Mary Harper

Obituary of Mary Harper

Mary T. Harper, 82, formerly of 60 Berkley Ave, Newport, RI, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2007, at the Newport Hospital. Born in Newport, RI, on November 1, 1925 she was a daughter of the late Manley J. and Mary Harper of Newport, and a sister to the late Sarah Harper Peterson. Mary was a graduate of St. Catherine's Academy in 1943 and later worked in the local banking industry with Plantations Bank and other local banks for over 40 years. She was an active supporter and congregant of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newport. She enjoyed knitting and ceramics. She is survived by seventeen grand nieces-nephews and their children and grandchildren. She was an aunt of the late Paul Peterson, Peter S. Peterson and Eleanor Peterson Mally. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held this Friday, December 7, 2007 at 9:00 am at St. Mary's Church, Spring Street, Newport. Burial at St. Columba Cemetery, Browns Lane, Middletown, RI. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4:00-7:00 pm in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be made to St. Mary's Church, PO Box 547, Newport, RI 02840.
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