J. Whitford

Obituary of J. Eleanor Whitford

Josephine Eleanor O'Connor Whitford, 90, of Eastnor Rd, Newport, died Friday, December 21, 2007 at the Village House Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late James P. Whitford. Born in Newport, RI, on the 4th of July, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Timothy and Josephine (Rooney) O'Connor. She was employed by the United States Navy Public Works Department. During World War II, she served as a member of the United States Coast Guard Reserve. She was a communicant of St. Augustin's Church and a member of Gooseberry Beach. She is survived by her children, Timothy P. Whitford of Newport, Mary and Stephen Martin of Portsmouth, Kathleen "Kiki" Finn of Newport, Jane and Stephen Vincelette of Narragansett, and Barbara and Robert Nass of Portsmouth; nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. She was the loving grandmother of the late Molly K. Finn, and the sister of the late J. Brendan O'Connor and Kathleen "Kitty" (O'Connor) Meikle. Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 10:00am, in St. Augustin's Church, Carroll Ave., Newport. Burial at St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, December 26, from 4:00-7:00 pm at the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. Donations may be made in Mrs. Whitford's memory to the St. Augustin's Church Building Fund, 2 Eastnor Rd., Newport, RI, 02840.
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