Final Passages

Lowell North, 89

June 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

San Diego, Calif. Lowell North, founder of North Sails, passed away June 2 with his wife Bea by his side in San Diego, Calif. He was 89 years old. Born in Springfield, Missouri, North was 14 when his curiosity led to him re-cutting the mainsail of his Star boat. ARead More

William F. Plumb, 74

May 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

Warwick, R.I. William “Bill” Plumb passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 30, after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Nancy J. (Tanner) Plumb. Born in Providence, a son of the late Charles C. Plumb, Jr. and Barbara E. (Upham)Read More

Gilbert “Gib” Philbrick, 90

May 25, 2019 at 12:00 am

Warren, Maine Gilbert “Gib” Philbrick passed away on May 25, 2019 at The Sussman House in Rockport. Gib was born in Rangeley on Sept. 26, 1928, first son of Ralph and Louise Whitten Philbrick. He graduated from Rangeley High School in 1947 and from the University of Maine. Gib grewRead More

Will Walter White, 88

May 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

Arcadia, Fla. Will Walter White, III of Arcadia, Fla., and formerly of Sarasota, Fla., and West Hartford, Conn., died on May 16, 2019. He was 88 years old. A Tabor Academy and a 1952 Cornell University graduate, he spent his career as a public relations executive in New York andRead More

Richard Matthews, 88

May 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

Stamford, Conn. Richard Matthews, a noted world-class sailor who served as navigator for two significant America’s Cup crews, died May 11 in Fairfield, Conn. Matthews served as navigator on America’s Cup challenger Vim in 1958, and in the same role with Weatherly in 1962. His brother Don Matthews was onRead More

Margaret “Peggie” Hillegass, 77

April 28, 2019 at 12:00 am

Barrington, R.I. Margaret “Peggie” Hillegass (May), died peacefully at home on Sunday, April 28. She leaves behind her husband, Ronald Carl Hillegass and her two sons, Ronald “Carl” Hillegass, Jr. of Stonington, Conn. and Michael George Hillegass of Washington, D.C. She was preceded in death by her son Kent FieldRead More

Mary Spalding Marsters, 73

April 1, 2019 at 10:39 am

Portland, Maine Mary Spalding Marsters, 73, of Portland, Maine, died suddenly of natural causes Monday, April 1, 2019, in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, during a cruise with her husband, Sandy, aboard their beloved sailboat, Skye. Sandy and Mary celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary on Feb. 14. Mary’s bright smileRead More

Mary Jane Grady, 64

March 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

Warwick, R.I. Mary Jane Grady passed away on March 12, 2019. She was born in Providence (1955) to the late Gloria and Frank Grady. Mary worked as a self-employed freelance writer since 1999. She was a contributing editor at, an aviation website, and also wrote for “Robb Report,”,Read More

Nancy Allen Logan, 85

March 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

Jamestown, R.I. Nancy Allen Logan, the heart of her family, died March 8, 2019. She was generous and giving to all and devoted to the hometown communities where she lived. Nancy Curtiss Allen was born in Rochester, N.Y., on March 27, 1933, to Warren William and Dorothea Amelia Allen. SheRead More

David K. Storrs, 74

March 3, 2019 at 10:42 am

Southport, Conn. David K. Storrs died on March 3, 2019, with his wife Landon T. and his son, David K. Jr., at his side. He was President of Alternative Investment Group, which he co-founded in 1996. Previously he was President of Commonfund, and from 1971 to 1984, he was theRead More