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Warwick Obituaries Nov. 20 – Dec. 1

Warwick area funeral homes' obituaries for the final weeks of December 2023.

callalilliesThe following obituaries were posted to local funeral homes’s websites between Nov. 20 and Dec 2 (Click names for full obituaries):

Murphy Funeral Homes

Mildred E. Kelleher, 97 – Former Executive Director of the Warwick Arts Foundation, artist, died Dec. 1.

Norman H. Hill, 93 – Born in Scotland, a WWII veteran, died Nov. 27.

Shirley A. (Montano) Vulgamott, 77 – Formerly of Warwick, the Jacksonville, Fla. mother and grandmother died Nov. 19.

Jean (Smith) Martin, 83, – The founder of the of Christian Education for Greenwood Community Church Presbyterian’s preschool and 30-year member of the Warwick Public Library Board of Trustees died Nov. 20.

Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home

Norma A. (Sonn) Coppa, 82 – The former 5-year Better Business Bureau employee and 30-year salesperson at Apex died Nov. 26.

Grace C. (Murray) Aubin, 88 – The former Citizens Bank Checking Department employee of 10 years and, before that, a cashier at Ann & Hope for 14 years, a mother of three sons, died Nov. 23.

Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home

Arthur N. Desmarais, 80 – The Korean War vet, former Postman and co-owner of Art’s Instant Printing in the Governor Francis Shopping Center in Warwick died Nov. 20.

Curtis Bobbie Taylor, 84 – The retired Navy vet served between 1947 and 1967 aboard the the U.S.S. Randolph,  the recovery ship for John Glenn’s first U.S. orbital flight aboard Friendship Seven. In the fall of 1962, he was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Essex, which was part of the U.S. Naval blockade during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Taylor died Nov. 23.

Mary E. Bromley (Marks), 88 – The Warwick resident and doting aunt died Nov. 28.








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