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BAKER, THOMAS J., 59, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1978 from upstate New York. He was a hospital caregiver and was Catholic. Survivors include his daughter, Debrah Berry, Tennessee; three brothers, Robert, Cambridge, Ohio, Joseph, Mississippi, and John, Port Richey; and three sisters, Edith Botte, Broomfield, Colo., Fran Baker, Hudson, and Caroline Dominique, New York. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.

BARNETT, JOSEPH A., 85, of New Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. Born in Philadelphia, he came here 21 years ago from Riverside, N.J. He was a retired service manager for Admiral Corp. and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 343. Survivors include his wife, Helen; six sons, Lawrence, Riverside, William, and Patrick, both of Mapleshade, N.J., John, Sewell, N.J., Michael, Blue Bell, and Richard, New Port Richey; six daughters, Elizabeth McCrossan, Homosassa, Catherine Petruzzelli, Cherry Hill, N.J., Joan Mancini, Philadelphia, Margaret Berehowskyj, New Port Richey, Helen Sheehan, Hockessin, Del., and Regina Inonog, Orlando; two sisters, Catherine Reinsel, Philadelphia, and Mary Faunce, Westchester, Pa. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.

EMBLETON, MARY RAY, 77, of Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, she has been a winter resident since 1981. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Frederick; two sons, Dennis, Canada, and David, New Port Richey; a daughter, Donna MacNeill, Canada; three sisters, Dorothy, Katherine, and Helen, all of Canada; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.

GIAMBERTONE, HELEN THERESA, 86, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., formerly of New Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Cooper Hall Nursing Home, Mount Pleasant. Born in New York City, she moved to New Port Richey in 1971 from Long Island, N.Y., and then to Mount Pleasant. She was a seamstress and was Catholic. Survivors include her cousins, Marion McLellan and Mariol Ciappa, both of Mount Pleasant; a niece, Carolyn Amorluz, San Diego; and a nephew, Louis Giambertone, Scotsdale, Ariz. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday.

GIANGERELLI, DORIS E., 91, of Hudson, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Philadelphia, she came here 15 years ago from Belleville, N.J. She was the former principal of Holy Family Parochial School, Nutley, N.J., and a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church. Survivors include her sons, Thomas, Fort Lauderdale, and Richard, Herndon, Va.; two daughters, Doris Marr, Moore, Okla., and Miriam Gray, Hudson; a sister, Margaret Burdeshaw, Atlanta; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hudson.

GLANCY, LILY F., 89, of Hudson, died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001) at Windsor Woods Convalescent Center, Hudson. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, she came here five years ago from Bayonnen, N.J. She was Catholic. Survivors include her daughters, Lillian, Spring Hill, Audrey Scibetta, Bayonnen; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.

GRISHAM, DONALD ALAN, 45, of Hudson, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. Born in Chicago, he came here in August from Spokane, Wash. He was a musician. Survivors include his son, Christopher, Priest River, Idaho; three daughters, Heather, New Port Washington, Nanette, Spokane, and Chandre, Priest River; his father and stepmother, Daniel R. and Nenita Grisham, and his brother Daniel, all of Hudson; and three grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.

HECKERD, LARRY, 58, of Holiday, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, he moved to St. Petersburg in 1952, and then to Holiday. He was a real estate salesman and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. Survivors include his wife, Carol; two sons, Michael Weaver, Scotsdale, Ariz., and Larry Weaver, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Laurie Laubet, St. Petersburg, and Shelley Weaver, Branford, Conn.; his mother, Miriam Heckerd, St. Petersburg; a sister, Judy Forman, St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.

HENRICHSEN, VIOLET LOUISE, 93, of Zephyrhills, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Zephyr Haven Nursing Home. Born in Lake Linden, Mich., she came here in 1961 from Detroit. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include a brother-in-law, Edward Schoenly, Zephyrhills; and a sister, Eleanor Suomi, Torrance, Calif. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

HEPPARD, GLENN W., 95, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Elm Tree Lodge. Born in Mansfield, Ohio, he came here 14 years ago from Hendersonville, N.C. He was retired with 25 years of service as assistant treasurer for Cleveland Trust Bank. He was a member of Woodcarvers of North Carolina, and Little Theaters. He last acted with Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine in Being There. Survivors include a son, David, Port Richey; a daughter, Melinda Egner, Clearwater; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.

HUGHEY, MAY, 74, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Heather Hills Hospice House, New Port Richey. Born in Lundale, W.Va., she came here in 1991 from Baltimore. She was a retired cashier and Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 23 years, John; two sons, Joseph Stewart, Baltimore, and Michael Stewart, Bath, Maine; a daughter, Brenda Collinson, South Ponte Vedra; a stepdaughter, Donnie Hughey, Oak Grove, Ky.; a sister, Fay Demetriades, New Port Richey; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

LOMAX, ROBERT M., 86, of Penney Farms, formerly of Holiday, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Pavillon for Healthcare. Born in Philadelphia, he came here 21 years ago from Havertown, Pa. He was a retired school teacher and retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. He was a member of Living Word Church. Survivors include his wife, Edith; two daughters, Judi Snead, Cummings, Ga., and Joyce Williams, Anaheim, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.

MCLAREN, MARGIE G., 81, of Spring Hill, formerly of Pasco County, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, Brooksville. Born in Bainbridge, Ga., she came here 50 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a former secretary for Jim Brown Construction, New Port Richey. She was a member of Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, St. Petersburg, past matron of the Order of Eastern Star, New Port Richey, Daughter of the Nile, Tampa, and the Order of the Amaranth, New Port Richey. She was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Robert Newman, Lexington Park, Md.; daughters, Sandra Mann, Spring Hill, and Linda Wellman, Hudson; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

MIKKELSEN, SONJA G., 76, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Svendborg, Denmark, she came here 11 years ago from St. Charles, Mo. She was a homemaker and was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband, Christian Mikkelsen; and two brothers, Bent Christensen, Canada, and Kurt Christensen, Denmark. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

O'SHELL, SHERYL ANN, 43, of Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she came here in 1976 from Akron, Ohio. She was a private duty nurse's aide and was Protestant. Survivors include her daughters, Denise Conrad and Cheryl O'Shell, both of Port Richey; her mother, Betty Butler, Akron, Ohio; her stepbrother, Freddy Gerhart, Akron; seven grandchildren; a niece; and her companion, Michael Scalisi, Port Richey. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.

ST. LAURENT, OLIVER J., 71, of Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at home. Born in Epping, N.H., he came here 11 years ago from Strafford, N.H. He was a tool and die maker for Kingston-Warren Manufacturing, Newfields, N.H. and an Army paratrooper in the Korean War. He was a member of the Timber Oaks Bowling League, the American Legion, Epping; and St. Michaels Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mildred; two sons, Ernie Desroaches, Mooresville, N.C., and Wayne Newman, Dover, N.H.; a daughter, Beth Bird, Laconia, N.H.; a brother; seven sisters; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hudson.

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