Scott A. Bento, Sr.

Mr. Scott A. Bento, Sr., who served as caretaker at Irons Homestead from 2008 until 2012, died on Jan. 31 at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing Home. He was 56. Mr. Bento was the husband of Lisa (Rodrigues) Bento. He was born in New Bedford, MA., a son of Eileen (Bento) Witkos of Warren. Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by his children Scott A Bento, Jr., of Rumford, Skyler S. Bento of Rumford, Ashley Bento of Barrington, Amber Bento and her Fiance' Nick of Barrington, Brittany Bento of ...

Rev. Dr. William Emerson Downey

The Rhode Island Conference United Church of Christ has received word that Rev. Dr. William E. Downey, passed away on March 24th in Germany.  Bill served as Co-Pastor of Edgewood Congregational Church (1972–1977) with his wife, Rev. Sabine Downey, who continues to reside in Berlin. Bill Downey had been one of the founding members of the Berlin chapter of Democrats Abroad. Services are to be held on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Christus-Kirchhof in Berlin. The family requested in lieu of ...

The Rev. Dr. Gabriel J. Fackre

The Rev. Dr. Gabriel J. Fackre died in Oregon City, OR on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  His wife Dorothy predeceased him on October 13, 2017.  He is survived by his five children: Bonnie, Gabrielle (and husband Thomas), Judith, Skye (and husband Christopher), and Kirk (and wife Alice); as well as eight grandchildren and their spouses: Ben (and wife Kristin), Gil (and wife Michelle), Acacia (and husband Michael), Cole, Kyr, Charlotte, Campbell, and Casey; and one great grandson Sawyer.   Dr. ...

S. Lee Miller

S. Lee Miller, 84, of Barrington, RI, passed away peacefully at home on May 29th, surrounded by his loving family. Lee was an active member of the Barrington Congregational Church for over 45 years, working on many committees, including the Endowment Committee and the Board of Deacons. He also served for 12 years on the Investment Committee of the Rhode Island Conference of the United Church of Christ. Read his full obituary

The Rev. Mr. Newell Hill Curtis, Jr

This obituary was provided by the Curtis family. The Rev. Newell Hill Curtis, Jr., 88, Pastor Emeritus at Center Congregational Church in Manchester, Connecticut, died October 1, 2016 surrounded by his loving wife Jane and their family. He was born March 21, 1928 in Montpelier, Vermont, the oldest of five children to Newell Hill Curtis, Sr. and Alice Pine Curtis. A beloved husband, father and grandfather, Newell was married for 65 years to Jane (Cook), who survives him. He also leaves behind ...

Eugene Penniman Buker

It is with deep sympathy that we announce the  passing of Eugene Penniman Buker, father of Kristin Putney, Christian Education & Youth Ministry Consultant for the RI Conference and member of the Seekonk Congregational Church. Mr. Buker died August 31, 2016. Services were held this past week. Obituary at PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME

The Rev. Ms. Amelia Edwards

The Rev. Ms. Amy E. Edwards passed away Friday, May 13, 2016.  Born and raised in Rhode Island, Amy was the beloved wife of the late Michael J. B. Pierce, and the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Beverley Edwards and the late Charles G. Edwards, Esq.  Amy is also survived by her sister, Katherine Edwards Mullen and her husband John; her brother Mark Edwards and his wife Wanda; her stepchildren Brittany and Michael Pierce and several nieces and nephews. Amy was a graduate of Wheeler School, Union ...