Obituaries – 08-09-2017

Barbara Lazzara

Barbara Lazzara, 83, of Anna Maria, died July 2.

She was born Nov. 13, 1933, in New York to the late Carl and Ivabelle (Kirkpatrick) Jolly.

She moved to Anna Maria more than 20 years ago, coming from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

While living in Oklahoma, she operated her own antique shop.

After moving to Anna Maria, she started the Islander’s Market, which was in Anna Maria and Bradenton for many years.

She was devoted to her large, extended family and many friends from all over the world. She was a mother, grandmother and aunt to so many who were friends of her own children.

She attended St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach.

A service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.  Memorial donations may be made online to the Heart Rhythm Institute of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Condolences for the family may be made online at

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ralph; daughters Melissa J. Lazzara of Anna Maria and Rosalie D’Innella and husband Pino of Milan, Italy; three grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.


Jean Ann Tourt

Jean Ann Tourt, 88, died Aug. 1. She was born Jan. 23, 1929, in Hempstead, New York, to Donald Rowe and Dorothy Gibbs.

She graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1950 with a degree in nursing. She worked as a public health nurse in Nassau County, New York.

She married Thomas R. Tourt Nov. 23, 1953, and they spent 53 years together until his passing. They moved to Oswego, Illinois, in 1968.

She was a Kendall County public health nurse and taught prenatal care. She worked for weight control. She was a member of the Oswego Civic Center and cancer society.

After retiring, they moved to Morrison, Illinois, and then to Holmes Beach.

Mrs. Tourt loved boating on the Mississippi River, golfing, tennis, skiing, cross-country skiing, biking, jogging, Jazzercise, quilting and painting. She was in the Hibiscus Club in Florida. She collected and polished agates and also collected miniature items and figures for a Victorian dollhouse. Most of all, she loved playing the piano and organ, had a love for cats and loved meeting new people.

She was a member of the Episcopal Church of Annunciation in Holmes Beach.

Mrs. Tourt is survived by her lifelong friend, Bonnie Gulbrandsen of Bradenton; sons Timothy R. and fiance Maureen O’Malley of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and Jeffrey S. and wife Cindy of Yorkville, Illinois; grandchildren Tyler J., Chad W. and wife Bethany, Zeb D. and fiance Lindsey McDonald, and Bradley S.; and great-grandchildren Hailee June and Clara Jean.

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