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AURIGEMMA, CLARA, 70, of Inverness, died Thursday (Oct. 30, 2003) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She came here in 1992 from her native Staten Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include four sons, John Ferrara, St. Paul, Neb., Robert Aurigemma and Rudolph Aurigemma Jr., both of Staten Island, and Salvatore Aurigemma, Hawaii; five brothers and four sisters; and 10 grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.

BECKERMAN, SHARON ANN, 57, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came to this area 16 years ago from New York. She was a nurse's aide and was Mormon. Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Harder, Pembroke Pines, and Robin Harder, Spring Hill; her son, Lance Riley, Orlando; and one brother, Bruce Beckerman, Albany, N.Y. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, Spring Hill.

CACIOPPO, ROSEMARIE T., of Spring Hill, died Thursday (Oct. 30, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Bloomingdale, N.J., she came here 18 years ago from Fort Lauderdale. She was a homemaker and member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Dr. Leonard R. Cacioppo Sr.; a son, Dr. Leonard R. Cacioppo Jr., Spring Hill; a daughter, Rosemarie Scinicariello, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Brooksville.

COOPER, JANIECE L., 42, of Inverness, died Tuesday (Oct. 28, 2003) in Inverness. Born in St. Petersburg, she came here recently from Monticello, Ga. She was a homemaker and Baptist. Survivors include her husband, James; a son, Paul Lewis, Monticello; her father and stepmother, John and Karen Hazellief Sr., Brooksville; two brothers, John Hazellief Jr., Brooker, and Kenneth Hazellief, Chiefland; paternal grandmother, Lorena Hazellief, Homosassa; and maternal grandfather, Johnny Johnson, St. Petersburg. Knauff Funeral Home, Chiefland.

DUSSEAULT, RAYMOND, 83, of Beverly Hills, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2003) in Beverly Hills. He came here in 1984 from his native Somersworth, N.H. He was a self-employed automotive mechanic and worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as an outside employee. He was a member of AARP, American Legion Post 237, Knights of Columbus and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Yvonne; a son, Andre, Concord, N.H.; a daughter, Claudette Farcus, Marshall, Texas; a brother, Richard, Somersworth; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.

KAWAHARA, OSWALD HISATO, 80, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Puunene, Maui, he came here 13 years ago from Chicago. He was the retired owner/operator of Aloha Typewriters. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He received the Asian Pacific Service Medal. He was a life member of the 100th Infantry Battalion, member DAV Chapter 67, the Irish American Society, the Japanese American National Museum Hawaii and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. He was an avid fisherman and gardener. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; two sons, Wade, Surprise, Ariz., and Neal, Palm Dale, Calif.; a daughter, Judy Earnest, Odenton, Md.; two stepsons, Donald Carroll, Aurora, Ill., and Robert Carroll, Valparaiso, Ind.; three stepdaughters, Colleen Deenihan, Joliet, Ill., Maureen Gilligan, Chicago, and Peggy Van Vliet, Port Richey; 29 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.

KIMSEY, ALFRED H., 91, of Crystal River, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2003) in Crystal River. Born in Terre Haute, Ind., he came to Florida 32 years ago from Indiana. He was a retired electrician employed by General Motors in Kokomo, Ind. He was a member of UAW Lodge 292 Indiana, Eagles Lodges 258 and 4272, Moose Lodge, Knights of Columbus, and St. Benedict Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Lucille; a sister, Mary Prater, Wabash, Ind.; many nieces including, Dolores Judd, Altamonte Springs, and Betty Thornton, Louisville; and many nephews. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

OLSEN, JOHN ERLING, 79, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in London, England, he came to Florida 11 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was an aerospace supervisor and an Army veteran. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two sons, Christopher, Ronkonkona, N.Y., and Robert, Henderson, Tenn.; three daughters, Lori Ingemarson, Germyn, Pa., Susan Simmons, Commack, N.Y., and Holly Sclafani, Kingspark, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, Spring HIll.

PARKER, LOUISE C., 86, of Floral City, died Thursday (Oct. 30, 2003) in Inverness. Born in Boston, she came here 20 years ago from Oxford, Mass. She was a homemaker and attended the Fort Cooper Baptist Church. Survivors include her son, Paul D. Szolusha, Jamesville, N.Y.; and two sisters, Helene Williams and Barbara Shine, both of Massachusetts. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.

SANGIORGI, JOHN "JOHNNY," 66, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (Oct. 30, 2003) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here five years ago from Staten Island, N.Y. He was a retired trucking sales representative with 38 years of service. He was an Army veteran and member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. He enjoyed woodworking, computers, videos and music. Survivors include his wife, Antoinette; three daughters, Rosemarie Sangiorgi, Thiels, N.Y., Theresa Cafagro, Westchester, N.Y., and Desiree Sangiorgi, Spring Hill; a brother, Jerry SanGiorgi, Long Island, N.Y.; and six grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.

STERNER, BLODWEN R., 86, of Homosassa, died Thursday (Oct. 30, 2003) at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Born in Central City, Pa., she came to this area 26 years ago from Lincoln Park, Mich. She was a homemaker and member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Crystal River. Survivors include two sons, Donald, Riverview, Mich., and Jerry, Lincoln Park, Mich.; two daughters, Dorothy Charbonneau, Warren, Mich., and Carol Hilthon, Homosassa; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

VADALA, VIVIAN, 74, of Hernando, died Monday (Oct. 27, 2003) in Hernando. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 12 years ago from Wayne, N.J. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church where she served as a choir cantor. Survivors include four daughters, Lorraine Tillie, Wayne, N.J., Dianne Vreeland, Las Vegas, Joan Saia, Hernando, and Paulette Berges, Stanhope, N.J.; a son, Louis J., Las Vegas; a stepdaughter, Ellen Fischer, Haledon, N.J.; a sister, Penny Milano, Marcy, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.

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