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Death Notice / Obituary


Obituary - Madeline "Muriel" Stephens


Muriel Stephens of Lake Wales passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 at Palm Terrace of Lakeland Nursing and Rehab.

She was born August 20, 1935 in New York, New York to the late Robert and Anna Bazoge; she has been a resident of Lake Wales for 30 years coming from Commack, Long Island, New York. She was a homemaker, formerly employed by United Cerebral Palsy (Commack) and enjoyed fishing, bingo and spending time with her family. She was very creative with her arts and crafts and known as the “Craft Lady”.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roger Navas; second husband, George Stephens; and daughters, Theresa Navas and Karen Waters; and brothers, Robert Bazoge and Ronald Bazoge. Survivors include her daughter, Doreen Como and husband, Bob of Stuart; sons, Roger Navas of San Diego, CA and Ronald Navas of Lake Wales; sister, Debbie Cooley of North Olmsted, OH; sisters-in-law, Rose Bazoge and Anna Bazoge; thirteen grandchildren, Dawn Marie, Nicholas, Kimberly, Christopher, Robert, Michael, Brian, Matthew, Teresa, Tommy, Danny, Katieann and Christopher; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105).


Obituary - Audrey Marie Chiarella

Chiarella, Audrey Marie; on Wednesday, May 17, at the age of 92 in Tempe, AZ.  Formerly a long-time resident of Smithtown, NY.  She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph.  Cherished mother of Theresa Chiarella, Laura Reisinger (Bob), John Chiarella and Joseph Chiarella (Sandra).  Cherished Grandmother of Karin, Jeffrey(Christina), Kerry(Philip), John Michael, Daniel(Megan), and Andrea.  Cherished Great Grandmother of Hannah, Paul, RJ, Derek, and Jon’Nae.  Dear sister of Elema Burris and John L. Swimmer of OK.  During the years 1942-1943, at the age of 17, Audrey went to work for Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She learned how to rivet and after training was sent to the main plant where the B-24 Bombers were being assembled.  She worked the graveyard shift with a partner, and climbed up and crawled into the small cabin section of the plane, located behind the pilot and co-pilot, to install radio tables.  She also worked in the lower part of the nose section of the plane which housed the shell track and two gun turrets.  During the day, she went to Beautician School and later became a hair dresser.  Shortly after graduating from Beautician School, she met her husband Joe, an Army service man, on a blind date.  They married and moved to NY and had four children.  They were married for 48 years.  Audrey was proud to be a “Rosie” and to have been a part of history that honors these great women.  She was a member of the American Rosie the Riveter Association and attended conferences.  Audrey also volunteered at the Senior Center in Tempe as a Needlewielder sewing and crocheting items for donation to local hospitals and charities, and was a volunteer at two church organizations.  She was an active member of Tempe Republican Women. A Memorial Mass in her honor will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Tempe, AZ on June 3, 2017 at 10 a.m.  Interment at a later date at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY.


Death Notice - William C. Lown


Lown, William C., of Smithtown, NY on May 11, 2017 at the age of 82. Retired Athletic Director,  Brentwood School District & Proud Veteran U.S. Army. Beloved husband of Jean. Loving father of William D. (Carla) Lown, and Elizabeth Pappas. Cherished grandfather of Katie and Joseph. Dear  brother of Joan Shankel, Carolyn Lown and Dori Cacchio. He is survived by many other family members and friends. Religious Service was celebrated at Smithtown Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, NY. Interment with Military Honors followed at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY. Memorial donations may be made to;  L.I. Alzheimer’s Foundation, 5 Channel Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com



Death Notice - Florence P. Logan


Logan, Florence P. of Stony Brook, NY passed away peacefully on April 29, at the age of 87. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas A. Cherished mother of Diedre Doran, Sean Logan, Kevin Logan and Patricia Logan. Loving Grandmother of six and Great Grandmother of one. She is survived by many other family members and friends. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Sts. Philip & James R.C. Church, St. James, NY. Interment of ashes to follow at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com




Death Notice - Joseph V Barbagallo


Barbagallo, Joseph V. at the age of 83 of Stroudsburg, VA passed away peacefully on April 18. Cherished father of Ron (Daniela Consolaro) Barbagallo and Larry Barbagallo. Loving brother of Nina Muller, Vincent Barbagallo and Tom Barbagallo. He is survived by many other family members and friends. Memorial Service was celebrated at the Branch Funeral Home. Interment of ashes followed at Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery, Flushing, NY. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com