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Date of Issue: October 21, 2009

Obituaries

Nancy Anne (McSween) Dunne

Nancy Anne (McSween) Dunne, 80, of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 11.

Born in Ionia, Mich., Mrs. Dunne was an educator and service volunteer. She was a graduate of East Grand Rapids High School. She attended Albion College, Albion, Mich., and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1951. She taught briefly in both the Grand Rapids and East Grand Rapids school systems. She was an officer in the Schenectady Junior League in New York, president of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra Association and was named Volunteer of the Year in Schenectady. She also served on the city’s volunteer bureau staff. She was commissioned by Bishop Broderick of the Albany Diocese to establish a Ladies of Charity Catholic Service Organization, beginning a 50-year association with the organization. She served as that organization’s national president and was elected as a representative from the United States to the Association of International Charities, the organization’s international group based in Brussels, Belgium. She also founded a Ladies of Charity group in Orlando. She served as the LCUSA representative on the U.S. Catholic Charities Board and she was  affiliated with the Catholic charities offices in Albany, N.Y., and Orlando.

Since moving to Anna Maria Island in 1999, she served as a director and president the American Association of University Women-Manatee County Branch; as a director for the Manatee Symphony Association; and was the last president of the Anna Maria Women’s Club before it disbanded. She was a tutor for students at both the Anna Maria Island Community Center and the Anna Maria Island Elementary School. She was an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist at the Church of the Annunciation, Altamonte Springs, and St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. She was a member of the Key Royale Golf Club and the “Order of the Rose” for her 50-year affiliation with the Alpha Xi Delta National Sorority. 

Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diane Downey Reading Enrichment Project, in care of LCUSA, 13663 Rider Trail N., Earth City MO 63045.

She is survived by husband James; sons James and wife Cindy of Lakeland and Stephen and wife Patricia of Orlando; and grandson Ryan of Murrells Inlet, S.C.

Mary Emilie Madeira

Memorial services for Mary Emilie Madeira will take place at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22 in the chapel at Westminster Towers, 1533 Fourth Ave. W., Bradenton.

Mrs. Madeira was a volunteer with the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.

She is survived by sister Carolyne Norwood of Anna Maria; and brothers J. F. Probst of St. Petersburg, Luther Middleton of Hendersonville, N.C., and Edward Middleton of New Freedom, Pa.

Ankie Watt

Ankie Watt, 91, of Ashland, Va., and formerly of Bradenton, died Sept. 15.

She is survived by son John W. II and his wife Florence Watt; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Private inurnment will be held at Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Evelyn A. Weber

Evelyn A. Weber, 89, of Holmes Beach, formerly of Owensboro, Ky., died Oct. 6.

Services were Oct. 9 at Crosspointe Fellowship, Anna Maria Island. Bradenton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by husband John “Jack”; son Glenn Gore of Clyde, N.C.; stepdaughters Beth Woodwell of Jensen Beach and Lynn of Stuart; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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