Mary Catherine Fusco - SEPTEMBER 8, 1922 – SEPTEMBER 16, 2023
Mary Catherine Fusco - SEPTEMBER 8, 1922 – SEPTEMBER 16, 2023 Mary C. Fusco (nee Nesci) passed away on September 16, 2023 at the age of 101 years and eight days. Mary was born in the village of Placanica in Calabria, Italy. She emigrated with her parents at the age of four to Buffalo New York, where her brother Nicky was born and where she met the love of her life, Andrew Fusco, to whom she would remain married for almost 65 years until his death.
Andrew and Mary made their home in North Tonawanda, New York for over thirty years and had four children - David (Edith Buehler), Linda, Jeanne (James Clark) and Marilyn (Stephen Schlesinger). She spoke often, with great pride, of being able to provide all four of her children with a college education. She and Andrew retired to Jensen Beach, Florida to a place that is dear to her heart, Nettles Island. There, she loved to work at the library, play tennis and bocce, line dance and participate in countless musical theater productions.
Mary lived a full life and witnessed many significant events of the 20th Century and into the 21st. During her lifetime, she experienced poverty in Italy, endured the American Depression, witnessed the events of World War II, saw a man land on the moon, learned how to operate a typewriter and then a computer and cell phone, and lived through countless other world-changing events. She was an accomplished seamstress, a factory worker (during WWII) and a school secretary (aka daytime “mom” to countless school children). She excelled at many arts and crafts, including the oil paintings that are in the homes of family, friends, and neighbors.
Mary was a devout Catholic and spent many hours volunteering with the Ladies of Charity, St. Anne’s Society and, through her local parish in Florida, St. Martin de Porres. Her favorite expression of faith was “It’s written in the books.”
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Domenico and Providenza Nesci, her brother, Nicholas Nesci, and her beloved husband Andrew Fusco. Besides leaving behind many friends, she is survived by her four children, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. They are a legacy to her hard work, perseverance, faith, and dedication to excellence. Through them, she has left many bright beams of light in our world!
A visitation for Mary will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Aycock Funeral Home, 950 NE Jensen Beach Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL 34957. A funeral service will occur Tuesday, September 19, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 2555 NE Savannah Rd., Jensen Beach, FL 34957. A graveside service will follow from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Forest Hills Memorial Park, 2001 SW Murphy Rd, Palm City, FL 34990.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to VNA Hospice House of Vero Beach. www.vnatc.com or mail to VNA Hospice Foundation, 920 37th Place #101, Vero Beach FL 32960
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycockjensenbeach.com for the Fusco family.
Philip Walter Spier Sr - August 23, 1937 - September 5, 2023
Philip Walter Spier Sr - August 23, 1937 - September 5, 2023 A lover of life, Phil Spier Sr. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children on September 5, 2023. He was 86 years old.
Phil was one of those people in life that made you LAUGH a little louder, SMILE a little bigger and LIVE just a little bit better.
Phil was born in Danbury, Connecticut in 1937. He resided in Stuart and Palm City for many years before he moved to Port St. Lucie. Phil graduated from Greenwich High School in Greenwich, CT, then served in the US Navy’s 7th Fleet as a signalman. He loved cars and spent years racing in SCCA races. After selling his liquor store in Connecticut, he relocated to Stuart, Florida and became well-known selling Charles Chips to local businesses. Phil also opened The Sub Station Deli, as well as other enterprises. Phil and Kathy Spier Promotions started in the 1980’s, and began hosting home and local boat shows, and promotional events of all types. That business eventually became Eventmakers International, which grew to become a major event and rental company.
Phil served on various organizations and clubs, including as president of Western Greenwich Lions Club, director of Martin County Chamber of Commerce, president of Stuart Sports Car Club and Treasure Coast Vintage Car Club.
Phil lived his life with passion and curiosity. He started and ran many successful businesses, and was a gifted entrepreneur and a natural salesman. Phil knew how to dream big, work hard and stay focused- and his efforts brought him success and satisfaction. He also had a quiet, reflective side which helped him stay grounded. Phil had a knack for putting people at ease with his quick wit and sense of humor, and he was good at making new friends. Phil never met a stranger.
He could drive anything, from the smallest sports car to a 40-foot motorhome. He loved the thrill of the open road and delighted in fantastic adventures with Kathy across North America. Yachting was another of his passions- once cruising from Canada to Florida and up the Tennessee Tombigbee (Tenn Tom) Waterway. After retiring, Phil enjoyed years of traveling, boating, RVing and spending time with family and close friends.
Phil was preceded in death by his father Ernie and his mother Ulla, his brother Elden, first wife Mary Ann and son-in-law Mark. He is remembered with love by his second wife Kathy, children Phil Jr. and Sheri, his daughter-in-law Kim, his grandchildren Jennifer, Amanda, Derek, Sol, Ben and Sam, and his great grandchildren Sophia, Noah, Scarlett and Tegan, and many nieces and nephews. On the road again, he will forever be in our hearts.
Friends and family are welcome to join us for a celebration of life on October 14 at the Dolphin Bar (Jensen Beach) from 12:00pm-3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice or to World Central Kitchen and Treasure Coast Hospice. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. May he rest in peace. Online condolences and tributes may be expressed to the family at Forest Hills Palm City Chapel site (www.foresthillspalmcityflorida.com).
Harold Allison - July 09, 1924 - September 03, 2023
HAROLD ALLISON - July 09, 1924 - September 03, 2023 Harold Allison, 99, of Palm City, Florida, passed away on September 3, 2023 at Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart, Florida.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he had been a resident of Palm City, Florida for 36 years, coming from Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Prior to retiring he was a lawyer and contracts negotiator for Texaco Inc. During his lifetime he served in the US Merchant Marine and US Navy in both WWII and Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Allison, son, Mark Allison, brothers, Ronald and Weldon Allison.
There will be an entombment service on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 11:00am at the Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City, FL with military honors provided by the US Navy.
Denise Cooper - February 11, 1957 - September 2, 2023
Denise Cooper - February 11, 1957 - September 2, 2023 Born on February 11, 1957 in Wyandotte Michigan passed on September 2, 2023 surrounded by loved ones. She moved with her family to Florida as a teen. She spent most of her life in or around Martin and St. Lucie counties.
Denise retired from the medical community in 2020 and went back to school to pursue a second career in Esthetics. She completed that goal and became a licensed Esthetician and began another journey. One of her desires was to provide free Facials to individuals with cancer. Little did she know she herself already had cancer. With a recent terminal diagnosis she did not “Battle Cancer” however she chose to spend what time she had being as present as she could be before it consumed her physical health. Her soul on the other hand will always live on with all of us. Her dedication to her loved ones was unwavering. They say that there is a little piece of someone in everyone… everyone they touch in their lives leaves an impression.
She loved her Family dearly and adored those she called Friend. Denise was a Strong, Fierce, Independent, Humble, Loving, Daughter, Mother, Nana, GiGi, and Aunt to her Family. Denise is survived by her mother Barbara Pointer(husband Shan Pointer precedes) Daughter Angela Cox and Husband Darryl Cox, Son Fred Cooper, Grandchildren Ashley Cox, Clayton Cox and Wife Daynara Cox, Carlie Cooper, Great Grandchild Brayden Barnlund, Sisters Deborah Pitsakis and Husband Mike Pitsakis, Lorrie Carrier and Husband Stan Carrier, Brother David Scallion and Wife Kimberly Scallion and numerous Nieces and Nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the Family would be honored for you to donate to Treasure Coast Hospice https://treasurehealth.org
Geraldine Ann Klinger - May 3, 1938 - September 1, 2023
Geraldine Ann Klinger, née Friedman, affectionately known as Geri, 85 of Palm City, Florida, passed away peacefully Friday, September 1, 2023 surrounded by her loved ones.
Geri was born in Hoboken, NJ on May 3rd, 1938. She is survived by her husband Joseph of 64 years, daughters Michelle Wellner, Pamela Milazzo, son-in-law Richard Wellner and her grand pups Jaxson and JJ.
She is preceded in death by her parents Paul and Mathilda Friedman née Gerald, her brother Stuart Friedman, and her son-in-law Peter F. Milazzo.
She retired with her husband from Centereach, Long Island to Palm City, Florida in 1997. They enjoyed a wonderful life together of travel, cruising, enjoying the arts, ballets, operas and friends.
She was a true woman of valor involved in numerous temple and sisterhood organizations throughout her life. Judaism was extremely important to her and to be present in her home, she was a lifetime member of Hadassah.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, quilting, playing cards, canasta and reading. She will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 AM on September 6, 2023, at the Forest Hills Funeral Home Chapel, Palm City, FL. The committal will follow at 11:00 AM in the South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth, FL.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to:
JNF Trees for Israel https://www.shiva.com/trees-for-israel
Geraldine Ann Klinger - May 3, 1938 - September 1, 2023
Lois K Nochman NOVEMBER 5, 1924 – AUGUST 27, 2023
Lois K Nochman, age 98, of Lapeer, Michigan passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2023.
A funeral service for Lois will be held Friday, September 1, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, 403 S 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. A luncheon will occur Friday, September 1, 2023 at 12:00 PM, 403 S 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. A graveside committal service will occur Friday, September 1, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Oak Hill Cemetery, 1101-11389 Macon Road, Saline, MI 48176.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.muehligannarbor.com for the Nochman family.
Mrs. Gladys M Tittsworth JUNE 15, 1932 – AUGUST 27, 2023
On August 27, 2023; Gladys M. Tittsworth passed away at the age of 91 peacefully surrounded by her family. She was truly an exceptional woman filled with love, wisdom, and grace. She inspired us all with her strength, resilience, and unwavering determination. Her smile brought sunshine to our days, and her nurturing spirit brought comfort to many.
Gladys is the beloved wife of the late Jacque E. Tittsworth; loving mother of Robert “Bunky” Tittsworth and his wife Patricia, Jacqueline Mosberg and her husband Robert Sherin, and Cindy Durgin and her husband Larry; devoted grandmother of Michael Gipson and his wife Amy, Rob Mosberg and his wife Carol, Heather Denis and her husband Ian, Jennifer Grubb and her husband Bill, Katie Vasilescu and her husband Alex, Beth Hartner and her husband JJ, and Robin Kean and her husband Terance; cherished great grandmother of eleven great grandchildren; dear sister of Gloria Wiedel.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 31 from 5-8PM at the Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228; and on Friday, September 1 from 10-10:30AM at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown Retirement Community, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30AM. Interment at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.sterlingashtonschwabwitzke.com for the Tittsworth family.
Michael Scott Christoffers - JANUARY 18, 1982 – AUGUST 26, 2023
Michael Scott Christoffers - JANUARY 18, 1982 – AUGUST 26, 2023 On August 26, 2023, Michael Scott Christoffers of Jensen Beach, Florida (formally of Lansdale, Pennsylvania) passed away unexpectedly.
Born January 18, 1982 in Lansdale, PA, he was the loving son of Donna (Messing) Jasuta and Richard Christoffers. He was a 2000 graduate of North Penn High School. He was a carpenter by trade and took great pride in his work.
Michael enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved watching Philadelphia sports, especially the Phillies and Eagles. (GO BIRDS!) Michael will be remembered for his infectious smile and big heart. No job was ever too big for Mike! He was always the first one to call if you needed a job done or just a listening ear. Mike lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every day.
Along with his mother and father, Michael is survived by his stepfather, Mark Jasuta, and five loving siblings; sisters, Taylor Jasuta, Amanda (Christoffers) Williams, and Rebecca Christoffers, and brothers Brandon Jasuta and Joseph Christoffers. Michael will also be missed by his four nieces and nephews Abigail, Brody, Madalynn, and Jaxson. Along with immediate family, Michael will also be missed by his Uncle Walter (Stick), Aunt Pam, and Aunt Barb. He shared a very special bond with his Uncle Rick and Aunt Rebecca, as well as cousins Ricky, Jamey, Ande, and Dalton.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Norman and Dale Messing (Poffy and Nanny), and great grandparents Howell and Edna Evans (Howie and Gong-Gong), along with his paternal grandfather Robert Christoffers.
A celebration of life will take place in Pennsylvania in late September. Specific date, time, and location will be determined.
Connie Linton April 19, 1959 - August 25, 2023
Connie (Dickey) Linton, 64, of Hobe Sound, Florida, passed away peacefully August 25, 2023. Connie was born April 19, 1959 in Montpelier, Vermont and raised in Rockville, Connecticut.
Connie and Timothy Linton married in 1982 and moved to Florida in 1985, eventually settling in Hobe Sound where they raised their two children.
Connie was known for her beautiful smile, generosity and kindness. She loved to garden, travel, and spend time with family and friends. Sitting poolside was her "happy place." She worked for 15 years at Trustbridge Hospice and volunteered for Hobe Sound Elementary and Hobe Sound Little League.
Connie is survived by her husband of over 40 years, Tim; her children, Nicole Ehrlich and Corey Linton and their spouses, Jonathan and Tess; grandchildren, Jeremy, Connor and Hadley; parents, Harry and Marlene, sisters, Donna and Joyce, and many nieces and nephews.
Connie was preceded in death by her siblings Charlie and Lisa.
A celebration of life will be held from 11-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 at Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home, 950 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Flowers are welcome. A reception will follow at Carlin Park, Jupiter from 2-6 p.m.
Felicita Santos May 27, 1931 - August 25, 2023
Felicita Santos , of Port Saint Lucie, Florida passed in peace on August 25, 2023.
Felicita Santos will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Felicita was born in Puerto Rico to Herminia Torres and Tomas Robles on May 27, 1931.
Felicita was larger than life; she had a radiant and infectious smile that would light up a room. She was a sincere and caring woman, a rare find today, who captured the hearts of many. She was most passionate about her family as they were the center of her world. Felicita had a huge heart for animals which there was never a shortage of animals in her home.
Felicita was an active member of her Church Holy Family Catholic Church in Port St Lucie, Florida.
Felicita is survived and remembered by her children Jose Santos, Grisel Santos, Dennis Santos, and Fernando Santos; 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm, on Tuesday, 8/29/2023 at Forest Hills Palm City, Florida. Mass will be held on Wednesday 8/30/2023 at 11:00 AM at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church (930 SW Tunis Avenue, Port St Lucie, FL 34953). Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City, Florida.
Mary Linda Lester JUNE 29, 1944 – AUGUST 24, 2023
A burial for Mary will be held Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Mont Meta Memorial Park, 26170 State Highway 345, San Benito, Texas 78586.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.montmetamemorial.com for the Lester family.
Thomas Edward Cavanaugh III JANUARY 8, 1945 – AUGUST 24, 2023
On August 24, 2023, Thomas E. Cavanaugh III of Jensen Beach, Florida (formally of Sparta, New Jersey) passed away peacefully. Tom is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lynne (Callahan) Cavanaugh, daughter, Kelly Cavanaugh (Stephen) of Sparta, son Chris Cavanaugh (Gina) of Sparta and Kate Cavanaugh Johnson (David) of South Kingstown, Rhode Island. Tom had nine well loved grandchildren, Jack and Casey Cavanaugh, Molly, Tommy, Madelyn and Grace Fasulo along with Charlie, Teddy and Tripp Johnson. Tom also will be missed by his siblings Suzanne (Dennis) Laven, of East Greenwich, RI, Jane (Joe) Lang of Portsmouth, RI, Paul (Maura) of North Wales, PA, Richard (Judy) of Watertown, CT and Mary Louise (Robyn, predeceased) of Newport, RI along numerous nieces and nephews.
Tom was born on January 8, 1945 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to the late Margaret (Hennelly) and Dr. Thomas E. Cavanaugh Jr. He was the eldest of six extraordinary and magically bonded brothers and sisters. Tom loved growing up in Jamaica Plain, MA and later Newton, MA he would beam with a mischievous grin accompanied by a twinkle in his eye recounting memories of his childhood. He very unexpectedly became somewhat of a preparatory school expert throughout the greater Boston area and Maine; attending five schools over his noteworthy career ending at Newman Prep in 1963. He then went on to study at Providence College where he graduated in 1967. Tom and Lynne were married in Boston in April of 1968. They spent the next ten years moving throughout New England while Tom worked for Georgia Pacific opening locations in Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut. It was within this time that they welcomed their three children. Tom’s final transfer in 1978 brought them to a quaint little lake town in New Jersey where they set their roots. Tom independently formed, Cavanaugh Associates in the early 80s, they raised their children and made lifelong friends. Tom and Lynne officially left Sparta two years ago to enjoy the always sunny skies of Florida.
Tom loved a good book, a good conversation, a good laugh, a good cigar and good friends. He was funny even with a straight face. He had an effortless “Irish” sense of humor that kept him and those around him laughing. He could drop a one liner and change the entire dynamic of a room. He loved listening to The Irish Tenors, the sun on his face, Patriotism, peanut butter sandwiches, long walks along the beach and most importantly his family. He despised political correctness, pretentiousness, airports, lousy drivers, broccoli and later in life wearing anything but shorts and sandals.
Tom adored any activities taking place outdoors, athletics very much included. He was massive supporter of all sports, but especially those involving his children and grandchildren. He loved those days of local small-town rivalries, and would often be found on the sidelines, accompanied by his signature pipe, taking in the competition. Always an athlete himself, he participated and competed in a wide range of activities during his life, including tennis, soccer, hiking, basketball, football, ice hockey and, most recently, didn’t let pickle ball escape him. A loyal Bostonian, he made sure to cheer on the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins from the comfort of home.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00, Saturday September 9, 2023 at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Sparta, New Jersey. Tom has asked if you are able to attend, forgo the black attire and tears. For his was a life well loved and filled with gratitude and little time was spent in sadness but rather appreciation for everyone and everything around him. While remembering Tom, perhaps hold the door open for next person, smile at a stranger, quietly give to charity close to your heart, find the humor around every corner and laugh, especially at yourself.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycockjensenbeach.com for the Cavanaugh family.
Claire Thibeault Bayles January 11, 1945 - August 23, 2023
Claire Thibeault Bayles, 78, of Stuart, Florida passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at Inspiritás of Stuart. She was born in Fort Kent, Maine on January 11, 1945, to Ligorie Beaulieu and Isabelle (nèe Daigle) Beaulieu.
Prior to retiring Claire was a Nursing Home Administrator for a number of years. Her hobbies when she lived in Newport, Rhode Island were boating, bowling, traveling, dancing and entertaining. She always had a way of making you feel welcome and when you were with her you felt as if you were the most important person in the world.
She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, in Stuart and an active member of Willoughby Country Club.
Claire was the Matriarch of the Beaulieu family, she was a elegant dresser and a sophisticated Socialite.
Surviving is her husband of 10 years, Richard Bayles of NC, daughter Michelle Thibeault, of Sarasota, FL; brothers Gerald (Patricia) Beaulieu of Canton, GA. and Joseph “Gildo” Beaulieu of Cromwell, CT; her sister-in-law Eva Beaulieu, and Nieces and nephews, Michael Beaulieu, Kevin Beaulieu, Robin Beaulieu Grant, Craig Beaulieu and Kieth Beaulieu. She was preceded in death by her brother Reno Paul Beaulieu.
The last 5 months of her life at Inspiritás were wonderful and she felt like she was in her element.
Services will be held at a later date yet to be determined.
Remembrances may be made to either the Alzheimer's Community Care, https://www.alzcare.org/ or Foundation for Women’s Cancer, https://foundationforwomenscancer.org/support-us/donate.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart Chapel. For online condolences or expressions of sympathy please visit www.Martin-Funeral.com.
Walter Ralph Wolff Jr. FEBRUARY 11, 1946 – AUGUST 23, 2023
Walter Ralph Wolff, Jr., age 77, passed away peacefully at his home in Port Saint Lucie, Florida after a long illness on August 23, 2023.
Walter was born in the Bronx, New York to the late Walter Ralph Sr. and Alice Wolff before moving to Hillside, New Jersey in the fifth grade. He graduated from Hillside High School in 1964 and joined the Woodbridge Police Department in October of 1971. He retired after 36 years of service and fulfilled his dream of moving to Florida. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Walter was an avid sports fan. He loved the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Rangers, New York Giants and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy, of 43 years; his daughter, Kimberly; stepson, Peter; granddaughter, Madison; twin brother, William and his wife Charlotte; brother John and his wife Patrice; brother Richard and his wife LouAnne; brother Thomas and his wife Kim; many nieces and nephews; and his granddog Hank. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Private cremation will be under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home in Port Saint Lucie. A mass to celebrate Walter’s life will take place at 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 930 SW Tunis Ave. Port Saint Lucie, Florida.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycocktradition.com for the Wolff family.
Virginia Ellen Cicala April 29, 1932 - August 22, 2023
Virginia "Ginny" Cicala, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, with her loving and caring daughter, Teri Dolecki, by her side.
She is survived by her daughter, Teri, of Stuart, FL and her son Fred, Jr., of Pompano Beach, FL, a sister Carmela Truscott of PA and a brother Dominick DeLuca of PA. Ginny was predeceased by her husband of almost 50 years, Fred Cicala and sisters Lena and Josephine and brothers Mario, Alfred and Leo. She was also predeceased and her parents Bruno and Rose DeLuca.
Ginny was a "Feisty Little Italian" who was a great cook and baker. She also was an avid reader and loved to play Bingo.
Non Service are scheduled at this time. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997.
Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting www. Martin-Funeral.com
Ronald "Ron" Christensen November 16, 1945 - August 22, 2023
Ronald "One Button Ron" Christensen, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2023, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Born on November 16, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois, Ron was known for his loving nature, his unique sense of humor, and his analytical mind.
Ron proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, a commitment that reflected his deep sense of patriotism and duty. Following his military service, he dedicated his career to the St. Lucie County School Board, where his analytical skills and dedication made a significant impact.
Throughout his life, Ron was a beacon of hope and resilience. He was sober for 46 years, a testament to his strength and determination. Ron was an advocate for paying it forward, always ready to extend a helping hand to those in need. His legacy will continue to inspire those who knew him and those who will hear his story.
Ron's love for his family was evident in the close-knit bonds he shared with them. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, LaVonne Christensen. Their love story was one of mutual respect, shared laughter, and enduring love. Ron was a devoted father to his two children, Albert Christensen and Charlene Christensen Bitetto, who will remember him as a supportive and loving father.
His love extended to his grandchildren, Natalia Christensen and Racheal Bitetto, who were the light of his life. Ron's love for his family was boundless, and his presence in their lives will be deeply missed. He also leaves behind his close friend, Jenni Slegona, and many extended family members and friends who will remember him fondly.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold Christensen and Maryjane Chuk; and one son in law, Vito Bitetto.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Yates Funeral Home, 526 SW Port St. Lucie, FL 34953.
Memories may be shared at www.YatesFuneralHome.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Yates Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Port St. Lucie, FL.
Joseph Piriano April 5, 1937 - August 21, 2023
Joseph Frank Piriano, 86, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 21, 2023
Born on April 5,1937 in Chicago, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Snell) Piriano.
Joseph was a graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN, and had a successful career in purchasing, retiring from Trinity Industries as the VP, Purchasing. Originally Joseph lived in and around the Chicago area for 47 years, moved to Irving, TX in 1984, and retired in Antioch, IL before moving to Palm City, FL. Joseph was a devoted husband and father known for loving his family, all Chicago sports (especially the Cubs), doing the jitterbug and enjoying great food and wine.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joan (Johnson) Piriano, his children: Frank (Julie) Piriano of Aurora, IL, Mark (D’Lisa) Piriano of Kingwood, TX, and Anthony (Amanda) Piriano of Irving, TX; his seven grandchildren: Dominic (Rebecca) Piriano, Annelise (Kyle) Pyne, Celeste (Alex) LaLonde, Justin Mitchell, Elizabeth Piriano, Joseph & Jeena Piriano; and nine great grandchildren: Marco & Giovanni Piriano, Shealyn, Brynleigh, Eliana & Noe Pyne, Oliver LaLonde, Raven & Damien Mitchell; his sister, Barbara (late James) Kelnosky and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
There will be a Memorial Service held in the Chicago area at a later date.
Lorraine E Blanchette JUNE 28, 1927 – AUGUST 21, 2023
Lorraine Blanchette ‘Ma Tante ' was born on June 28, 1927, in Dover, New Hampshire to Adelard and Lydia (LaPointe) Blanchette. She spent almost her entire life in the home on East Street where she grew up, a testament to her deep connection to her roots and her community. Lorraine was a lifelong member of the St. Charles Church in Dover. Where she volunteered for many activities including bingo.
After graduating from Dover High School in 1945, Lorraine embarked on a 42-year career at General Electric in Somersworth, New Hampshire. Her dedication to her work was evident through her role as a meter inspector on the 5th floor. Remarkably, throughout her entire career, she chose to take the stairs instead of the elevator, showcasing her commitment and determination.
Upon her retirement, Lorraine fulfilled her dream of spending her winters in Florida. She enjoyed 36 consecutive years in Zephyrhills and more recently resided in Port St. Lucie, Florida. During her time in the Sunshine State, she embraced an active lifestyle, taking pleasure in riding her bike and achieving an impressive 10,000 miles in her first year there. Lorraine also had a deep love for nature, frequently visiting botanical gardens and Prescott Park. Her connection to nature extended to picking wild blueberries, a delightful activity that brought her much joy.
Lorraine 'Ma Tante' is survived by her sister, Marguerite Drapeau, and her dear friend, Greg (Mark) Dalzell. She also leaves behind a nephew, Dennis (Carleen) Drapeau, a niece, Elaine (Peter) Robson, along with two grandnephews, Dallas and Brendan, and a grand-niece, Stacie (Eric) Desjardins. Additionally, she is remembered by three great-nephews: Jack, Jimmy, and Vincent. Her passing is undoubtedly a significant loss for her family and loved ones.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Adelard and Lydia, as well as her siblings Raymond, Donald, and Robert. She also said goodbye to many friends and relatives who went before her.
Lorraine Blanchette 'Ma Tante' lived a long and fulfilling life, marked by dedication to her work, a love for nature, and a strong connection to her family and friends. Her legacy will continue to shine through the memories and stories shared by those who knew and loved her. May she rest in peace, reunited with her loved ones who have passed on before her.
Visitation to honor her memory:
Date: September 29, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Aycock at Tradition Life Celebration Center
Following the visitation, there will be a Celebration of Life service:
Celebration of Life Service:
Time: 12:00 PM (noon)
Location: Aycock at Tradition Life Celebration Center
This will be a meaningful opportunity for family and friends to come together to remember and celebrate Lorraine's life, share stories, and support each other during this difficult time.
If there are any additional details or specific requests for the service, it's advisable to contact Aycock at Tradition Life Celebration Center directly or consult with the family for further information.
May Lorraine's Celebration of Life service be a heartfelt tribute to her life and legacy.
Larry Olgar Olson February 3, 1945 - August 20, 2023
Larry Olgar Olson was born on February 3, 1945 (2-3-45!) to Salvind Olgar Olson and Thelma
Kathleen (Spitzer) Olson in Washington, DC. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School
and graduated with a business degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. He
passed away at age 78 on Sunday, August 20, 2023 in Marin County, Florida. He is survived by
his wife, Sandra M. Olson, and two children, Eric O. Olson and Ashley O. Crandall. He was
predeceased by one brother, Richard F. Olson.
God gifted Larry with skills, talents, and motivation from an early age to take an interest in and
learn all he could about a subject mater. As a young teenager, Larry was self-taught and
proficient at fixing almost anything, including appliances, lawn mowers, and cars. This young
entrepreneur found a demand for his lawn mower repair services in his local neighborhood. As
a hard-working young adult, he was then able to buy, repair, and sell cars, becoming a Corvette
and exotic car enthusiast. It was not very long before Larry bought a small house in Maryland
and began his lifelong career of real estate investing.
While in DC, Larry purchased his brother’s lucrative snow removal business. It was the family
joke that Larry worked on average about three days a year, only when it snowed. He was gifted
by God to never have a real job.
Larry and Sandy met in November of 1982 and were married four and a half months later on
April 24, 1983. They enjoyed a marriage made in Heaven for 40 years. They have two children,
Eric Olson, age 36, and Ashley Crandall, age 34. They have been blessed with six grandchildren,
five boys and one girl. They were Larry’s pride and joy!
Larry was very athletic and enjoyed playing tennis throughout his entire life. He was an avid
boater, both sail and power, and loved fishing, hunting, and other water sports. His family
recognized his Norwegian heritage as responsible for his need to be out on the water open.
He was a very knowledgeable collector. He primarily collected ships models, nautical
instruments and memorabilia, sunken treasures, antique furniture, and wild west memorabilia,
including early Colt guns.
Larry was the strong, silent type. He enjoyed his family more than anything, and had only a few
very close friends. He raised his family on Biblical principles and honored God with his lifestyle.
His early signs of dementia began around 2013, which affected his life in so many ways. God has
shown His hand during Larry’s life, which Larry recognized, and God showed His mercy at the
We are grateful to God for blessing us with Larry in our lives and know we will see him again
one day. We are thankful for God’s promises that we will one day see God and be with our
“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised
him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified,
and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Romans 10:9-11
“Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was
gathered to his people.” Genesis 25:8
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Larry Olson's honor to the
Chapman School of Seamanship Scholarship Fund. Please donate by visiting
www.chapman.org/p/331/donations. Thank you!
Lois Estelle Lewis August 2, 1938 - August 20, 2023
Lois E. Lewis passed away on 8/20/23 after a brief illness.
Born in Dorchester Mass to Albert and Frances Potter, she was employed in the insurance industry where she met her husband Wally, and just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on 6 /1/23.
She is survived by her husband, her daughter Judi and her husband Dan Gulotta of Springfield VA, her son Steve and his son Rett. Internment will be private.
Mary Ellen Arzich OCTOBER 11, 1930 – AUGUST 19, 2023
Mary Ellen Arzich of Port St. Lucie, FL passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 19, 2023 after a brief illness.
Mary Ellen, formerly of Lansing, IL, was a Port St. Lucie resident for over 25 years. Prior to retirement, she was an Executive Administrative Assistant at Navistar International in Chicago, IL for over 30 years.
Mary Ellen, also known by many as 'Sis,' was born to the late Anthony and Mary Arzich in Hammond, IN. She is survived by her brother, Anthony Arzich Jr. and wife Joyce (predeceased), nephews Michael Arzich (Moira) and Anthony Arzich III (Brie), sister Annette Murphy and husband Emmett (predeceased), nephew John Murphy and his wife Virginia, great nieces Erin Arzich and Meghan Murphy and great nephew Patrick Murphy. Mary Ellen was a devoted sister, loving aunt, and dear friend. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and relaxing by the pool, and was most fond of spending time with family and friends.
A Visitation will be held at Aycock Funeral Home 1504 SE Floresta Drive, Port St Lucie on Thursday, August 24th from 5-7pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1454 SW Mapp Road, Palm City on Friday, August 25th at 11am with interment to follow at Rolling Oaks Cemetery 2200 SW Del Rio Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34953.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycockportstlucie.com for the Arzich family.
Ivan Donaldson Rigg MAY 5, 1942 – AUGUST 19, 2023
A Visitation for Ivan will be held Saturday, August 26, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987.
A Funeral Service will occur Saturday, August 26, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987.
A Funeral Service and Burial Service will occur Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Church of the Holy Trinity, Retreat St Mary Jamaica.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycocktradition.com for the Rigg family.
JOHN E NAPIER May 22, 1935 - August 16, 2023
John E. Napier, 88, of Stuart, FL passed away peacefully on August 16, 2023, with his three daughters by his side. John loved being with people and was out and about, talking with people, and living an active life until his final days. John was a master storyteller of people, places, and events, and, just like his dad, he loved to play pranks and tell a good joke.
John was a small-town boy from Terre Haute, IN. As a young boy, he rode his bike to fill vending machines for Canteen, the company his dad worked for. John attended Wiley High School and graduated from Indiana University School of Business. While at IU, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and remained lifelong friends with many of his fraternity brothers who to this day refer to him simply as Nape. After college, he was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps achieving the rank of Captain, 4th Marine Regiment at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Following the Marine Corps, John began a long and prosperous career with Canteen.
While on leave and passing through St. Louis to visit a fraternity brother, John was set up on a blind date with a lovely girl, Marilynn, and was so taken by her that upon returning to base in Hawaii, he called Marilynn from a pay phone to ask her to marry him. The next time he was on leave, he flew back to St. Louis where they secretly married at the courthouse. Six months later, after graduating from Barnes Hospital School of Nursing, Marilynn joined John in Hawaii where they had a church wedding and lived the first two years of their 56-year marriage. John proclaimed throughout his life that only two things made him the man that he was…the Marine Corps and Marilynn.
After discharge, John and Marilynn moved back to Terre Haute, and he went to work for his dad. He quickly climbed the corporate ladder of Canteen, being promoted to General Manager of St. Louis, then to MidWest Area Vice President, and finally Senior Vice President with an office at corporate headquarters in downtown Chicago. The family resided in Northbrook, IL. He and Marilynn traveled worldwide for John’s work, but for rest, relaxation, and family fun, John and the family spent most summers on their boat on Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh, WI.
John’s career was in institutional food service with Canteen and later its parent company TW Services, Inc. He had accounts across many different industries including many of the MLB, NFL and college sports stadiums; Ford, Chrysler and GM manufacturing plants; Caterpillar, McDonnell Douglas now Boeing, all of the National Parks, NASA and so many more.
John was civic-minded and a true patriot. John was involved with many charitable and social activities throughout his life. He was a City Councilman and Rotary Club President in Terre Haute. He continued as a Rotarian in Chicago and later in retirement with the Rotary Club of Stuart, FL. He was a member of Merchants and Manufacturers Club, Club International, and the Indiana Society in Chicago. In retirement, he enjoyed his memberships with the Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart and Mountain Air Country Club in Burnsville, NC where he and Marilynn had a summer home. From childhood with a transistor radio under his pillow, John followed St. Louis Cardinals baseball and continued his loyalty to the team throughout his life.
John was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Anne Napier originally of Wilmette, IL, his wife Marilynn, his stillborn son Patrick Thomas, his son John Anthony (Jimmy Navarro) of Denver, CO, his sister Patsy Nuttall (Gary) of Portland, OR, and his sister Peggy Haugh (Eamer) of Jasper, IN. He is survived by his three daughters, Julie Moss of Tampa, FL, Joan Logel (David) of Lake St. Louis, MO, and Angela Jandreski of Murfreesboro, TN. In addition, he leaves behind five grandchildren, Brian Arndt, Ben Logel (Becky), Patrick Logel (Elizabeth), Hannah Jandreski, Ryan Jandreski and six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who truly loved him and viewed him as a father figure and role model. John was dearly loved and admired and will be missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Terre Haute Rotary Club or a charity of your choice. Additionally, the family requests for you to share your stories and remembrances of John with them at JohnNapierstories@gmail.com. A private memorial service with immediate family only is planned.
Barbara Davis - JANUARY 6, 1966 – AUGUST 16, 2023
Barbara Davis - JANUARY 6, 1966 – AUGUST 16, 2023 On August 16 th, 2023, Barbara Nina Davis passed away at the age of 57. Her vivacious personality and indomitable spirit allowed her to leave her mark on this world and anyone she crossed paths with. It is with great sorrow her loved ones say she has gained her wings and went to walk with the angels.
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina and raised in Jupiter, Florida Nina lived a life full of laughter and joy. She was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nana. Anyone who knew her could speak of her infectious smile and lively personality. She was a mother to many more than just her children, and a friend to all.
Nina is survived by her 4 children (Renee, Shawn, Jenna, and Nina), 6 grandchildren (Conner, Cayden, Cheyenne, Jocelyn, Rory, and Malia), mother (B. Nina), and 5 brothers and sisters (Teddy, Todd, Torey, Tegan, and Trista). She left her mark on every one of our hearts, that no one can deny. Her presence is
irreplaceable, and she will be greatly missed.
As we say goodbye to Nina, let us remember her with smiles and gratitude for the life she lived, the connections she forged, and the joy she brought into the world. In her honor, may we all strive to cultivate gardens of love, to turn the pages of life with curiosity, and to extend a hand of friendship to all who cross our paths.
In lieu of flowers the family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to your favorite charity or use the money to celebrate an afternoon in nature with your loved ones. Nina loved gardening and would be honored to see others enjoy the world’s natural beauty surrounded by their family. Plant a garden of wildflowers so you can be reminded of her wild spirit and radiant character.
DOŇA ANA Julia Hernandez-Lopez September 18, 1924 - August 15, 2023
On August 15th, 2023 Doña Ana Julia Hernandez Lopez passed away at the age of 98.
Doňa Julia was born on September 18th, 1924 in San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras. She had 6 children with Don justiniano M. Hernandez, a native of the Lenca’s Tribes of Intibuca, Honduras. They enjoyed 45 years together until his death in 1985.
Her parents Don Nicolas Hernandez and Doña Juanita Lopez de Hernandez migrated from Spain to Honduras in the early 1900’s and settled in the region of Copan. A highlight in her life is that she also migrated from Honduras to the United States in 1988 and lived in Florida for the rest of her life.
We have lovely memories from Doňa Julia and many teachings to share with all of her descendants of five generations. She had determination and perseverance, which gave her the strength to raise her children with grace. Her prayers, guidance and strong will, as well as her kindness and patience, were fundamental in her life. We will never forget her platinum smile. She was very beautiful and very strong!
Doňa Julia is survived by five of her children: Martha Elena, Julio Cesar, Justiniano, Rigoberto and Aracelly, and their descendants:
21 great grandchildren
4 great great grandchildren.
Doña Julia lost her first daughter Rosa Vilma Hernandez in 2013.
Mama will be so missed by her family and friends.
A private farewell for Doña Julia will be held at her residence in Palm City, Florida, on Friday, August 25th, 2023.
Catherine A Beattie JUNE 8, 1937 – AUGUST 13, 2023
Catherine “Polly” Beattie Polly was born on June 8, 1937, in Salinas Kansas
She married Charles (Chuck/Todd) A Beattie on May 10, 1958. They were married almost 50 years when Chuck passed away in 2008. Polly was predeceased by sons Craig and Todd. From Salinas – she moved to Alden and Buffalo NY before moving to Hollywood, FL and then onto Vero Beach, FL
She began her career in Vero Beach working at Woolworths. She worked for many years at several Publix locations in Vero Beach in different departments but especially loved her time in the floral department working with flowers and designing floral arrangements.
Polly was an avid tennis player and loved to play doubles. She rarely missed watching Wimbledon and other major tennis tournaments and enjoyed watching PGA tournaments.
She had fun playing Bingo and won frequently but found pleasure in assisting others by pointing out missed #’s on their bingo cards.
After retirement she volunteered in the front office of Calvary Chapel Vero Beach and later served joyfully in the children’s ministry. Polly shared her lovely soprano voice honoring her Lord and Savor through song and worship in the CCVB choir.
Polly will be missed by relatives, friends, and her Calvary Chapel church family.
Polly requested in lieu of flowers your consideration of a memorial donation to:
Called Higher Youth Ministry (https://www.calledhigheradventures.com)
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycock-hillcrest.com for the Beattie family.
Thomas Bruce Murphy - JUNE 7, 1947 – AUGUST 12, 2023
Thomas Bruce Murphy - JUNE 7, 1947 – AUGUST 12, 2023 Sgt. Thomas B. Murphy (a.k.a Mad-Dawg), 76, of Port St. Lucie, FL passed away on August 12, 2023.
Thomas Murphy was a loving husband, father, Papa/Papa-G, & loyal friend. He was born June 7, 1947, in Toledo, OH. He was the son of the late Leonard & Clara (Riser) Murphy. Preceding him were his children Lindsey & Bryan Murphy. Sgt. Murphy had a 23-year career as a policeman, detective, Internal Affairs, SWAT/Fugitive Task Force, worked with the Missing/Exploited Children’s Organization and retired in 2012. Little known fact: He bodyguarded John Walsh (America’s Most Wanted Host) and family on 3 occasions.
Sgt. Murphy is survived by his Wife of 38 years Vivian Murphy, Brother: Gene (Pam) Murphy, Daughters: Angelique (Joe) Craft, Amanda Blake, & Brooke (Sheldon) Harris, Sons: Jeffery (Jennifer) Murphy & Bradley (Shelley) Canterbury, Granddaughters: Lexus (Alex) Pepin, Rianna, Chynna, Cristina, Alanah, Aubrey & Alyssa, Grandsons: Zacharius (Tata) Pastrana, Trenton (Meriah) Flakes, Dontavius, Gaige, Ryely, Alexander, Dominic, Donavin, Davin, & Daxton, Great Granddaughters: Layla & Zeriah, Great Grandsons: Tayvion & Amari.
He will never be forgotten!!
Jacqueline Jean Archibald PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 11, 2023
Jacqueline J Archibald, 75, of Fort Pierce, Florida, passed away on August 11, 2023. She was survived by her husband of 54 years, John L Archibald of Fort Pierce, Florida, and daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and John Primeau of Weston, Florida.
In Jacqueline’s earlier days, not only was she a loving and devoted wife and mother, but she was also a caring, loving, supportive, and deeply religious daughter and sister for her parents and brother, all predeceased.
Jacqueline led an exemplary life. With her commitment to humankind and making a difference in so many lives, it wasn’t any wonder that she chose a career in nursing where she helped many people. Years later, as a senior medical secretary, she used her medical knowledge and background to assist multiple physicians.
Jacqueline enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was a fantastic cook and enjoyed preparing meals, especially for special occasions, holidays and community group functions.
Jacqueline will be deeply missed. Knowing her beautiful heart and soul was a true honor.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Treasure Coast Hospice in memory of Jacqueline would be dearly appreciated.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycock-hillcrest.com for the Archibald family.
Jeffrey Michael Moreau JUNE 27, 1958 – AUGUST 11, 2023
It is with a heavy heart that we are announce that Jeffrey M Moreau has passed away in a motor vehicle accident. Jeffrey was born in Heidelberg, Germany, on June 27, 1958, while his father was stationed there. At the age of one, they moved back to Massachusetts, where he lived until he was 30 years old. He then moved to Lake Worth Florida, where he created many friendships. He had a passion for building, which was inspired by his grandfather Armand Yelle. This led him to have a successful business in Massachusetts for almost 10 years. Once he moved to Florida he continued being successful in the trade. In 2008 he married Patricia Timbko. Although the marriage did not last, their friendship and love for each other did not end. Jeffrey’s passions in life were scuba diving, fishing, and cooking amazing food for friends and family. Jeffrey was pre-deceased by his mother Charlotte A Moreau (Yelle), his father, Bradford J Moreau (who passed 6/26/2023). He leaves his sister, Pamela a Winslow (John) of Foxborough, Massachusetts. his brother, Bradford J Moreau II (Cecilia) of Huntington, Massachusetts, his nieces and nephews Olivia, Jack, Alyssa, Bradford III, and Ella. His two cousins Edward, and Laurie Welch. Jeffrey had an amazing circle of close friends. A special heartfelt Thank you to Kim and Steve Scott.
Joyce Kathleen Anatra - MARCH 17, 1943 – AUGUST 11, 2023
Joyce Kathleen Anatra - MARCH 17, 1943 – AUGUST 11, 2023 Port St. Lucie, FL - Joyce K. (Loughlin) Anatra, 80, a Florida resident for the last 18 years, passed away Friday, August 11, 2023, in her home surrounded by her family and loved ones. Born in Queens, New York, the daughter of the late William and Mae Loughlin, she was educated and graduated from Hicksville High School. A longtime resident of Long Island, NY, Joyce was a caring homemaker and local business owner. From owning pizzerias and bars to years as a pharmacy tech, Joyce wore many hats in her professional career alongside her beloved husband of 61 years. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Joyce nurtured relationships with loved ones and brought beauty to her surroundings. These loving attributes manifested in maintaining beautiful garden scenes and teaching the art of preparing home-cooked meals second to none.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Luigi Anatra, her daughter and son-in-law Marie and John Machesko of Port St. Lucie, FL, and son and daughter-in-law Joseph and Kristin Anatra of Long Island, NY; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother William, sisters Carol, Beverly and Audrey, and her sons Louis and Thomas.
A Visitation for Joyce will take place on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM followed by a Funeral Service from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycocktradition.com for the Anatra family.
Angelina Gibney July 26, 1944 - August 8, 2023
Angelina Gibney, 79, died August 8, 2023, at home in Cocoa Beach. She was born in Queens, New York, and lived in Cocoa Beach for 19 years, coming from Ft. Lauderdale.
Before retiring, she was a high school educator of 33 years in Hillsborough and Broward Counties. She received her Bachelor of Business Education from the University of South Florida and her Master of Education from Florida Atlantic University. She was involved with the Future Business Leaders of America with many winners at all levels. She enjoyed travelling, having visited every state and over 40 countries.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, James Gibney, Jr. of Cocoa Beach; daughter, Marie-Annette Inglis of Hoboken; son, James Gibney, III of Stuart; and four granddaughters. She was preceded in death by brother Richard Santangelo; sisters, Nancy Palmeri and Michelina Perez.
SERVICES: Visitation will be from 1 to 3 pm August 17th at Martin Funeral Home in Stuart, 961 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL. Grave Site Funeral Procession and Committal Service will be celebrated at South Florida National Cemetery on August 18th at 12 pm in Lake Worth.
Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting www.Martin-Funeral.com
Melinda Gayle St. Marie - AUGUST 8, 1950 – AUGUST 8, 2023
Melinda Gayle St. Marie - AUGUST 8, 1950 – AUGUST 8, 2023 Melinda Gayle (McCown) St. Marie, August 8, 1950 – August 8, 2023. Linda (Katrina, LindieWindie), 73, of Port St. Lucie, FL passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, surrounded by her family and close friends. She was born on August 8, 1950 (no that’s not a typo, she left this earth the same day she graced us with her presence) in Ashland, KY. She was the daughter of the late Thomas McCown and Kathleen McCown Chaney from Raceland, KY.
Linda is survived by her loving son Michael Blevins, of Port St. Lucie, FL; a granddaughter, IsaBella Blevins of Dallas, TX; three siblings, Darrell (Tammy) McCown, of Keller, TX; Pam (Gary) Shockey, of Ashland, KY; and Kristie McCown Daniel, of Lexington, KY. She also is survived by nieces, Leigh Ann (Mike) Perdue, Dedra (Michael) Bass, Mandy Jo Shockey, Katelyn (Jamie) Flynn, and several great nieces and great nephews.
A short time after graduating from Raceland High School in 1968, Linda headed south to West Palm Beach, FL, which became home for 47+ years. She worked hard, holding three jobs at times to make ends meet. She was currently working as the Office Manager for Palm Beach Refrigeration in West Palm Beach, FL. I’m sure we all know she ran the place!
Linda is the most beautiful mother, loyal sister, and friend, and had a heart of gold. In her mind, she was an accomplished singer (IYKYK) for those of us who had the pleasure of attending. She was a fantastic cook and loved to host get-togethers. At times she would help with local charities and host meals at her home for those less fortunate. She loved traveling and couldn't get enough of the beach and Disney. She loved the arts and crafts fairs and festivals, finding new local restaurants, going to the Keys, and of course, her famous "White Russians." She also enjoyed decorating and shopping and let us not forget her passion for anything related to Hallmark movies, all four Hallmark channels. She had a green thumb and loved doing anything in the yard. Every day with her was an adventure!
Linda was immensely proud of her family and her love for all will last a lifetime. She will be deeply missed by all that had the opportunity to know her.
For those in the Florida area, there will be a Celebration of Life held on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 12:00 pm at the Aycock at Tradition, 12571 Tradition Pkwy, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987. There will also be a Celebration of Life held in Raceland, KY (details to be finalized and published at a later date).
Janet C Pearson - NOVEMBER 15, 1934 – AUGUST 7, 2023
Janet C Pearson - NOVEMBER 15, 1934 – AUGUST 7, 2023 Janet C. Pearson (Hanson) born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 15, 1934, died on August 7, 2023, in Port St. Lucie, Florida, at the age of 88. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her children and their spouses. She was the matriarch of a large family who loved her deeply.
Janet was born a miracle baby weighing only three pounds and was one of the first babies to survive a premature birth thanks to incubators. She was raised on the South Side of Chicago by her parents Al and Amy Hanson with her two sisters, Joan and Doris, and her two brothers, Jimmy and Mike. She married Dale Pearson (1932-2001) in 1955 and was the loving mother of four children, Richard Alan Pearson (Erma), Norman Dale Pearson (Grace), Carol Ann Graham (Neil), and Warren Glen Pearson (Kilree). She raised her family in the suburbs of Chicago, Louisville, and Pompano Beach. She and Dale enjoyed boating on the Ohio River, and the east coast of Florida where many great memories in her life occurred with her family. Janet graduated from nursing school at the age of 56 because she had a thirst for knowledge and found joy and satisfaction in helping others. Later in life she volunteered at Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale.
Janet was selfless in her devotion to her family and was always the focal point at family gatherings. She would do anything she could for her loved ones. She was kind and generous, always ready to listen, and very good at telling stories of her own, too. She enjoyed sharing the family's history and loved to tell stories of her childhood and meeting her husband Dale at a Walgreens soda fountain.
She is the beloved grandmother of 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and she was proud of each of them.
Services will be held at Aycock Funeral Home at Tradition, 12571 Traditions Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987 on Thursday August 10, from 4pm-8pm. A graveside service will be held in New Lenox, Illinois, at Maplewood Cemetery tentatively scheduled for Sunday August 13, where Janet will be laid to rest alongside her loving husband Dale.
She will live on lovingly in our hearts always and forever.
Maria Sonia Randall FEBRUARY 16, 1943 – AUGUST 7, 2023
Maria Sonia Randall, age 80, of Bonne Terre, Missouri passed away on Monday, August 7, 2023.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycock-hillcrest.com for the Randall family.
Stanford "Stan" Lee Zimmerman - MAY 25, 1937 – AUGUST 7, 2023
Stanford "Stan" Lee Zimmerman - MAY 25, 1937 – AUGUST 7, 2023 Beloved husband of Sally Zimmerman; dear father of Bradley Zimmerman and the late Marci Joy Zimmerman; dear grandfather of Parker and Ella Zimmerman; surrogate father of Jacquelyn Cornell; brother of Carol Goldsmith (Steve); brother-in-law of Sondra Baron; dear uncle, cousin, and friend to many.
Stan was involved with numerous organizations throughout the years. He was a board member of The Machinery Dealers National Association in Washington, DC and a board member of Support Dogs (now Duo Dogs).
Stan loved automobiles. He took great pride in the cars he drove. They were beautiful and in pristine condition at all times.
Stan was a kind, loving and generous man and will be missed by all who knew him.
A private graveside service was held.
Memorial contributions are appreciated to American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 16100 Chesterfield Parkway, 63017; the Alzheimer’s Association, 9370 Olive Boulevard, 63132; Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital, 11365 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, 63043; or the charity of your choice.
Daniel H Klipstine AUGUST 10, 1943 – AUGUST 7, 2023
Daniel H Klipstine, age 79, of Fort Pierce, Florida passed away on Monday, August 7, 2023.
Daniel H. Klipstine passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, August 7, 2023.He was born on August 10, 1943 to Leon and Evelyn Klipstine in Fort Pierce, Florida, where he resided most of his life.
Danny graduated from Dan McCarty High School in 1963. His passion for agriculture began young as a member of FFA in high school. Throughout his career, he managed various packing houses throughout Indian River and St. Lucie counties. In 2016, he retired from Packers of Indian River after many years in the industry.
Danny loved the outdoors- spending time fishing and camping with family and friends were some of his favorite pastimes.
He is survived by Maria Miranda, his sister, Betty Rizzotto, and 5 children: Patrica Geis, Dena Pinner (Troy), Richard Klipstine (Maria), Gerrit Klipstine (Erica), Aaron Klipstine (Elizabeth) and step-children Maria Luna (Jesus) and Fernando Mendoza.
He was also blessed with many grandchildren: Erica Millan (Frank), Andrea Geis, Samantha Geis, Austin Pinner, Colton Pinner, Richard Klipstine, Andrew Klipstine, Madison Klipstine, Caitlin Klipstine, Dakota Klipstine, Joseph Klipstine, Taylor Klipstine, Alysandra Luna, Zadrian Luna, Zaylee Luna, Ayden Mendoza, Jacob Mendoza, Dylan Mendoza and Caleb Mendoza.
Danny is predeceased by his parents Leon and Evelyn Klipstine and brother Leon Klipstine, Jr.
A mass of Christian Burial celebrating Danny’s life will be held at St. Helen Catholic Church in Vero Beach on Friday, August 18th at 10am. Interment will immediately follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Ft. Pierce with a reception at Aycock Funeral Home.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycock-hillcrest.com for the Klipstine family.
Wendy Lynn Chadwick - AUGUST 28, 1954 – AUGUST 6, 2023
Wendy Lynn Chadwick - AUGUST 28, 1954 – AUGUST 6, 2023 It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce that Wendy Lynn Chadwick (Morissette) of Hobe Sound, FL passed away on August 6, 2023 after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. She was born in 1954 in NC. She grew up in Brattleboro, VT, graduating from Brattleboro Union High School and later earning an Associates degree from the University of New Hampshire. She worked in the restaurant industry for 30 years before expanding her skills and sharing her talents to work for Riverwood’s retirement community where she was a beloved Concierge. She shared her effervescent personality and positive attitude with the elderly residents every day. Wendy excelled at connecting with people wherever she worked.
Wendy loved the water. She lived within minutes of the coast for most of her adult life, including NH, CA, SC, and FL. She loved to travel by boat and took many cruises large & small with family members during her life.
Wendy was an extrovert who recharged by being with others, and could light up a room with her vivacious, friendly personality. She loved to entertain friends and family and was always up for a game of cards.
In 1993 she married Phil Chadwick, the love of her life. She doted on her three nephews so much that many in the family simply referred to her as “Auntie”.
Wendy is survived by her loving husband Phil, his brother Kenneth and her niece Elisha, mother Elsa, sisters Roxanne, Mikell, and Tara, and nephews Max, Nate, and Calvin and brother in law Bryan Archibald. No funeral service will be held.
Our family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Jupiter Medical Center and Anderson Cancer Center for their care and support.
Maryan P. Filipkowski - SEPTEMBER 28, 1929 – AUGUST 5, 2023
Maryan P. Filipkowski - SEPTEMBER 28, 1929 – AUGUST 5, 2023 Mary P. Filipkowski, 93, formerly of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida passed away at Cleveland Clinic North in Stuart on August 5, 2023. She was born and raised in Erie, PA, daughter of the late Stanley and Emelia Pietrzak, and lived in Palm Beach Gardens for over 50 years. Prior to retirement, she was a medical executive secretary. She was an avid reader and most enjoyed spending time with family.
Mrs. Filipkowski was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Edward, and her son Paul. She is survived by four children: Thomas Filipkowski of Port Saint Lucie, FL, Edward (wife Susan) Filipkowski of Fernandina Beach, FL, Michael Filipkowski of Palm City, FL, and Ann (husband Robert) Borden of Loxahatchee, FL. She is survived by eight grandchildren: Daniel, Ashley Heather, Bert, Alysha, Ryan, Eric, and Brooke, twelve great grandchildren: Ayden, Grayce, Angelina, Peyton, Quinn, Athena, Blair, Brandt, Taylor, Tucker, Nico, and Grayson, and many wonderful family and friends.
The burial service will be private for family only. A celebration of life for Mary Filipkowski will be held at the Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center, 5110 117th Ct N in Palm Beach Gardens, on Sunday, September 10 from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm. Those who wish to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations in memory of Mrs. Filipkowski to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Nashville, TN.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycockportstlucie.com for the Filipkowski family.
Janet Elizabeth Rhodes - APRIL 25, 1927 – AUGUST 5, 2023
Janet Elizabeth Rhodes - APRIL 25, 1927 – AUGUST 5, 2023 Janet Rhodes, age 96, of Stuart, Florida passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday August 5, 2023.
She moved to Florida in 1991 from New Jersey. She was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She is the daughter of late William and Ruth Rabe. Prior to her retirement, she was a bank teller and loved her work.
Mrs. Rhodes was predeceased by her husband Howard Rhodes who was a retired Army Major. She is survived by her two children; Richard “Rick” Smith (Debbie) of Mainville, Ohio and Barbara Shepanski (Jeffrey) of Ocean Breeze, Florida. Three grandchildren; Michael Smith of San Diego, California, David Shepanski (Jelyn) of Manila, Philippines and Amanda DeMartino of Manahawkin, New Jersey. Three great grandchildren; Katelyn Jade Shepanski of Manila, Philippines, Dante DeMartino of Manahawkin, New Jersey and Elizabeth Amber of Manila, Philippines.
After attending Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio where she was proud to say Paul Newman graduated from there, she attended two years at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She majored in Art which she was very good at. She was a member of the Eastern Star of New Jersey, Tuckerton Chapel #54 for over 50 years.
Janet loved cats, and she adopted many from the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. She donated her time there as well. Her birds were very special to her and she loved to feed them, her favorite were Pelicans. She went on many cruises and loved the Caribbean. She had a love for the beach and lighthouses. Janet had beautiful gardens and loved her roses, she lived life to the fullest. Rest in Peace.
A Celebration of Life for Janet will be held at 3:00 pm, August 15, 2023 at Aycock Funeral Home, 6801 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, Florida 34997.
Those who wish to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations in memory of Mrs. Janet Rhodes to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Avenue, Palm City, FL 34990.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.youngandprill.com for the Rhodes family.
Victoria Gundin Paulson - AUGUST 27, 1943 – AUGUST 5, 2023
Victoria Gundin Paulson - AUGUST 27, 1943 – AUGUST 5, 2023 Victoria Gundin Paulson, age 79 passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2023.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawnsouth.com for the Paulson family.