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Date of Issue: May 19, 2005

Obituary

Norma E. Chateauneuf

Norma E. Chateauneuf, 88, of Holmes Beach, died May 15.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Chateauneuf moved to Manatee County from Batavia, N.Y., in 1978. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, and the Key Royale Club.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, or to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by daughters Carol Lynn Stevens of Hamburg, N.Y., and Marilyn Hickey of Rochester, N.Y.; sons Michael of Washington, D.C., and Richard of Palm Beach Gardens; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Carolyn C. Manning

Carolyn C. Manning, 65, of Longboat Key, died May 12.

Mrs. Manning was raised in Danvers, Mass., and was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts. She moved to Longboat Key in 1992. She was a volunteer, delivering meals to residents of Longboat Key, Bradenton Beach and Cortez for the Manatee County Meals on Wheels program. She was a member of the Longboat Key Turtle Watch, a volunteer and member of the Longboat Key Art Center and was its assistant director from 1996-2000. She was a volunteer in the benthic lab at Mote Marine Laboratory for 11 years and worked briefly in the planning and zoning department of the Town of Longboat Key.

There were no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238, or to PanCAN, 2221 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 131, El Segundo CA. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

She is survived by husband of 45 years Bill; daughters Christine Singleton of Hampton, N.H., and Karen of Arlington, Texas; son Bill of San Diego, Calif.; brother Ken Ericson of Nantucket, Mass.; and two grandchildren.

A. Mae Spencer

A. Mae Spencer, 97, of Bradenton, died May 8.

Born in Versailles, Mo., Mrs. Spencer moved to Bradenton from Tampa in 1997. She was a beautician for 40 years. She was a member of First Christian Church, Homosassa Springs, and an avid gardener.

A service of remembrance was held at 2 p.m. May 15 in Homosassa.

She is survived by son David Stephen of Anna Maria; sisters Naomi Harris of Champaign, Ill., and Lois Sparks of Decatur, Ill.; and two grandchildren.

Harry Walter Welsch Sr.

Harry Walter Welsch Sr., 90 of Anna Maria, died May 12.

Born in Gloucester, Ohio, Mr. Welsch moved to Manatee County from Charleston, W. Va., in 1986. He was a retired chemical engineer with DuPont in Belle, W. Va.

He was a graduate of Ohio State University.

Private services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by daughter Mary Jane Deitz of Charleston; son Kit of Anna Maria; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

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