Obituary: Jack Hughes

Jack Hughes, born in 1947, passed away in his sleep on August 25, 2015, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Jack and his wife, Barbara Helvey-Hughes, own the Hughes Gallery in Boca Grande. He had been fighting several health issues during the past few years. Jack Hughes has been […]

Obituary: Carolann George

  Carolann Marie George (Buquet), 75, of Deerfield, IL and Boca Grande, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2015. Beloved wife to Norman; loving mother to Matthew (Jennifer) and Jeffrey (Wendy); dear grandmother to Jared, Derek, Ryan, Nicholas, Amy, Abigail, Samantha, and Katherine. Visitation and inturnment was held in Deerfield, IL.

Obituary: R. Abel Garraghan

  R. Abel Garraghan of Burgevin St., Kingston died unexpectedly on Monday, August 24, 2015 at his West Hyannisport, MA residence. He was 72. He was born in Kingston, a son of the late former city Mayor Raymond W. Garraghan and his wife Ruth Abernethy Garraghan. He graduated from Kingston High School, attended Manhattan College […]

Obituary: Richard Newman

A full obituary for Richard Newman will be announced here next week, but services in his honor will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, followed by a Celebration of Life at The Amory Chapel.

OBITUARY: Robert F. Shandorf

    BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Robert F. Shandorf, age 68, of St. Paul, MN and Boca Grande, FL died unexpectedly on 8/5/15. Bob was born May 10, 1947 in Minneapolis.

Obituary: Edward Cruz

Edward Cruz, former CEO of E.E. Cruz and Company, Inc., philanthropist and entrepreneur, passed away on Tuesday, July 14 at his home in Bay Head, New Jersey with his family by his side. After treatment for lymphoma in 2001, Mr. Cruz enjoyed 13 years in remission, during which he sold his business and became an […]

Obituary: JoAnne (Jo Jo) Faulstich

JoAnne (Jo Jo) Faulstich passed away on June 29, 2015 in Southwest Florida after a lengthy illness. She was a native of California and lived in Boca Grande for more than 30 years. Jo Jo graduated from Redlands High School in Redlands, Calif. in 1972. She attended Humboldt State in the 1970s, where she pursued […]

Obituary: John O. Hastings

John O. Hastings, 85, died peacefully surrounded by family on June 24, 2015. He was a resident of the Boca Grande Club. John was the beloved husband of Susan and the late Mary Kate (nee Worcester) and loving father of John (Sarah), Tom, and Margaret (Clayton) Marsh. He was the dear grandfather of Harry and […]

Obituary: Capt. Jimmy Robertson

Captain James “Jimmy” Andrew Robertson, 60, passed away peacefully Saturday July 11, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Marjie; his daughter, Julie Jean (Jon); his beloved grandchildren, Savannah and Hunter; his Mother, Joan; sisters Susan, Kathy, Barbara and Mary; his brother,Tommy; many nieces and nephews; and his three Labrador retrievers, Ben, […]

Another island mother lost: Louise Bowe to be laid to rest this weekend

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – We lost another one of our island mothers on Sunday, July 5, as Louise Bowe slipped away from congestive heart failure. Other than for a few years her entire life was spent on the island, and while she was a quiet, understated woman her impact on Gasparilla Island was profound. Mary Louise […]