Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Martha Helleen Connolly-Bridges

Martha Helleen Connolly-Bridges, age 94, passed away peacefully January 26, 2020. She was born October 12, 1925 in Winter Garden, Florida to Charles William and Audrey Ila Bowden. She married the love of her life, Thomas E. Connolly, on February 12, 1943 who preceded her in death in 1992. She was married to Donald Bridges who preceded her in death in 2006.

Martha loved people and was always involved in helping them. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Pine Hills Methodist Church. She enjoyed the fellowship and singing in the choir. She volunteered at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Deltona. She loved to work in the yard and tend to her garden. Martha was known as a classy woman who was always dressed to perfection. No one was a stranger to Martha. She welcomed everyone with open arms.

For 30 years Martha worked at Sunland Hospital in Pine Hills. She also worked for child support services and as a secretary in a law office.  It suited her servant heart and desire to help others.

She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, wife, sister, friend and neighbor. Much loved mother of Thomas Edward (Sonda) Connolly, Audrey Ann (Ted) Moo, Charles William (Madeline) Connolly and the late Paul Brion (Annice) Connolly. Her beloved sister Margee and two stepbrothers, Ralph and Bernard, preceded her in death. Cherished grandmother of Kim (Tracy) Birch, Eric (Jill Hall) Connolly, John (Mindy) Connolly, Michael Connolly, Amy Connolly, Kenneth Mixon, Rita Smith and Stephanie Connolly. Blessed with eight great-grandchildren: Kaley, Austin, Katlyn, Kiersten, Dylan, Austin, Lily and Lexi.  All of these she loved and touched deeply. And they loved her. Martha left her wishes in writing and instructed loved ones to dwell on the good times and erase the sad times.

Please join us celebrating her life on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando.

Vikki Reiko (Nohara) Zettler

In Loving Memory of Vikki Reiko (Nohara) Zettler: 
April 10, 1933 - January 25, 2020

Vikki passed away peacefully with her family by her bedside.  She was a beloved and honored wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She is survived by her children Matt & Susan (Roberts) Zettler, Christina Zettler, Rose Zettler, Aime Z. & Randy Clarke, grandchildren Elizabeth and Adam Cunningham, great-grandchildren Taven, Amaya, Jenna, and Bria Rose Cunningham of Central Florida, brother Hidetoshi & Naoi Nohara and their son Toshihiko, niece Takako Nohara, Taeko Nohara, and nephew Akira & Kiyomi Nohara from Naha, Okinawa Japan, and sister-in-law Therese (Zettler) Binkley, as well as dozens of relatives in Canton, Ohio.

Reiko Nohara (Nobaru), daughter of Eiko and Nae Nohara, met Anthony Zettler in 1951 while Tony was stationed in Naha, Okinawa Japan as a U.S. Airman during the Korean War.  He managed and sang at the Naha Airmen's Club called the "Copa Cabana" at Peon Plaza.  Vikki was drawn to Tony because of his lovely singing voice.  They fell in love and married at a Catholic Mission in Naha, Okinawa, then moved to Canton, Ohio where they shared a happy and fulfilling family life.  She enjoyed the "funnest" job in the world as a decorator-crafts person at Disney World for 27 years.  Vikki was highly respected by her peers and coworkers.

Her spiritual care was attended to by Father Paul Henry and Father Barry Dowd.  She was a very devout Catholic and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.  She provided decades of support to the Holy Family school and to the building of Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine and Basilica in Orlando, Florida.

Viewing will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811.  For directions call 407-578-7720.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church 6200 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32809, followed by a 1 pm burial at Glen Haven Cemetery at 2300 Temple Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 647-1100.

In lieu of flowers, Vikki Reiko and family request monetary donations to be sent to: Hospice of the comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs 32714.  We were blessed by the extraordinary and compassionate care they provided during this difficult time.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Vivian Keeling Rowell

On January 24, 2020, Vivian Keeling Rowell passed away. Vivian was born and raised on a farm in Walhalla, North Dakota. She moved to Minneapolis where she taught elementary education while earning her Bachelors, graduating in 1956. Out of five thousand graduating students, she sat only two rows away from her husband-to-be. Vivian married Theodore Rowell and moved to Baudette, Minnesota, where they raised their five children. When their children were grown, they relocated to Orlando, Florida. A devout and faithful Catholic, Vivian was involved in church activities, pro-life causes, and the Blue Army group, where she was a leader. Vivian never hesitated to help anyone in need, from giving rides to visiting friends in nursing homes. She loved Sunday drives with her husband, spending time with her grandchildren, and organizing family gatherings. She is survived by her husband Ted; their five children: Joe (Laura) Rowell, Anne Rowell, Mary (Michael) Minyon, John (Veronica) Rowell and Bill (Tara) Rowell. She is also survived by her siblings Clarence, Leo, Jean Anne and Darlene; her thirteen grandchildren: Victoria, Megan, Tom, Chrissie, Johnny, Rachel, Jane, Allistaire, Theodore, Will, Miles, Robby and Kate.

She was proceeded by her parents Harold and Victoria, her siblings Nora, George and Harvey as well as sister-in-law’s Dorris and Marge, and brother-in-law Don.

Visitation will be at Dobbs Funeral Home on Kirkman on January 28, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be held at Incarnation Catholic Church in Orlando on January 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers or in memory of Vivian, the family requests donations to Incarnation Catholic Church or JMJ Pregnancy Center.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Hiroko Banagale

Hiroko Banagale,age  88, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Okinawa, Japan,  and was employed as a real estate broker and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando.

HIroko is preceded in death by son Paulino Banagale and leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Isabelita McClellan of Mims; Maria Fowler of Debary; son Ed Banagale, of Orlando;  9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm.  The wake service will be at 5:30 pm.  There will be a visitation at St. Andrew Catholic Church, located at 801 N. Hastings Street, Orlando on Friday, January 24th, 2020 from 10:00 until 11:00 am, followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Entombment will the follow the mass at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 24th at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando, FL  with Father Leo Hodges officiating.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Elsie Rosemary Sevapatti

Elsie Rosemary Sevapatti, age 84 of Orlando passed away Friday, January 17th, 2020.at VITAS Inpatient Care Unit, Winter Park,  FL.  She was born in Berbice, Guyana,  the daughter of the late Rosemary (Goriah)  and Thomas  Narsingh and was a homemaker.

Elsie was the wife of deceased Bah Sevapatti; sister of deceased Joe, Ada, John, David and Reggie; sister-in-law of deceased Irene, Eileen, Florence, George, Victor and Albert; she leaves to cherish her memory sons Veersammy Mangali , Leslie Paul Mangali, both of Orlando; daughters Elaine Sevapatti of Orlando and Sharmin Noltkamper of St. Louis, MO.  sisters Eileen and Beryl, Loretta; brothers Walter, Henry and Victor.  She was the mother-in-law of Seeta, Serojnie, Mo; Michael; sister-in-laws Lena, Shamo, Jeanette, Rosie; grandchildren Kenny, Rachel, Becky, Omar, Lisa, Randy, Mely, Stephanie and Randy Boodoo;  great grandchildren Raulo, Jacob, Chase, Kason and Isaac.

Public visitation was held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm.  The funeral mass was held at 3:00 pm.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Celeste Mary Palladino

Celeste Mary Palladino, age 46, of Ocoee passed away Friday, January 10th, 2020 at Cornerstone Hospice at Health Care Central in Ocoee.  She was born in Union, NJ the daughter of Mary (Blessing)  and Anthony Palladino and was employed by Publix.  

Celeste leaves to cherish her memory, parents Mary and Anthony Palladino of Ocoee; and brother Anthony Palladino of Longwood.  

The family will be receiving friends at St. Andrew Catholic Church,  801 N. Hastings Street, Orlando FL 32808  from 9:00 - 11:00 am, followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 am on January 11, 2020 with Father Leo Hodges officiating.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Jose Donato Ramos

Jose Donato Ramos, age 79, of Orlando, passed away Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at his residence.  He was born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico,  the son of the late Eulogia (Ramos)  and Julian Donato and was employed as a tool and die machinist.

Jose leaves to cherish his memory wife Olga  (Rivera) Donato Ramos of Orlando; daughter Eva Donato Rivera of Orlando; son Jose Martinez of Kissimmee; grandchildren Joel and Jennifer Martinez; great-grandchildren Nallely Rivera, Geaneliz Alequin, Joel Alberto Martinez, Joel Armando Martinez Razielto, Joel Martinez and Joreliz Enid Martinez.

The family will be receiving friends  from  6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home, located at 430 N. Kirkman Road Orlando, FL .  The funeral service will be at 8:00 pm.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Michelle LeeAnn Lundy

Michelle LeeAnn Lundy, age 56, of Orlando, passed away Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 at her home.  She was born in Leipsic, OH the daughter of Lora (Dawson) Dickey,  and the late Marion Dickey and was employed in the time share industry.

Michelle is  survived by her mother Lora Dickey of Ohio; son Matthew Lundy of Orlando; companion Keith Hampson also of Orlando; sister, Roxy Erickson; and three brothers, Brett Dickey, Jim Dickey, and  Donald Dickey, all of Leipsic, OH; 

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 11th 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home Chapel.