Obituaries – 01-17-2018

Michael Dowd

Michael Dowd, artist and musician, died Jan. 10.

He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, April 16, 1955, and was raised in Cheshire, Connecticut,

He moved to Florida in 1979.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Palmetto Art Center, 907 Fifth St. W., Palmetto. Memorial contributions may be made to: Easterseals Southwest Florida Art Program, 350 Braden Ave., Sarasota, FL 34243.

He is survived by wife Robyn Cassidy, formerly of Anna Maria Island; son Kevin; four siblings; many in-laws; numerous nieces and nephews; and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

 

Holly Ann LaMarche

Holly Ann LaMarche, 54, of Anna Maria and most recently Vincennes, Indiana, died Jan. 11. She was born in Vincennes Oct. 21, 1963.

She graduated from Lincoln High School and then Vincennes University with a degree in English. She was known among her friends and family for her love of unusual words and their meanings.

She worked as a dental assistant for many years in Indiana and Florida. She began training with Dr. Steve Mullins in Vincennes and continued working in dental offices for several years after moving to Florida in 2003. She frequently assisted with dental surgery in hospitals and especially enjoyed working with young children and elderly patients.

She was an animal lover, and was especially crazy about her beloved dog Rascal and her cows, Leapy, Cinco and Ziggy. She was an avid sports fan and followed pro tennis, the Indy 500 and NASCAR.

She always longed for the simple life in the country and was not always a fan of today’s technology. She was a hard worker, determined and very strong willed.

She met and overcame many challenges and had recently accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.

She will be sadly missed by family and her many friends and co-workers in Florida.

Memorial gifts may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 520 S. Seventh St., Vincennes IN 47591. Online condolences may be made at goodwinfamilyfh.com.

She is survived by parents August and Millie Fisher, stepfather Dave Fisher, stepmother Elizabeth, sister Sherri Lamb and husband Danny, brothers Chris of Evansville and Tim and wife Sandy of Vincennes; nieces Leigh Ann Singleton, Katie Montcalm and Chloe; and nephew Noah.

Holly Ann LaMarche, 54, of Anna Maria and most recently Vincennes, Indiana, died Jan. 11. She was born in Vincennes Oct. 21, 1963.

She graduated from Lincoln High School and then Vincennes University with a degree in English. She was known among her friends and family for her love of unusual words and their meanings.

She worked as a dental assistant for many years in Indiana and Florida. She began training with Dr. Steve Mullins in Vincennes and continued working in dental offices for several years after moving to Florida in 2003. She frequently assisted with dental surgery in hospitals and especially enjoyed working with young children and elderly patients.

She was an animal lover, and was especially crazy about her beloved dog Rascal and her cows, Leapy, Cinco and Ziggy. She was an avid sports fan and followed pro tennis, the Indy 500 and NASCAR.

She always longed for the simple life in the country and was not always a fan of today’s technology. She was a hard worker, determined and very strong willed.

She met and overcame many challenges and had recently accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.

She will be sadly missed by family and her many friends and co-workers in Florida.

Memorial gifts may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 520 S. Seventh St., Vincennes IN 47591. Online condolences may be made at goodwinfamilyfh.com.

She is survived by parents August and Millie Fisher, stepfather Dave Fisher, stepmother Elizabeth, sister Sherri Lamb and husband Danny, brothers Chris of Evansville and Tim and wife Sandy of Vincennes; nieces Leigh Ann Singleton, Katie Montcalm and Chloe; and nephew Noah.

 

Delia Sperry

Delia Sperry died Jan. 2 in Leesburg. She was 107.     She was born in Passaic, New Jersey, to Orie and Lena Intveld and she lived in Bedminster, Panther Valley, North Plainfield and Basking Ridge before moving to Leesburg in 2010.

She was a homemaker. Before that she was a bookkeeper for the Ortho Pharmaceutical Co.

Mrs. Sperry loved to travel and especially enjoyed cruises. Her brother-in-law, Jack Holmes, developed Holmes Beach and is the city’s namesake.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares FL 32778. Condolences may be made to baileyfuneral.com.

She is survived by daughter Barbara MacQueen of Leesburg; step-son William T. Jr. of Pompton Plains, New Jersey; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

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