Monday, December 5, 2016

Retired Sgt. Major Howard C. Tucker

Retired Sgt. Major Howard C. Tucker, age 88, formerly of Williamstown, New Jersey, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.  He was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut.  A career military serviceman, Retired Sgt. Major Howard C. Tucker served his country, his fellow veterans of all ages, and seniors throughout New Jersey with great honor and pride.

His amazing life will be forever memorialized in the lives of his beloved wife of 64 years, Ursula E Tucker, and his daughter, Nancy Anjolie Ashmore or Orlando, Florida, his cherished sister, Mildred Hodge,of Newington, Connecticut, his grandson, John Novak, of Taipei, Taiwan, and his granddaughter, Dominique Novak, of Orlando, Florida, as well as  his 4 great grandchildren.

Retired Sgt. Major Howard C. Tucker's distinguished military career of more than 20 years and endless advocacy efforts on behalf of thousands of veterans and seniors, demonstrates the true meaning of sacrifice and love for one's fellow man that have made this world a better place.  He worked tirelessly for both- retired and active/non-active veterans through many programs, including most recently, the Wounded Warriors in 2015.  Equally, he provided knowledge and assistance to seniors throughout  New Jersey.  He will be remembered by all whose lives he touched.

Visitation for Retired Sgt. Major Howard C. Tucker will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., with the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, in Orlando, FL 32811 at 11:00 am.  Interment will be at 1:30 pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida with full military honors.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Janet L Hart

Janet L Hart, age 76, of Apopka, FL, passed away Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at Florida Hospital Apopka.   She was born in East Pittsburgh, PA on October 6, 1940, the daughter of the late Anne (Letuinsky)  and Francis  Curren.  She was baptised Janet LeDene Curren on August 24, 1947 by the Rev. Joseph Fabbriat at the Emmaculate Conception Church in Pittsburgh, PA.

Janet was married on March 6, 1956 to Ronald Paul Hart in Garnett County, Maryland and was a homemaker.  Janet leaves to cherish her memory son Ronald Hart; daughter-in-law Kelly Hart; son-in-law Keith Ord; grandson Jordan Hart and granddaughter Jenna Hart.

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, followed by the funeral service on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will follow the funeral service at 1:00 pm at Winter Garden Cemete

Monday, November 14, 2016

Mamie Patricia Powell

Mamie Patricia Powell, 84, of Orlando, passed away on November 10, 2016.  Pat was born in Louisiana on November 10, 1932, the daughter of Leonard and Emilie Mitchell.  She married Louis on May 10, 1962 in Orlando, FL.  She worked as a nurse for 52 years. 

Pat is survived by her husband, 2 brothers, 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  All are welcome to attend the graveside memorial service at Greenwood Cemetery on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 2pm.  Arrangements are by Dobbs Funeral Home. 



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Eunice Callahan Schatzle

Eunice Callahan Schatzle, 98 years of age, recently passed away on October 16, 2016.  Eunice died of natural causes.  She was a devote Catholic.  She was a long time resident of Danbury/Sherman, CT. She was born on December 12, 1917 in Lawrence, MA of parents George and Mary Callahan.

Eunice’s late husband was Francis D. Schatzle, Sr.  They had six children,  their oldest son, Francis D Schatzle, Jr., passed away in 2016.  Eunice is survived by her five children: Eunice Laverty , Daniel Schatzle; George Schatzle  Paul Schatzle  and Rosemary Wilsen of Ocoee, FL.  Eunice had eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Eunice was a graduate of Boston University and Western Connecticut State College.  Eunice was a school teacher, having started her teaching career at Danbury High School in Danbury Ct..  Then she taught at various parochial schools in the Danbury area  and lastly retiring from the New Fairfield, CT. School System.  Eunice was a very dedicated member of the American Association of University Woman in the Danbury, Ct. Chapter.

Eunice lived in retirement proudly on her own in her condo in Tequesta FL to be near her two sons George and Paul and their families. Eunice did volunter work in the community. Eventually, Eunice became a resident of a Brookdale Assisted Living Facility in Ocoee to be close to her daughter Rosemary and son-in-law Fred Wilsen.  We are thankful to her Brookdale family  for the loving care they showed her over the past 2 years.


A graveside service is planned at the family plot at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Danbury, Connecticut. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Marie J. Prospere

Marie J. Prospere, age 97, of Orlando, FL passed away Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at Florida Hospital Orlando.  She was born on the island of St. Lucia, the daughter of the late Estephine (Fanny)  and Estashe  Prospere and was a homemaker. Her family was her life.  

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her  four daughters Lucile Nicholas of St. Cloud, Angelina Peters of Orlando, Germaine Symphrioen of Orlando, Balbina Charlemagne of Orlando; three sons David Prospere of Houston, TX; Lucius Lee Prospere and John Aureaus both of Orlando;  30 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

As a result of her generous spirit and generous personality, she was loved by many.  Her influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her.

Visitation for Marie was held at St. Andrew Catholic Church from 9:00 until 10:00 am, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial with Father Leo Hodges, officiating. Interment was a Winter Garden Cemetery.


Joan Patricia LeBlanc

Joan Patricia LeBlanc, age 79, of Sorrento, FL, passed away Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at the Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont.   She was born in Lynn, MA, the daughter of the late Josephine (Healy) and Henry  Tetrault and was employed as a cosmetologist.  

Joan leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters Patti Shealy of Brunswick, GA, Christine (Jim) Sellers of Sorrento, FL; two sons Richard (Debbie) LeBlanc of Clermont, FL,  David (Kimberly) LeBlanc of Castle Rock, CO;  sister Mary O'Donnell of Seabrook, NH; brother John Tetrault of Beverly, MA; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 12:30 - 2:00 pm followed by the funeral service on Monday, October 24th, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home. with Pastor Peter Brunton officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Edward James Muscanell

Edward James Muscanell, Jr., aka Eddie, 31, passed away peacefully in the company of family and friends on Saturday, October 15, 2016. He is survived by his mother and father, Maureen and Edward Muscanell, Sr., his sister, Nicole Muscanell (Bryan Murch), and his brother, Ryan Muscanell. Eddie was a beloved son and brother, a hard worker, and all-around genuinely loveable guy. Growing up, Eddie was a shy, but loveable and very respectful boy. He enjoyed bowling on Saturdays and playing little league baseball each week at the Dr. Phillips YMCA. He also loved to go on camping trips all over Florida with his family, and riding bikes and fishing in the neighborhood he grew up in. Eddie also spent a lot of time sitting at the family dinner table, refusing to drink his milk and eat his vegetables, especially peas. Even though Eddie did not completely outgrow his dislike for vegetables, he grew into a man who was as just as loveable as he was when he was a kid. As a young man, Eddie earned his license as a journeyman and worked as a union electrician. He was a hard worker and was well-respected by his fellow electricians. Besides being a devoted friend, son, and brother, Eddie eventually became a connoisseur of some of life’s finest things including: The Dallas Cowboys, fishing, boats, and chicken wings. His family, friends, colleagues, and his beloved dog, Bailey will miss him tremendously. But, we will all take comfort in the fact that he has gone on to a more peaceful life, where he can eat as many wings as he wants and watch the Cowboys (sometimes) win. 

Funeral services for Eddie will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016. A viewing will be held from 11:30 to 1:00 PM, followed by a short service at Dobbs Funeral Home. Immediately following the service, there will be an escorted procession to Winter Garden Cemetery.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Mathew Gage Meguiar

Mathew Gage Meguiar, age 32, of Orlando, passed away Tuesday, October 11th, 2016. Mathew was born in Orlando, the son of Sherry (Wight) and Tim Meguiar and was employed as an assistant manager for a department store.

Mathew leaves to cherish his memory along with his parents Tim and Sherry, his sister Jessica Meguiar.  A Memorial Mass will be  at 5:00 PM on Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Father Leo Hodges officiating.