Final Passages

Elmer E. Pooler Jr., 90

June 16, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Scituate, Mass. Elmer died on June 16. For may years Scituate’s harbormaster, he had many passions during his long life. He was a well-known midget and stock-car racer at Norwood Arena until his racing career ended in a horrific accident in the early 50s. Elmer worked as a welder atRead More

Jean P. Parker, 91

June 14, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Cataumet, Mass. “Gramma Jean” died surrounded by family on June 14th. She was the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Raz Parker, with whom she raised a family and established Parker’s Boat Yard, where she ran her own nursery school at the boathouse. She enjoyed her childhood summersRead More

Gail R. Seymour, 80

June 4, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Wickford, R.I. Gail died June 4, 2016. She crewed with her husband Ted, racing on his one-design Sea Sprites and Ensign, and was first mate on the Morning Star charter vessel and on their lobsterboat, the Gail Roberta. She was an animal and plant lover who spent many hours inRead More

Robert B. Almeida, 89

May 26, 2016 at 2:26 pm

Barrington, R.I. Bob died May 26. His great passion was sailboat racing. He owned a number of boats, all named Banshee. He was a life member of the Barrington Yacht Club, serving as its Commodore in 1987 and 1988. He was honored with the Isaac B. Merriman Award for hisRead More

Kenneth A. McVay, 87

May 17, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Bristol, R.I. Ken passed away May 17. Ken loved his family, the Marine Corps and sailing, but mostly he loved Ruth, his devoted wife of 64 years. During the summer, he and Ruth ran a live-aboard sailing school, along with his brother and sister-in-law, on their boat Pizzazz. He wasRead More