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Obituary: Jack Hughes

September 4, 2015
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…

Obituary: Carolann George

September 4, 2015
  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 (Wen…

Obituary: R. Abel Garraghan

August 28, 2015
  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 …

Obituary: Richard Newman

August 28, 2015
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 Cele…

OBITUARY: Robert F. Shandorf

August 21, 2015
    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

July 17, 2015
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 treat…

Obituary: JoAnne (Jo Jo) Faulstich

July 17, 2015
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 f…

Obituary: John O. Hastings

July 17, 2015
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) …

Obituary: Capt. Jimmy Robertson

July 17, 2015
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, …

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

July 10, 2015
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 t…