In Memoriam: June 15

Dennis Kieran Flynn, 36, of Vero Beach

Dennis Kieran Flynn, 36, of Vero Beach, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018. He was born in Weymouth, Mass., and moved to Vero Beach 25 years ago.

Dennis had many loves, his ’80s music, movies, cars of all different types, and he enjoyed cooking and eating his tacos and sweets.

Dennis had a huge heart and dearly loved his family and friends. Dennis will be horribly missed!

Survivors include his parents, Joseph and Kathleen Flynn; his seven brothers, James Flynn, Shaun Flynn, Matthew Flynn, Brian Flynn, Joey Czernis, Joseph Flynn, Daniel Flynn; his two sisters, Kelley (Peter) Vallee, Kathleen Flynn, and Jenilee (Jerry) Ford, and her mother, Margie Ford; his nephews, Christopher Flynn, Shane Tieney, and Tyler Sweet; his nieces, Catherine Vallee and Taryn Flynn, and Haille Flynn; his Aunt Maryann (Tim) Tierney; cousins, Colleen MacDonald, Meghan Kelley, Tommy Kelley, and beloved pet, Sassy Flynn.

He was predeceased by Auntie Betty Cheverie; grandparents, Thomas and Velma Kelley, and Joe and Margaret Flynn; Uncle Big Jim Kelley; and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Ralph J. Giordano, 70, Sebastian

Ralph J. Giordano, 70, of Sebastian, and formerly of Juno Beach, Fla., passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Kindred Hospital in Melbourne, Fla. Ralph was born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.

He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and had been an Operating Engineer for the City of New York prior to his retirement.

Ralph was of the Catholic faith and a member of the Friends of Jupiter Beach.  His family also remembers him as one who loved animals.

Survivors include his sister, Carol (Mitchel) Freeman; brothers, Vincent (Ellyn) Giordano, Jr., and Paul (Patricia) Giordano; aunt and godmother, Laura D’Avanzo; all of Sebastian; and seven nieces and nephews and three grandnephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Mary Giordano.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Jupiter Beach, P. O. Box 791, Jupiter, Florida 33468-0791.

The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m., Thursday June 21, at the Strunk Funeral Home in Sebastian with a prayer service beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the Sebastian Area Veterans’ Honor Guard providing military honors.

Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Sebastian.


Rita Despres Murdocca, 84, Vero Beach

Rita Despres Murdocca, 84, of Vero Beach, was called home to our Lord on Sunday, June 3, 2018. She was born in Meriden, Conn., to Laurence and Marie Laurendeau Despres.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Murdocca; sons, David and Donald Murdocca; and sister, Gloria Despres.

She is survived by daughters, Cynthia Murdocca and Christy Sharpe; son-in-law, Todd Sharpe; daughter-in-law, Marlene Murdocca; sister, Claire Crumb; brother-in-law, Phillip Crumb; five grandchildren and four great-granddaughters.

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, June 22, at 1 p.m. at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach.


Vanessa Wilson Williams, 65, Vero Beach

Vanessa Wilson Williams, 65, of Vero Beach, passed away on June 11, 2018, after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. She was born April 19, 1953.

She is survived by two sons, John R Williams III and Brandon K. Williams; her sisters, Cathy Biondo and Sharon Seith; her brother, Kenneth Wilson; and her partner and companion, Jose Ramon Guzman.

No funeral per her request.

Family will advise her memorial service at a later date.

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