In Memory: Oct. 3-5

Elizabeth Beeman Curtis, 83, Vero Beach

Elizabeth Beeman Curtis, 83, of Vero Beach, passed away at Cleveland Clinic Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Betty was born on April 18, 1937, in Derby, Ct., to the late Harold J. and Elizabeth A. Beeman.

Betty was married to the late Howard L. Curtis for 37 years.

She is survived by her sister Mary Jane (M.J.) Anderson of Sebastian, Florida.

Betty worked for the telephone company in Connecticut for several years before retiring.  She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach, Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Vero Beach, Florida. Interment will be at Whitneyville Cemetery in Camden, Connecticut.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association.


Marcelle E. Giorgio, 61, Vero Beach

Marcelle E. Giorgio, 61, of Vero Beach, passed away Sept. 28, 2020. She was born in Orlando and moved to Vero Beach in 1985.

For 20 years, Marcelle was the co-owner of All Purpose Cleaning, Vero Beach.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth R. Giorgio; children, Alexa DeLisle, Zachary Votaw, Kenny Giorgio, Kayla Giorgio, and Kasey Giorgio; daughter-in-law, Marly Giorgio; sisters, Robin Robinson, Rhonda Robinson, and Cindy Dillard; and seven grandchildren.

Marcelle was predeceased by her son, Erric Munn and her mother, Lenore Hinnant.


Mary Frances Taylor, 76, Vero Beach

Mary Frances Taylor, 76, of Vero Beach, passes away on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, after an extended hospital stay for the treatment of  pneumonia.

A Kentucky native, Mary Frances traveled the world with her husband  while he served in the military. She had a successful career as an allergy  tech in Northern Virginia before moving to Vero Beach in 2014 where  she became a well-known and well-loved member of her local community.

It was during her time in Vero Beach that Mary Frances found her  paradise and blossomed as an artist. Completely self-taught and with no  formal training, she painted one watercolor masterpiece after another.

It was her pencil drawings of family pets that amazed and captured the  attention of her family and friends. Her drawings revealed the eyes of a  true artist, and she quickly developed a lengthy list of clients asking for  her drawings.

Mary Frances led a Christian life founded on love and faith and was a  woman of charm, grace, and elegance. She experienced several family  tragedies in her youth, but never let them jade her spirit or prevent her from becoming a better person. Her family grieves in her loss, but are  thankful for the years spent together.

Mary Frances is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Jim, her  daughter Angela and husband Richard, and grandson Ryan and her  beloved dog Gracie. She is preceded in death by her daughter Marilyn.

A private home service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at  1pm to celebrate a life filled with love, joy, and caring. In lieu of flowers,  the family asks that donations be made to help fight against Rheumatoid  Arthritis, at

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