Rocheport, Mo. to Judith L. Patterson. They celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary in September, 2016 with a return visit to the winery at Rocheport where the wedding was held.Dennis was a 1964 graduate of LaSalle Academy in Providence, Rhode Island and graduated from West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas in 1970 with a degree in journalism.He studied further at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia and then worked as a general assignment reporter for the Jefferson City News-Tribune in the early 1970s. He served for twenty-five years as a state public information officer in Missouri State Government, including seventeen years with the State Emergency Management Agency, retiring in August, 2002.Upon retirement, Dennis enjoyed hiking, photography, writing, and spending time with his two grandchildren. He was a long-term member of the Jefferson City Photo Club, the Runge Nature Center Hiking Club, and the Midweek Tre...Monday, May 01, 2017
Ryan, Kayla, Emily, Kate, Phoebe and Joshua. He also leaves behind his son Kyle’s siblings, Nicole and Justin. He was a graduate of Rogers High School and he also attended the Community College of Rhode Island.His favorite childhood activities all involved his parents and siblings. His greatest joy as a small child centered on his adventures with his siblings exploring Frog Pond, the Big Pond, First Beach and the Cliffs. He was the Poster Boy for the State of Rhode Island March of Dimes Campaign. Paul, as a child, tutored adults and children who needed assistance manipulating a mechanical prosthesis on behalf of the March of Dimes. He greatly enjoyed traveling with family to New York City, Halifax, Montreal, California and his epic snowboard excursions to Wyoming and Colorado.Professionally, he was recognized as one of Aquidneck Island’s most skilled bicycle mechanics and builder of bicycles. He mentored numerous budding bicycle mechanics throughout the last three decades. He skillfully applied his crafts at Ten Speed Spokes, Island Sports, and Newport Bicycle. Paul administered an after school program on bike repairs for students at Sullivan Elementary School, and was he was the personal bike mechanic to numerous Newporters, including Senator Claiborne Pell.He had a passion for adventure sports. Paul was free and happy when car hopping, riding mini-bikes, skateboarding, mountain biking, snowboarding and ocean kayaking with friends. Throughout his life he loved attending rock and roll concerts – slam dancing in the mosh pit with his friends, siblings, nieces and nephews and his son, Kyle. But his most precious moments were spent...Monday, May 01, 2017
Andrews, when Lincoln officers reported Andrews had burns and needed medical attention.He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, and died Thursday morning, April 20, Gould said.“It’s a tragedy what happened, and we’re not exactly sure how they connect … the reality is, we don’t know,” Gould said.Tuesday of this week, Joseph Wendelken, spokesman for the Rhode Island Department of Health, confirmed the state medical examiner’s office is investigating the cause of Andrews’ death. Charlie Clifford, CEO of the YMCA, said Andrews had worked for the company since April 2011, and was a maintenance assistant. “The community is deeply saddened by the untimely passing of one of its members,” Gould said.He added that he hoped people would respect Andrews’ family during their time of grief, and “respect the process” of the investigations.Monday, March 27, 2017
Kingston High School and continued her education at Johnson and Wales Business College, graduating with honors in the secretarial program in Providence, R.I. She found employment at the University of Rhode Island working as the dean?s secretary. She met her husband, James Brawdy Lingo Sr., while he was on the U.S. Navy Base in Rhode Island and got married July 31, 1955, and started their family together. After she got married, they moved to the Mineral Ridge area with her family and was a proud homemaker, taking care of her two children, Cynthia and James Lingo Jr. She was a member of the Happy Chatter Club. She would gather together with the club to play cards, do crafts, go to movies, and put on special holiday programs for the children of the club members. Frances will be deeply missed by her children, Cynthia Lingo of Niles and James Lingo Jr. of Berlin Center; her former daughter-in-law, Pamela Lingo; four grandchildren, James (Alexa) Lingo, Christopher (Jaime) Muir, Justin (Josa) Muir, and Jason Pringle; three great-grandchildren, Christopher Muir Jr., Brooklyn Olivia Frances Muir, and Cole William Muir; her brothers, Everett James Cronkshaw of Berlin Center and Thomas (Meg Crews) Murney Cronkshaw of Fort Ogden, Fla. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Lingo Sr., who passed away Jan. 23, 2003; and her grandson, Jeff Ryan Pringle, who passed away in 1990. Friends and family may visit from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Lane Fam...
David Rockefeller, Philanthropist and Head of Chase Manhattan, Dies at 101 - New York TimesMonday, March 27, 2017
His father, John D. Rockefeller Jr., the only son of the oil titan, devoted his life to philanthropy. His mother, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, was the daughter of Nelson Aldrich, a wealthy senator from Rhode Island.Besides Nelson, born in 1908, the other children were Abby, who was born in 1903 and died in 1976 after leading a private life; John D. Rockefeller III, who was born in 1906 and immersed himself in philanthropy until his death in an automobile accident in 1978; Laurance, born in 1910, who was an environmentalist and died in 2004; and Winthrop, born in 1912, who was governor of Arkansas and died in 1973.David grew up in a mansion at 10 West 54th Street, the largest private residence in the city at the time. It bustled with valets, parlor maid...
Rhode Island Funeral News
Monday, June 19, 2017
Grafton. Away from his trade, Ron was easily found fishing in his boat off the shores of Wareham, recently and years back at Naragansett Bay in Rhode Island, where he and his friends would spend treasured hours under the sun.If you saw Ron around town he was either driving a vintage Corvette that he had a passion for, or perhaps a pickup truck that was patched together just well enough to make it roadworthy. A cigar in his mouth became a signature over the years, and if you were lucky enough to know Ron you knew what a good neighbor was. He valued deeds over words but was always there for people that needed him. He raised his children strong and independent in his own image, making sure that before you drove a car of your own you could change a tire or the oil and if you went fishing you knew how to clean the fish when the trip was over.He was an integral part of youth hockey in Grafton, coaching PeeWees, Bantams and also forming leagues where girls would skate and play long before organized girls sports were known in Grafton. A trip to Ron’s barbershop left his customers looking better and, for knowing the man we will remember as “Ron the Barber,” they were better people as well.Please honor Ron with a donation to Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605.All are welcome to gather with Ron’s family and friends Monday, June 19, from 4-7 p.m., at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., North Grafton. A remembrance service will be offered for Ron Tuesday, June 20, at 10 a.m., at the funeral home. He will then be laid to rest at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Northbridge.A Book of Memories for Ron to share a photo, memory or story is available online at www.RoneyFuneralHome.com.Short URL: http://www.communityadvocate.com/?p=89188...Tuesday, April 18, 2017
IDGE, Ohio – Frances K. (Cronkshaw) Lingo, 81, passed away on Saturday afternoon, March 25, 2016 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio.Frances was born on December 17, 1935 in South Kingston, Rhode Island, a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Murney) Cronkshaw.She was a 1953 graduate of South Kingston High School and continued her education at Johnson and Wales Business College in Providence, Rhode Island, graduating with Honors in the secretarial program. She found employment at the University of Rhode Island working as the Dean’s secretary. She met her husband James Brawdy Lingo, Sr. while he was on the Navy Base in Rhode Island and got married on July 31, 1955 and started their family together. After she got married, she moved to the Mineral Ridge area with her family and was a proud homemaker, taking care of her two children, Cynthia and James Lingo, Jr.She was a member of the Happy Chatter Club, where she would gather together with the club to play cards, do crafts, go to movies and put on special holiday programs for the children of the club members.Frances will be deeply missed by her children, Cynthia Lingo of Niles, Ohio and James Lingo, Jr. of Berlin Center, Ohio; he...Saturday, April 08, 2017
New Canaan resident, John E. Sandstrom, 77, husband of Margaret-Rose Sandstrom for 46-years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on March 31, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital.Born September 26, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late Mary Catherine O’Keane Sandstrom and Frederick Sandstrom. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Construction Battalion Seabee serving in the Vietnam War from 1962-1964 before retiring in 1991 as Chief Warrant Officer-4. In 1962, he began a 54-year career with Con Edison as a Transformer Specialist, retiring in August 2016. In his spare time, John enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and thirteen grandchildren. He is survived by his son Richard and wife Carrie of York, South Carolina, daughters Rosemary Casey and her husband Kevin of Ridgefield, Conn, Annemarie DeVille and her husband Adam of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Catherine Sweeney and her husband Shawn of Tiverton, Rhode Island, and Mary-Theresa Sandstrom of West Warwick, Rhode Island. He is also survived by his grandchildren Brandon, Caroline, James, Thomas, and Joseph Casey; Ephraim, Aiden, Anastasia, and Helena DeVille; Christia...Monday, April 03, 2017
Indiana have risen every year this century, hitting 1,245 in 2015, according to federal figures.Besides West Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island offer burial funds and also rank in the top 10 nationally in overdose deaths.Crookshanks said she holds no hard feelings toward West Virginia for running out of money that could have lessened the cost of funerals for Austin and Amanda Pulliam."The state right now is probably overwhelmed with what's being brought to them," Crookshanks said.The Pulliams' teenage son found their bodies in their South Charleston home. Sweethearts since high school, they died of a mix of heroin and other drugs, Crookshanks said.Their funeral bills came to more than $20,000, including more than $4,000 for the grave marker alone. To pay for it, Crookshanks said the families scrambled for donations from her hospital co-workers along with her daughter-in-law's side of the family."For people that didn't have the means that we had, I can't imagine what they go through," Crookshanks said. "Because the funeral homes make it very clear to you. They look right at you and they go, 'Well, this has to be paid for before you have the service.' They don't do anything until you pay for it."It cost Nay $10,000 for Jeremy Nay's funeral. She agreed to a payment plan with the funeral home. She hasn't been making regular payments lately because of a career change but plans to resume payments as soon as she can.Nay never considered having her son cremated."I knew that I was already dealing with so much pain that that would cause more," she said.Mathena said funeral directors want to be compassionate and show respect. But "at the same time, we've got to keep the lights on and gas in the car," he said. "There's only so much flexibility you can do."Mathena and Curtis McKinney, a director at the Fanning Funeral Home in Welch, estimate that indigent burials account for up to 20 percent of the funerals they handle.West Virginia's indigent burial fund pays up to $1,250 for funerals, leaving families responsible for the rest of the bill, which can be as low as $1,200 if it involves a cremation.Last year, failed legislation would have reduced the state's indigent burial burden from $1,250 to $1,000 and limited the DHHR's obligation to pay for 2,000 indigent funeral services in any fiscal year.More than 1,500 such requests have been made this fiscal year, Adler said. Requests peaked at 2,475 in 2012-13."The whole situation is at epidemic proportions," Mathena said. "I don't know what the answer is. I know if we don't get a handle on it, it sure is going to take a lot of people away from us."...