Final Passages

Charles Thomas Schifino, 74

Charles Thomas Schifino, 74

June 28, 2020 at 2:36 pm

Warwick, R.I. Charles Schifino was born in East Providence, R.I, on Aug. 23, 1945 and passed away unexpectedly at home in Warwick, R.I., on June 28, 2020. Charles honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps (1964-1967) earning Pistol Marksman and Rifle Sharpshooter Badges, and medals in National Defense Service andRead More

James W. Halpin, 65

James W. Halpin, 65

June 22, 2020 at 2:29 pm

West Greenwich, R.I. James Halpin passed away suddenly Monday, June 22, 2020 at Kent Hospital in Warwick, R.I. Born in Providence, James was a son of the late Edward M. and Theresa (Beauregard) Halpin. James was the owner of Summit Heating Service Inc. for over 34 years. He was aRead More

Audrey Hope Davis Trowbridge, 83

Audrey Hope Davis Trowbridge, 83

June 10, 2020 at 2:34 pm

Wakefield, R.I. Audrey Trowbridge died peacefully on June 10, 2020 in Providence, R.I. She was the wife of the late Edward Remington Trowbridge III. Born in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of the late George Cundall Davis and Hope Watson Davis. Audrey was an alumni of The Mary C.Read More

Philip Rendle Dyer, 62

Philip Rendle Dyer, 62

May 14, 2020 at 2:33 pm

Wickford, R.I. Philip Rendle Dyer set off on his final journey on May 14, 2020 at age 62. Upon completion of treatment for pancreatic cancer at Dana-Farber, he was cared for in his home by his family and friends, with assistance from Hope Hospice of Rhode Island. Philip was bornRead More

Ralph Burnard, 79

Ralph Burnard, 79

May 12, 2020 at 12:28 pm

Westerly, R.I. Dr. Ralph “Jack” J. Burnard II, of Westerly, R.I., passed away May 12 peacefully in his home. Major Ralph Burnard served his country with pride as a surgeon in the Vietnam War. He was relieved from active duty on July 19, 1972. He then continued on to beRead More

Henry Hill Anderson Jr., 98

Henry Hill Anderson Jr., 98

May 11, 2020 at 2:28 pm

Stonington, Conn. Henry “Harry” Hill Anderson Jr. passed away peacefully in Mystic, Conn., on May 11 at the age of 98. Harry was born June 2, 1921, in New York City, to Henry H. Anderson Sr., and Helen James Anderson. A graduate of Yale, Harry completed his studies there inRead More

Charlie Proctor, 27

Charlie Proctor, 27

May 5, 2020 at 2:22 pm

Somerville, Mass. Charlie Proctor, who crewed for his sailing-icon dad Ched in victory at the 2018 Lightning North American Championship, was killed in a bicycling accident on May 5 in Arlington, Mass. Charlie was 27 years old. Charlie and his girlfriend, Alison Piasecki, were riding their bikes through the intersectionRead More

Harlan Richard Billings, 76

Harlan Richard Billings, 76

May 5, 2020 at 12:00 am

Stonington, Maine On May 5, Stonington lost one of its own iconic characters: boatyard owner and operator, Harlan Richard Billings. Harlan, who spent time between homes in Palm City, Fla., and Stonington, Maine, said goodbye to his good friends in the South before making the long journey north with hisRead More

Virginia Helen (Monigle) Long, 80

Virginia Helen (Monigle) Long, 80

May 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

Newport, R.I. Virginia Helen (Monigle) Long of Newport, R.I., passed into the next life on May 3, following a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. She lived for 80 remarkable years. Ginny grew up in Millbury, Mass., the oldest daughter of Charles and Helen Monigle, along with her brother, Bill, andRead More

Jack M. Thompson, 91

Jack M. Thompson, 91

May 1, 2020 at 12:36 pm

Warwick, R.I. Jack M. Thompson died May 1. He was a lifelong resident of Warwick, R.I. He was a son of the late Othman Clarence and Lillian (Baxter) Thompson, and was born Jan. 8, 1929, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He graduated from Wesleyan University and Columbia School of Journalism. HeRead More