In Memory: March 21

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Anthony R. Wysocki, 88, Vero Beach

May 24, 1934 – March 18, 2023

Anthony R. Wysocki, 88, of Vero Beach Florida, died on Saturday March 18,2023. He was born to the late Anthony J. and Viola Wysocki on May 24,1934 and grew up in South Deerfield Massachusetts. He graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1953 and received a BA in Business
Administration from the University of Massachusetts in 1957.

He married Genevieve Miffitt in 1961 and they lived in Chicopee MA. They later retired and moved to Vero Beach Florida in 1987. Tony was an avid golfer, enjoyed taking cruises and loved Polka music and dancing.

Tony is survived by his wife Genevieve and children, Jonathan of Fairfax VA and David of Boston MA.

A Graveside Service will be held at Crestlawn Cemetery at 2:30pm on Wednesday March 22.

In Lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made out to Deerfield Academy of Deerfield MA at PO Box 306 Deerfield MA 01342.

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Mary Jean Lane, 98, Vero Beach

December 7, 1924 – March 18, 2023

Mary Jean Lane, 98, of Vero Beach, Florida passed from this life on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

Jean was born December 7, 1924 in Cincinnati. She met and married her surviving husband of 78 years Frank (101) there and  raised their children Gary “Rocky” Sr. (Kathy) Cincinnati, Tim(Betsy) Columbus, OH, and Michelle(Tamara Ostling) Milwaukee, WI. Jean was a successful business women in her own right working until her retirement from Winegardner-Hammons.  Moving to Vero Beach in the early 2000’s to the Vista Plantation community where she had the honor and joy of being a strong member of the HOA board.

She is survived by her 3 children (as above), 5 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Gary Lane, Jr.(Twilla) of Cincinnati , Ohio; Shawn Wampler(Nikki) parents of Kendall and Logan of Nocatee, Florida; Clayton Wampler of Colorado; Anna Rigano(Chris) parents of Samantha and Andrew of Marysville, Ohio; and Jeffrey Lane (Lauren) of Cincinnati.

Jean was proceeded in death by her parents father  Joseph and mother Emma; brother Charles;  and sister Lillian Knust Durham.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Helen Catholic Church 2000 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960 on Thursday March 23 at 12pm. There is no planned visitation. There will be a private interment at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to either of these charities. VNA Hospice at 901 37th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960, The VNA Hospice services and assistance ensured Jean’s comfort and peace until her passing. Alternatively, contributions  to St Helen Catcholic Church of Vero Beach, 2000 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960

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Rodney O. Benson, 85, Fort Pierce

December 4, 1937 – February 26, 2023

Rodney O. Benson, 85 of Fort Pierce, Florida died peacefully while sleeping on Sunday, February 26, 2023.

Rodney was born to the late Charles O. Benson and Margaret (Green) Benson on December 4, 1937, in Columbus Ohio.

Rodney married Betty L. Williams on July 17, 1963. They lived in Grove City Ohio until May of 1999 and then moved to Fort Pierce, Florida.

Rodney was a dental technician, dental technician supervisor, and owner of Capital Dental Lab. He began his career in Dental Labs while in Columbus, Ohio before landing at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry where he retired in 1997.

Rodney loved family, friends and his fury dog mates. He enjoyed American history, especially the Civil War and Confederate Army. Many summer vacations were spent hiking through Civil War battlefields as Rodney would describe in detail the battles, their causes and the lives lost in each. Rodney also enjoyed archery, hunting, fishing, camping, boating and golf. He always included family in these activities and made amazing friendships while golfing with the Spanish Lakes Fairways Golf Club.

He had a great sense of humor and was always a pleasure to be around. Rodney was baptized according to the Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in September of 1955. Before his passing he attended The Crossings Community Church in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Rodney is survived by this loving wife Betty of 60 years, his three children Valinda Mook (late Richard Mook) of Port Orange, Florida, Michael Benson of Fort Pierce, Florida and Anthony Benson of Fort Mill, South Carolina.

He is also survived by 7 grandchildren of which two sets are twins, 5 great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Rodney was deeply loved and will be missed by many. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023 from 2-4 pm at the Spanish Lakes Fairways Club house.

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Fabiola (Fay) Bolduc Dann, 98

December 22, 1924 – January 13, 2023

Fabiola (Fay) Bolduc Dann, 98 years old, went home to Heaven on January 13, 2023.
Let me tell you about my mom.
Fabiola Bolduc Dann was the loving daughter of the late Edward and Maria (Brousseau) Guertin. Fay was married to Jerry Bolduc from 1944 until his death in 1985. They shared two daughters, Susan Improta (1946-2021) and Claire DiFazio. She considered her dear niece Elaine Newman as her other daughter. Elaine loved buying her beautiful Christmas gifts.
Fay’s son-in-laws late Guido & Albert were like sons to Fay. She had a special place in her heart for her Godson nephew Harry Bosma.
Mom was very close to all her grandchildren; they called her “Memere Dann”. Her grandchildren are: Guy (Deb), Dina (Frank), Christopher (Lisa), AJ (Diana), and Alisha Fay (Joshua); her great-grandchildren: Brianna (Douglas), Julia, Fay, Frank, Marissa, Ryan, Jaden, Jesse, and Adrianna Claire; and her great-great grandbaby Cameron. Fay had five siblings who pre-deceased her: Bill, Beatrice, Doris, Al, and Irene.
She loved and had so much fun with her Bolduc family especially at the beach. Fay enjoyed Sundays with her sister-in-law and sidekick Doris. They held each others arm while shopping and laughed all afternoon.
Fay wondered why she was still here on earth at 98 years old. She was ready for the Lord to come and get her as she would say. Mom was blessed with great health her entire life. She shared a hair salon with her precious sister Beatrice during the 1960’s and 70’s; it was Michele’s Beauty Salon.
Mom married Harvey Dann in Florida in 1988. They shared 22 wonderful years together until his death in 2010. They loved to travel and enjoyed fishing in their boat.
Harvey’s loving daughter Patricia Dann Battersby was an amazing and loving stepdaughter to Fay. Pat would drive for hours just to take mom to the airport or just a visit to check on her.
Fay had 2 loving step-granddaughters Shawna and Alice.
Mom lived independently in her Florida home until the end with her daughter Claire and Albert living just houses away. She enjoyed playing bingo and playing gin. Albert would say she might be 98 but she beats me playing cards.
My mom was known for her “ladylike ways”, her beauty and generosity and sense of style. She dressed fashionably never without her makeup and jewelry daily. She also made a mean French meat pie. She is without a doubt in Jesus’ arms not because of good behavior or works but because she knew Jesus as her loving Savior. Mom asked the Lord to take her home while napping in her recliner and He did with her dog Gucci by her side and a cup of tea! She is home. My heart is happy for her but I will miss my wonderful mom. A mother’s love is precious.
She was loved by many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.
Mom’s life will be celebrated with a Catholic Mass in Rhode Island in April 2023 at a date to be announced.
Arrangements are through Seawinds Funeral Home in Sebastian, Florida.

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Sharon L. Burke (nee Vastola), 80, Barefoot Bay

April 10, 1942 – March 3, 2023

Sharon L. Burke (nee Vastola), of Barefoot Bay, FL entered into rest on March 3rd, 2023. Loving wife to Michael W. Burke for 63 years. Devoted mother to her late son Michael Anthony (Robyn) Burke, and surviving children Patrick (Rebecca) Burke, daughter Renee (David) Mahoney, and son Christopher Burke. Cherished grandmother to Brendan Mahoney, Michael Norman Burke, Julia Burke, Bailey Burke, and great granddaughter Lilith Mahoney. Dear sister-in-law to Maureen (Charles) Kurz. Beloved by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Predeceased by her sister Carol Petricca, and her parents Henry and Antoinette Vastola.

Born in Buffalo, NY. Graduated from Baker Victory H.S. and attended Villa Maria College. Retired teacher, in 1987, from Queen of Heaven Catholic School in West Seneca, NY. Went on to build a second career with the Indian River County Sheriff’s office and retired in 2007.

Parishioner at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Sebastian, FL (13075 US-1, Sebastian, FL 32958) is where a funeral mass will be held on Friday, April 21st at 11:00 AM in celebration of her life.

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Deborah Lee Schneider, 72

May 28, 1950 – March 5, 2023

Deborah Lee Schneider, 72, passed away on March 5th 2023 in Sebastian, Florida.

Born on May 28th 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of Byron Hohrein Jr and Evelyn (Larrimer) Hohrein. She graduated from Bladensburg High School in 1968. Deborah was employed at Anne Arundel County Public Library in Annapolis, Maryland and also NSA in Fort Meade, Maryland. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her dogs.

Deborah is survived by her children, Steven Schneider (Dana) and Rebecca Risher; 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 8 sisters, 1 brother, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Memorial donations may be made to Halo No Kill Rescue (710 Jackson St. Sebastian, Florida 32958)

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Phyllis Bowman Keith, 89, Sebastian

December 1, 1933 – February 27, 2023

Phyllis Bowman Keith, 89, of Sebastian, Florida, passed away Monday February 27, 2023 peacefully in her sleep at The Promenade Assisted Living. She was born in Grafton, West Virginia on December 1, 1933, the daughter of the late Roy Z. Burnside and Audree Manley Burnside. She was a resident of Sebastian since 2002 after moving from Boca Raton, FL.

Phyllis graduated from Grafton High School in 1951 and moved to Washington, D.C. with her twin sister Patricia (Pat) to work with the FBI. In 1954, she married her high school sweetheart, William (Bill) Farley Bowman, Jr. and moved to Florida where they had their two daughters. She worked at First Bank and Trust (Bank of America) Boca Raton and retired as Vice President of Private Banking in 1991.

She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sebastian and served in many church volunteer roles including the church Thrift Shop. She served on several HOA Boards, most recently as Treasurer, while living at Reflections on the River in Sebastian where she played Bridge, Mahjong, and coordinated events at the clubhouse. She enjoyed serving her community and touched the lives of those around her.

Phyllis is survived by her two daughters, Jennifer Bowman Finley of Alpharetta, GA and Joy Bowman Thomas (Scott) of Clayton, NC; four grandchildren, Nicole Finley Payne (Braden), Justin William Finley, Morgan Elizabeth Thomas, Mary Joan Thomas; two sisters, Dorothy Wildey of Vero Beach, FL, and Patricia Adkins of Grafton, WV; three stepchildren, Dr. Robert E. Keith. Jr. (Diane) of Auburn, AL, Thomas S. Keith (Tatiana) of Pensacola, FL, and Janis Martin (Jerry) of DeBary, FL.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William F. Bowman, Jr. and her second husband, Robert E. Keith, Sr. and her three sisters, Ada Bell, Ellen Tingler and Mary Deakins.

A family graveside service will be held on March 31, 2023. She will be laid to rest beside her first husband, Bill, in Woodsdale Memorial Park, Grafton, WV.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Phyllis’ memory can be made to The First Presbyterian Church, 1405 Louisiana Avenue, Sebastian, FL 32958.

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