Anne Marie Douglas

Obituary of Anne Marie (Gough) Douglas

Anne Marie (Gough) Douglas, of Newport, a lifetime Fifth Ward resident, died Tuesday July 13th, 2021, at Newport Hospital.


Anne Marie was born to John M. and Loretta (Winters) Gough in Newport RI on April 29, 1936. She attended St Augustin’s School, St Catherine’s Academy and studied Nursing at Newport Hospital. She worked for many years at the Newport Naval Hospital.   


She was a lifelong communicant of St Augustin’s parish and devoted to her Catholic faith.


Anne Marie was predeceased by her parents, beloved husband William Douglas, sister Joan Ward and brother Thomas Gough.


Survivors include a sister Barbara A. (Gough) Parker of Syracuse, NY and family (including godson Michael), sister-in-law Mary Ellen Gough and family, the Ward family, stepsons William Douglas of FL and family, Bruce Douglas of TX and family.


Anne Marie will also be forever remembered by her numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.


Anne Marie was a devoted Red Sox, Patriot’s and Bruins fan, both magnanimous in victory and defeat. She was practical, meticulous, independent, curious, not given to frivolity, possessing quiet wisdom and an epic Irish wit.


Anne Marie went peacefully, headed to where she had spent so many years wanting to be... by Bill's side. While her loss brings great sadness, she is now resting where she truly needed to be.


Anne Marie was wise, certain, unflappable and pure. Her iron-clad faith and character were cemented a very long time ago. She always knew her purpose and path, and truly never faltered. She made living in this complicated world uncomplicated, which is one of the most admirable traits a human can have. 

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, July 19, at St. Augustin’s Church, corner of Carroll & Harrison Ave, Newport at 10:00 am. Burial will be private.


Her funeral mass will be live streamed, click below to view;


Please join the family for a post service reception to celebrate Anne Marie’s life at the Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave, Newport at 11am.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Augustin’s Church, PO Box 357, Newport, RI or the Newport Chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Dennis E. Collins Division #1’s Building and Maintenance Fund, 2 Wellington Ave, Newport, RI 02840.












Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Monday, July 19, 2021
St. Augustin's Church
Carroll Avenue, 2 Eastnor Road
Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Reception will follow Mass at the Hibernian Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations

St Augustin’s Church, PO Box 357, Newport, RI 02840 Ancient Order of Hibernians, Dennis E. Collins Division #1’s Building and Maintenance Fund, 2 Wellington Ave, Newport, RI 02840.
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