In Memory: Feb. 8-10

Kimberlee Ann Burnley, 47, Vero Beach

Kimberlee Ann Burnley, 47, passed away Feb. 3, 2020, at VNA Hospice House, Vero Beach. She was born in East Stroudsburg, Pa.

She relocated to Vero Beach 25 years ago.

At her request, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Hospice House, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.


Pauline G. Chaison, 77, Sebastian

Pauline “Polly” G. Chaison (nee O’Brien), 77, of Sebastian, passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2020, after a brief illness. Polly was born April 1, 1942, in Bangor, Maine.

She attended John Bapst High School in Bangor.

She married Paul soon after graduation and the pair was married for 56 years until Paul’s death in 2016.

IBM moved her to many places and she met many friends.

She and Paul retired permanently in Sebastian after moving from Boca Raton.

Her passions included painting, family, friends and volunteering. Polly and her faithful guide dog, Rita, were well known wherever they went. Together they were active with the CCW group of St. Sebastian Church, the Sebastian Lions, and taught cane mobility in the low vision group.

She had a love of family and friends like no other.

Polly was preceded in death by her parents, Richard O’Brien (Anne); husband, Paul; son-in-law, Scott; and infant granddaughter, Jennifer.

Surviving Polly are her four children, Kristen Sieck, of Sebastian, Katie Buck (Ed), of Pompano, Fla., Richard Chaison (Carmen), of Margate, Fla., and Joseph Chaison (Erin), of Tequesta, Fla.; and her faithful guide dog, Rita; her sister, Christine Greer (John), of Brewer, Maine; two brothers, Richard O’Brien, of Haverhill, Mass., and Michael O’Brien (Joanie), of Sebastian; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on March 14, at 1 p.m., at Saint Sebastian Church.

A special thanks goes out to all her family, acquaintances, and friends who were her lifeline to allow her enjoy life to the fullest.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, or the Sebastian Lions Club, PO Box 780411, Sebastian, FL 32958.


John S. Lacenere II, 88, Sebastian

John S. Lacenere II, 88, of Sebastian, died Feb. 5, 2020, at Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian. He was born in Middletown, N.Y., and lived in Sebastian, coming from Middletown in 1992.

John was a US Air Force veteran and retired as a substation manager for Orange and Rockland utilities after many years.

He was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and American Legion Post 189. He was named Sebastian Man of the Year for his volunteer efforts.

John worked for the Sebastian Police Volunteers for 15 years, most of which he headed the organization and retired in 2019.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Lorraine Lacenere; sons, John S. Lacenere (Bonnie), of Middletown, and Miko Cook (Patsy), of Sedona, Ariz.; daughters, Lorrie Banks (Randy), of Godefroy, N.Y., and Belinda Freeman, of Roundo, S. Ca.; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joseph Lacenere.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Joanie Golding; and grandson, Douglas Lacenere.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sebastian Volunteer Police Association or Indian River County Sheriff’s Association.

Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, at Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, with a Prayer Service held at 6 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Arnold Goodman of St. Sebastian Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church with Father John Morrissey, celebrant. Interment will be in Sebastian Cemetery on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m.

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