OBITUARY: Bobbie Hoyt

Barbara (Bobbie) Hoyt passed away peacefully at her home on May 6, 2022. Bobbie was fast approaching her 101st birthday, as she was born on July 13, 1921. Bobbie spent her time between Cleveland, Ohio and Boca Grande, Florida and was the mother of three children, Jim, Peter and Terry. Bobbie graduated from Hathaway Brown […]

A message from the Boca Grande Health Clinic regarding the passing of Peter Nicholas …

A lifelong businessman and philanthropist, Pete was well known and highly regarded in the global healthcare industry as the co-founder and longtime leader of the medical device giant Boston Scientific Corp. To us here in Boca Grande, Pete’s legacy will continue through the good work and stellar care the Clinic is able to provide to the Island, because of Pete’s leadership and g

OBITUARY: Peter Nicholas

Peter M. Nicholas passed away on May 14, 2022 in the loving arms of his wife and best friend of 58 years, Ginny Lilly Nicholas. Pete was a family man, respected businessman, passionate boater and involved philanthropist. Pete was the Co-founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Boston Scientific Corporation from its founding in […]

OBITUARY: Je-Je Pierce

Jean “Je-Je” Harding Pierce of Boca Grande, Fla. and Woods Hole, Mass., passed away peacefully on Friday, May 6, 2022 in Boca Grande, at the age of 94. Born February 29, 1928 in Canada to Fred and Lillian Harding, Je-Je was a “leap year” baby. She was a graduate of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, […]

Jo Anne Speer remembered

The memorial service for Jo Anne Speers was held this past weekend, and was well attended by those who remembered her life here on the island. After Rev. Brian Brightly officiated a service at the Lighthouse United Methodist Church, folks gathered in fellowship Hall and told stories about how they remembered Jo Anne.     […]

OBITUARY: Barbara (Mooney) Kelly

Barbara Joan (Mooney) Kelly of Wellesley, previously of Wayland, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 30, 2022, after a brief illness.  The daughter of Edward Grover Mooney and Flora Banning Mooney of West Hartford, Conn., she attended the Kingswood-Oxford School, Centenary Junior College and the Yale School of Drama, where she […]

OBITUARY: Elizabeth Haraden

Elizabeth Jane (Bubar) Haraden, 85, recently of Acton, Mass., died in Concord on March 25, 2022.   She was born on June 15, 1936 in Fort Fairfield, Maine, as the only child of Helen Towle and Wendell Ransford Bubar. After her parents and large tight-knit Fort Fairfield family, Betty’s (her Maine name) first love was […]

OBITUARY: Bart Richards

Bartlett Richards III (“Bart”), 83, of Boca Grande, Florida, and Northfield, Illinois, died peacefully surrounded by his family on April 23, 2022.   Born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 1, 1939, Bart spent the first seven years of his life in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood with his parents, Beatrice Norton Richards and Bartlett Richards Jr. and […]

The passing of a well-loved island figure, Father Charles Sullivan

Father Sullivan was the first resident priest the island ever had. According to local history, the rectory as we know it now used to be a convent when he came to the island in1985. The sisters who lived there moved to Englewood to be closer to the Placida Road church, St. Francis. He was also responsible for purchasing the house and property next door to the church, which he renovated into a daycare center, now called the Boca Grande Preschool. The old rectory was sold to a resident, Mark Shevitski, and Father Sullivan moved across the street into the newly purchased house.

OBITUARY: Ike Roberts

Isaac “Ike” Blackburn Roberts, age 93, Nokomis, Fla., died on Sunday, April 24, 2022. He was born August 19, 1928 in Clayton, Ga., while his parents, Julian Bryant Roberts and Effie Elvira Blackburn Roberts were vacationing. He graduated in June 1947 from Sarasota High; and he married Dorothy Wilma Buckmaster on June 20, 1948. Ike […]