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.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Helen Blaine

Helen Elizabeth Blaine was born on February 9, 1933 to Clark and Mary Sultzer in Ruffsdale, PA. She was the youngest of five children and the only daughter.  She is survived by two brothers - James Sultzer & Benjamin Sultzer and their families of Lorain, Ohio.  Her deceased brothers are Thomas and William.

Helen married George Bergman Blaine of Mount Pleasant, PA on July 2, 1949. They moved the family to Orlando, FL in March of 1963.  She is survived by three daughters, Cindy Hall and her husband Rufus of Windermere, FL; Peggy Wolf and her husband John of Winter Garden, FL and Judy Dixon and her husband Jeff of Apopka, FL. She has seven grandchildren and their spouses - Ryan Blaine and his wife Kathy, Stephanie Brooks & Chris Bishop, Bradley Brooks, Dana Tindall and her husband Robert, Brandy Wood and her husband Stephen; Derek Hall, Shelby Dixon and two great grandchildren, Cassandra and Savanah Blume.

Her husband, George, went to his heavenly home on September 22, 1998 and she did not remarry. She worked part time for many years as a Beeline Fashions sales representative and in the food service industry.  She worked for the Harris Rosen Company as a waitress for several years before retiring.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #766, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Ocoee Senior Center where she socialized with friends and played bingo.

She was a Christian, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend.  She passed on to her heavenly home on October 11, 2016.  A graveside service will be held Friday, October 14, 2016, 3:00 pm at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando FL.  

Monday, October 10, 2016

Robert (Bob) Darino

Visitation for Robert “Bob” Darino, 91, Orlando, FL, who went to be with the Lord, on October 6, 2016, at the Hospice Unit at ORMC, will be from 8:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd., Orlando, FL, 32811. Mass will follow the visitation at St. Andrews church, 801 N. Hastings Rd., Orlando, FL, 32811, at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Darino, a native from New York City, NY, moved to the Orlando, FL, area in 1982 with his beloved wife, Muriel, his two sons, and one daughter. While in New York, he worked as Director of Physical Plant at Stoneybrook University in Long Island from 1967-1982. He served in the U. S. Army as a combat engineer from 1943-1945. He was wounded in 1944 and received the Purple Heart medal, as well as many other medals including the French Legion of Honor Medal which is considered the highest award among France’s military and civilian medals. Receiving it means a veteran served in combat in Central France from 1943-44, participated in the Normandy invasion, and was given other notable medals, such as the Purple Heart. Miraculously surviving a jeep accident caused by a tank hit, Robert briefly stayed at a hospital in England to recover from his injury and was asked to educate soldiers about the war’s intricate mines. He finally received his discharge papers to go home on December 19, 1945. He was a long-time active member of Holy Family Catholic Church where he also served as an usher. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Orlando, FL. Mr. Darino will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Muriel Darino, of 68 years, and son Robert E. Darino. He is survived by his loving son, Randolph Darino, Port Orange, FL, daughter, Linda Dorak, Orlando, FL, his daughter in laws, Debbie Darino, Port Orange, FL and Nubia Darino, St. Augustine, FL, three grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Arrangements are under the direction of Dobbs Funeral Home, Orlando, FL.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Harold Krise, Jr.

Harold Krise, Jr. age 83 of Orlando passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016.  He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of  Harold and Hazel (McGinty) Krise, Sr.  He served in the US Army and was employed as a driver for a trucking company.

Harold is predeceased by brother Jack Krise, Sr. of Parma, OH and leaves to cherish his memory wife Dolores Krise of Orlando; daughter Denise Kalin of Orlando; son Harold Krise III of Ocoee; sister Francis Hanshue of Oklahoma City; brother Thomas Krise of Cleveland Ohio and 1 grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm.  Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery.