In Memory: June 6

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Ralph Craig, 79, Fellsmere

October 7, 1944 – May 18, 2024

Ralph Craig, 79 of Fellsmere, FL passed away on May 18, 2024 at 3:07pm at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, FL. Ralph was born in Dade County Miami, FL on October 7, 1944.

He is survived by his children, three daughters: Rose Mary (Timothy) Dixon, Felicia Craig and Selina Craig. One son: Dillon Craig. One sister: Rita Turner. Eleven grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at Seawinds Funeral Home in Sebastian. A Funeral Service will follow. Interment will take place at Fellsmere Brookside Historic Cemetery.

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Frank Locurto, 80, Sebastian

September 25, 1943 – May 19, 2024

Frank Locurto passed away suddenly on May 19, 2024 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Carol for 49 years. Formerly of Babylon, NY, he had been a resident of Sebastian for the past 26 years. He served in the US Navy and was a member of the American Legion and the Elks. He loved boating and fishing and having lots of laughs. He was known by his family as fun loving “Uncle Frankie”.

Memories of you will always put a smile on our faces. You will be missed sorely.

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Richard (Dick) A. Donovan 86, Sebastian

July 18, 1937 – May 23, 2024

Richard (Dick) A. Donovan 86, of Sebastian, Florida passed away May 23, 2024, peacefully at home with his wife, Sandy by his side.

Dick was born July 18, 1937, to the late George and Lillian Donovan in Natick, Massachusetts. He grew up in Stonington, Connecticut and served in the Army with the 82nd Airborne division of paratroopers. He met and married the love of his life, Sandy in Clifton Park, New York.

Dick was a member of the Iron Workers Local 12 out of Albany New York and served in the industry for many years. He retired in 1992, moved to Florida and discovered his passion for metal detecting, treasure hunting and diving. Dick was recognized in the March 1994 edition of Western and Eastern Treasures magazine for the remarkable find of an extremely scarce 19th Regiment Cartridge box badge in superb condition along with various other relics in a South Carolina swamp. He was also known for his discoveries of artifacts from the 1715 Spanish Fleet sunken by a hurricane. He spent many hours diving from his boat the Sandy D and metal detecting along the beach or while walking the riverbank. His hard work was rewarded with many amazing finds. Dick thoroughly enjoyed the history and relished the thrill of the discovery and spent his later years in his “Treasure Room” surrounded by his priceless discoveries. Dick was a friend to many and known for his quick wit and humor. He was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need.

Dick is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sandy, son Sean Donovan of Florida, daughter Lisa Cleveland of New York, stepson Carl Hammond (Marcy) of Pennsylvania, son-in-law W. Michael Hadaway, granddaughter Tatiana and grandson Sean, three great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and his faithful, loyal companion, Buster. He was preceded in death by stepdaughter Tracy Hadaway, brother George Dennis Donovan and sister Linda Evans.

A celebration of Dick’s life will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to HALO Animal Rescue, Sebastian Florida, or any animal rescue.

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Dennis Shukri, 69

May 5, 1955 – May 24, 2024

To know my Dad was to love him and be loved by him. He was the best husband, father, papa, brother, uncle, and friend that you could ask for. He was always supportive and there if you ever needed him.

He took his last breath on May 24th peacefully in his bed. He fought for many years and was so strong. He is now in a better place and no longer in pain. He’ll be watching all the Yankee games, finally be able to bowl again, and play as much video poker as he wants with his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Shukri; children Dennis Shukri and Michelle Shukri, grandchild Scarlette Shukri, daughter-in-law Elizabeth Shukri, brother Douglas Shukri, sister-in-law Mariann Shukri, uncle Craig Shukri and Jessica Shukri. Plus, many other family members and many friends.

We will be celebrating his life on Saturday, June 1st at Den and Liz’s in Sebastian. It will be an open house, starting at 1pm where we invite everyone to come and show their love for him.

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Marsha Irene Palmer Boehm, 81, Sebastian

November 17, 1942 – May 28, 2024

Marsha Irene Palmer Boehm passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at her home in Sebastian, Florida.

Marsha was born on November 17, 1942, in Kewanee, Illinois to Betty Lorraine Palmer. She graduated from Carterville High School in 1960 and went on to graduate from Southern Illinois University in 1964. It was there where she met her loving husband, George whom she married on December 29, 1962. She pursued a career in Education and then became a stay-at-home mom to her daughters. Later, she pursued a career in the clerical field.

Marsha loved the water, music and singing, watching old movies and traveling. She enjoyed spending time with her family and enjoyed cooking, passing that love onto her daughters and grandson.  She enjoyed playing games and watching movies with Logan. Her love extended to animals.

Marsha was preceded in death by her parents, Betty and Leroy Palmer and her sister, Rhonda Tyner. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, George Boehm; daughters, Kristen (Nick) Dame of Plant City, FL and Carrie Boehm of Sebastian, FL; grandson, Logan Dame; sister, Sondra (John) Walker of Carterville, IL and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Marsha’s Life will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2024 from 2:00 until 6:00 PM at the family home.

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Jean Elizabeth DeBlasio, 80, Sebastian

July 13, 1943 – June 3, 2024

Jean Elizabeth DeBlasio of Sebastian, Florida passed in peace on June 3, 2024. Jean was born in Rosedale, New York on July 13, 1943 to David and Isabel Webster. Jean was predeceased by her husband Richard DeBlasio of over 50 years. She is survived by her loving brother Al Webster, cousins and teams of nieces, nephews as well as great and great great nieces and nephews and many friends.

Jean had a long career working in the airline industry and she retired after years as an Executive/Operations Assistant with British Airways. Jean enjoyed traveling and she was thrilled to have had the opportunity for a special flight on the Concord.

Jean was a member and a past president of the Elks ladies auxiliary organization (Eldos) which performed numerous works of charity for those in need.

Jean cherished a wide range of music from the 50’s, big band, rat pack, rock n roll, jazz to Bruno Mars and she could often be seen dancing to all of the music and prompting everyone else to get up and dance. She would jump at any opportunity to get together with her friends to see concerts and shows.

Jean was beloved by everyone for her kindness, generosity and giving nature without expecting anything in return. We love her and miss her.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM, Friday, June 7, 2024 at Seawinds Funeral Home in Sebastian. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 PM, Friday, June 7, 2024 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Sebastian City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice, 445 24th Street, Suite 300, Vero Beach, Florida 32960 or online at


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