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Robin Lee Legere Dunton “The Original”, 39, a resident of Lehigh Acres, FL for the past 7 years passed away on Mon., Jan. 19, 2015. She was born on Aug. 17, 1975 in Boston, Mass; previously resided in Marshfield, Mass; worked as a certified nurse assistant in many healthcare settings; had acquired many college credits; and truly loved her family. She will be truly missed.
Eddie ” Ern” Champion, 65, of Lehigh Acres, FL was called to be home with our Lord on Dec. 31, 2014 at Lehigh Regional Medical Center. Eddie was born the son of Edward J. Champion and the late Patricia M. Croyle on Jan. 9, 1950 in Kittaning, PA. He was previously from Youngstown, OH and had retired to his dream of always being with his family in the Florida sunshine. Eddie was a member of the UAW Local 1112 in Lordstown, OH; had been a coordinator for General Motors until he retired in 2000; and later married Elizabeth Starkey Champion on Dec. 18, 2004. He loved his family more than anything but riding motorcycles, fishing, boating, camping, gardening and walking with his grandchildren were all of his favorite things to do.
Nancy Ricciardi, 59, of Lehigh Acres, FL left this earth on Wed., Jan. 7, 2015 after two very long years of battle. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Waigand; son, Daniel Waigand; grandson, Ethan and granddaughter, Karista; five sisters: Marie Hanson, Barbara O’Leary, Laura Reed, Millie Waigand and Carolyn Hildreth; brother, Robert Waigand II; aunt, Mildred Lehnert and several cousins, nephews and nieces. Visitation with be held from 2-3pm on Sat., Jan. 10, 2015 at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services chapel, 2701 Lee Bld., Lehigh Acres, FL with a memorial service beginning at 3pm.
Patty Marie Fortana, 81, a resident of Lehigh Acres, FL since 1962 passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014. She was born in Ft. Pierce, FL on Nov. 30, 1933 to John and Vivian Norvell. She loved golfing, hunting, fishing and especially spending time with her family.
She leaves behind to celebrate her memory: husband of 57 years, James G. Fortana; children: James N. (Melody) Fortana of St. George, SC; Gina Fortana of Ft. Myers, FL; Angela (John) Tubbs of Lehigh Acres, FL; grandchildren: Brittney, Nicholas, Taryn, Trevor and one great grandchild on the way; sister: Ann Norvell of Ft. Pierce, FL; brother: Jack (Wanda) Norvell, Jr. of Ft. Pierce, FL and sister-in-law, Patty Norvell. She was predeceased by her father, mother, brothers: Lannie Norvell and Smoochie Norvel and sister, Joy O’Steen.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on from 9:30-10:30am on Sat., Jan. 3, 2014 at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services chapel, 2701 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL. Services will begin at 10:30am with burial following at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Please visit www.andersonpatterson.com to express condolences and sign Patty’s guest book.
Aliyah Rose Pierre, 16, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on Dec. 20, 2014. She was born in Naples, FL on May 25, 1998 to parents, Shane Pierre and Tonya Stubbs. Aliyah attended East Lee Co. High School and was a very active young lady. She was a spectacular basketball player #20 and truly loved volleyball, cross country, golf, painting, art, music, dancing, make-up and fashion. She will be extremely missed by all of her family and friends. She leaves behind to celebrate her memory: mother, Tonya (Johnnie) Stubbs of Lehigh Acres, FL and father, Shane (Katey) Pierre of Aransas Pass, TX; sisters: Shakira Minor, Alora Pierre, Onisha Stubbs and Brittany Stubbs; brothers: Shane J. Pierre, Evander “Anthony” Barr, Leland Pierre, and Anthony A.J. Stubbs; grandmothers: Patricia McDaris; Anastasia Pierre and Lois Stubbs; grandfather, Phillip Pierre and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. She was predeceased by her granfather Ivory Minor of Naples, FL. Visitation for family and friends will be held on from 11-1pm on Sat., Jan. 3, 2014 at the St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church, 2182 Mitchell Court, Fort Myers, FL 33916. Funeral services will begin at 1:00pm with a Home Going Reception immediately following in the church dining hall. Please make donations to the “Aliyah Rose Pierre Memorial Fund” at any Wells Fargo Bank. Also, visit www.andersonpatterson.com to express condolences and share a memory by signing Aliyah’s guest book.
Ramona Quinones, 71, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014. She was born in Penuelas, Puerto Rico on March 16, 1943 to parents Juan Cevero Quinones and Porfiria Matos. She was a homemaker and truly enjoyed her family. She leaves behind to celebrate her memory children: Luis E. Echevarria, Maria (Areli) Campuzano, Osvaldo (Cindy Rodriguez) Feliciano, Magdalena Feliciano, Carmen Feliciano, Luis E. Acevedo, America (Carlos M. Davita) Montalvo, Ramon E. (Maria Perez) Acevedo, Jose (Mildret Sosa) Fontanez, Yanira (Jose Villanueva) Fontanez, and Jasmine Torres; brother in law, Miguel Perez; 40 grandchildren and 60 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, daughter; Madelin Feliciano; and husband Modesto Fontanez. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5-7pm on Friday, January 2, 2014. Funeral services will begin at 7pm. Please visit www.andersonpatterson.com to share a memory or express condolences by signing Ramon’s guest book.
Frederick Wendel Mangold died on December 16, 2014 in Lehigh Acres, Florida due tp cancer. He was 71. Mr. Mangold was born on July 14, 1943 in South Orange, New Jersey. he was in the Coast Guard for 4 years. He lived in Brick, New Jersey for 61 years where he owned and operated the Mangold and Son’s fencing Company. Mr. Mangold is survived by his wife, Barbara; his 3 sons: Christian, patrick and Ryan; his 2 daughters: Maureen and Wendy; and 7 grandchildren. A memorial service will take place on a future date at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Beachwood, New Jersey.
Robert Madigosky, 51, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on Fri., Nov. 28, 2014 with his family by his side. He was born March 7, 1963 the son of Stephen and Joan (Tomasheski) Madisgosky in Derby, CT. He had resided in Lee Co. since 1993 and was the owner/operator of Lehigh Acres Auto Body/Alley Cat Towing.
He is survived by his sons: Justin & Joshua Madigosky; father, Stephen; sister, Lauren Genova; brothers, Mark, Greg and David Madigosky. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tues., Dec. 2, 2014 from 4-7:30 with prayer services beginning at 7:30 pm at Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services, 2701 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL 33971.
Mrs. Sue Mai Adams Wedge of Franklin, Tennessee passed away peacefully on November 24, 2014 at the age of 91. She was born in Shelbyville, Tennessee to Clara Dean Pickle Adams and Chesley Thomas Adams on July 27, 1923. Upon graduation from Draughn’s Buiness College in 1942 she went to Washington DC where she worked in the Pentagon. It was in Washington where she wed and raised a family in the Northern Virginia area outside Washington D.C. She is predeceased by her husband Leonard Frederick Wedge. She is survived by her son, Leonard Frederick, Jr. (Beth) of Roanoke, VA, daughters Martha Ann Thuma (Dick) of Franklin, TN, Linda Sue Thompson (Richard) of Springfield, VA and Sharon Marie Brooks (Darrin) of Lehigh Acres, FL, as well as twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at a future date at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, VA where she will be interred with her husband. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 615-794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com
Maria Vasquez, 58, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on Mon., Nov. 10, 2014. She was born in Guyama, Puerto Rico on May 27, 1956 the daughter of Ismael and Miriam Lebron Lopez. She was the beloved wife and mother of David, Emeline and Bobby; grandmother to Maiakai, Reuben, Alex, Emeline Maria and Alina Marie; sister to Angel, Damaris, Roberto, Celia, Joe and Ana; and sister in law to Manny, Migdalia and Brad. She sleeps now in Christ…we will see you soon!
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10-11am on Fri., Nov. 14, 2014 at the First Baptist Church, 205 Joel Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL with Pastor Hector Gomes officiating the funeral services at 11am. Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, SR 82, Fort Myers, FL.