2005-12-22 / Obituaries


Hazel A.

B. Basik, 87

Hazel A. B. Basik, 87, of Mizzen Avenue died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of William E. Basik.

Born in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ella Anderson.

Mrs. Basik loved animals and folk art. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Amy L. Krainin, and her husband Howard of Jamestown.

The funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jamestown Emergency Medical Service, 11 Knowles Court, Jamestown, RI 02835.

Marie Bridget

Hostetler Marie (Amarina) Bridget Hostetler of Intrepid Lane, formerly of Middletown and Woburn, Mass., died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 in North Kingstown.

Born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Ada Negri.

She left Italy as an infant, and the family settled in Woburn, where she was raised. She graduated from Woburn High School, and then graduated from St. Joseph’s Nursing School. She served in the U.S. Navy Nurses Corps for several years, rising to the rank of Lt. J.G. Shortly after leaving the Navy, she married, and moved to Newport. She worked as a nurse, and dedicated medical professional until 1999, and retired from Newport Hospital.

The family moved to Slate Hill Farm in Middletown, where her children grew up.

She is survived by a son, Dean Hostetler of Portsmouth; a daughter, Andrea vonHohenleiten of Jamestown; a brother, Domenic Negri of Woburn; and three sisters, Bruna Nickerson, Mary Negri, and Eleanor Negri, all of Woburn; three granddaughters, Courtney Hostetler, Devon Hostetler, and Caitlin Hostetler, all of Portsmouth; two grandsons, Chris vonHohenleiten and Eric vonHohenleiten, both of Jamestown; and her former husband, Dean Hostetler of Portsmouth.

The funeral will be held today, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, in Newport.

Donations may be made in her memory to American Cancer Society, 222 Richmond St., Suite 200, Providence, RI 02903-4253.

Ronald Anthony

Farrington, 64

Ronald Anthony Farrington, 64, of Langhorne, Pa., died on Dec. 14, 2005, in Langhorne. He was the husband of Rosemarie Farrington.

Mr. Farrington earned the prestigious Bausch and Lomb electronics award at his high school in Connecticut, where he worked for Perkin Elmers on the Hubbell space project. He was also a computer programmer for 20 years with Dow Jones & Co., in Princeton, N.J.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Scott Olsen and their children, Savanna, Brandon and Conner, all of Jamestown; a son, Adam; and a daughter, Dina, both of Pennsylvania; a brother, Frank, of Connecticut; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by two sons, Anthony and Thomas.

Services and burial were set for Dec. 18 in Langhorne.

Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital, 34th & Civic Center Blvd., Development Office, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Ralph M.

Percopo Sr., 81

Ralph M. Percopo Sr., 81, passed away on Nov. 29, 2005 in Palm Coast, Fla. He was the husband of Rosalie (Russo) Percopo for 55 years.

Born in Bronx, N.Y., on Jan. 4, 1924 to Salvatore and Anita (Belva) Percopo, he lived with his family in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., for 30 years before moving to Florida in 1989.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Germany. He enjoyed building and flying model airplanes, loved fishing, and was an avid bowler. He retired in 1986 after spending many years as a maintenance supervisor at Stauffer Chemical Company and the Jewish Guild for the Blind. He was a member of St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church in Hastings.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sandra Reynolds of Jamestown; his son, Ralph Percopo Jr. of Yorktown Heights; daughters Anita Foley of Hastings, and Susan Percopo of Palm Coast, Fla.; and two sisters, Connie and Anita. He will be greatly missed by his seven grandchildren, Richard, Karen, David, Nina, Merrill, Nicholas and Jackson.

A private funeral service with military honors was held at Florida National Cemetery on Dec. 2. A memorial service will be held on Dec. 23 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Palm Coast.

Donations in Mr. Percopo’s memory can be made to the Diabetes Foundation or to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler in Florida.

Condolences may be shared via the family guest book at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com.

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