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BRACKEN, SARAH R., 68, of Port Richey, died Friday (Oct. 31, 2003) at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Born in Philadelphia, she came here in 1995 from Riverside, N.J. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Robert J.; a son, Robert D., Joshua, Texas; four daughters, Christine Entwistle, Delran, N.J.; Kathleen Bracken, Burlington, N.J.; Patricia Lubitz, Dunedin; and Geraldine Bright, Palmyra, N.J.; and nine grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

BRZEZINSKI, RICHARD M., 76, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 2003) at the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in South Bend, Ind., he came here 10 years ago from Mishawaka, Ind. He was a foreman for Chicago Telephone Supply and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was Roman Catholic. Survivors include his sister, Georgianne McIntyre, New Port Richey; three nieces, Mary Claudia, Judy and MaryLou, and two nephews, David and John. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

COLLINS, THOMAS EDWARD SR. "ED," 83, of Vidalia, Ga., formerly of Holiday, died Friday (Oct. 31, 2003) at the Meadows Regional Medical Center of Vidalia after a long illness. Born in Wilkinson County, he lived in Holiday from 1990 to 2003. He founded the Collins Dental Laboratory in 1948. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Medical Corps. He served in the European Theater of Operations from 1943 to 1946. He was a member and past master of the Vidalia Masonic Lodge, member of the Shrine and Eastern Star, and a charter member of the Ameranth. Survivors include his wife, Esther; two sons, Tommy, Vidalia, and Timmy, Montgomery, Ala.; a daughter, Sharon Kazmar, Holiday; two brothers, Glynn, Irwington, Ga., and Harold, Dublin, Ga.; four sisters, Virginia Wilson, Gordon, Ga.; Carolyn Ford, Lehigh Acres; Marguerite Dean, McIntyre, Ga.; and Patricia Benard, Bakersfield, Calif. several nieces and nephews; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Murchison Funeral Home of Vidalia.

DUNLEAVY, ROSEMARY W., 86, of Spring Hill, formerly of Port Richey, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Detroit, she came to Florida in 1996 and was a homemaker. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors include three sons, James, Troy, Mich.; John, Spring Hill; and Lawrence, Land O'Lakes; two daughters, Mary Helen Hulewicz, Algonac, Mich., and Nancy Dunleavy, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.

EGAN, THOMAS E., 77, of Hudson, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 2003) at home. Born in Owensboro, Ky., he came to Florida in 1997 from Louisville, Ky. He was a blueprinter for Louisville Blueprinting and was a member of the Beacon Baptist Church of Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Betty; a son, Jim, Hudson; two sisters, Roselee Deyoe, Pleasure Ridge, Ky., and Opal Egan, Hudson; and two grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.

JABLONSKY, JOHN, 85, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 2003) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Garden City, N.Y., he came here 25 years ago from Old Westbury, N.Y. He was a retired attorney of record employed by CNA Insurance, and was a member of the New York State and federal bar associations. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Gulf Harbors Yacht Club, Moose Lodge 1429, Chester McKay VFW Post 7987, Knights of Columbus Father Loesch Council and Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include his brother, Edward, Southold, N.Y.; a sister, Elizabeth Macuska, Melbourne; several nieces and nephews. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

OSBORNE, WILLIAM J., 57, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Elkhorn, Wis., he came here seven years ago from Delavan, Wis. He was a patent engineer employed by the Beloit Corp. He was Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Jim, Waunakee, Wis.; and a companion, Debra Boliver, New Port Richey. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

QUIGLEY, ELIZABETH, 68, of Wesley Chapel, died Thursday (Oct. 30, 2003) at the Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa after a long illness. She was born in Detroit and attended Drew University. She was a longtime realtor and bridal consultant. She was a member of the Audubon Society. Survivors include her husband, Richard; two sons, Mark, Dallas, and Lawrence, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and a granddaughter. National Cremation Society, Tampa.

ROWBOTTOM, MICHAEL DEAN, 55, Edgerton, Wis., a seasonal visitor to Holiday, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 2003) in Holiday. Born in Chicago, he was a machinist and was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife of eight years, Mary Jo (Luce); his parents, Lois and Harold, Rolling Meadows, Ill.; three brothers, Steve, Rolling Meadows; Gary, Milwaukee; and Tim, St. Louis; three sisters, Laura Lednard, Marietta, Ga.; Nancy Benefield, Elgin, Ill.; and Lynn Woller, Kewanee, Ill.; and an aunt, Alice Roach, Rolling Meadows. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

WALTERS, MADELINE F., 94, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Oct. 28, 2003) at Oak Haven ALF in New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1971 from Richmond Hill, N.Y. She was a bank supervisor at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. She was Roman Catholic and member of the Legion of Mary. Survivors include three great-nieces, Helen Renda, New Port Richey, Julia Stamatatos, Sound Beach, N.Y., and Antoinette Ruff, Greenville, S.C.; and a great-nephew, Albuquerque, N.M. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.

WILLETT, MARY ELLEN, 73, of Hudson, formerly of Brooksville, died Friday (Oct. 31, 2003) at Bear Creek Nursing Center in Hudson. Born in Wilbur, Wash., she came to Hudson two years ago from Brooksville, where she lived for 23 years. She was retired from the aerospace industry. Survivors include her granddaughter, Ronda, Florida; a grandson, Justin, Michigan; three brothers, Clyde and Claude, both of Washington, and Robert, California; many nieces and nephews. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Brooksville.