GEORGE JOHN IPPOLITO SR. George John Ippolito, Sr., age 87, passed away January 10, 2007. Son of Italian immigrants Sam and Rose Ippolito of Stamford, CT., he successfully continued his fathers business, the Ippolito and Sons Construction Company, a commercial and residential building firm. He was married to his beloved Josephine Sadie Gerardi in 1942 and he served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in World War II. After an honorable discharge, he returned home to raise his family in Stamford, CT. As a founding member and past president of the Springdale Athletic Club, he served the community and pursued his passions for golf, cooking, landscape design, family and friends. He retired and moved to Vero Beach, FL. Known for his hospitality, he was the inspiration for the Ippolito's Family- Style Italian Restaurants of Atlanta. Mr. Ippolito is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Ellen and Anthony Magazzi of Trumbull,CT, Donna and Mark Bosley of Cumming, GA, son and daughter- in-law: George and Toni Ippolito, Jr. of Alpharetta, GA, sisters, Adeline Phillips of Marina Del Ray, CA, Eleanor Ferrara of Vero Beach, FL, Josephine Genovese of Clarkesville, GA, grandchildren: Anthony Magazzi, Alyson Trovato, Brandon Ippolito, Matt Rand, Keith Ippolito, Kristopher Ippolito, great- grand children: Anthony Magazzi, Jr., Joey Marie Trovato, Selena Magazzi, Ava Ippolito, and Kellen Ippolito. A memorial mass will be held Friday, January 19, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Cecila Church in Stamford, CT with interment to follow in St. Johns Cemetery in Darien, CT. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Fisher House Foundation, Inc, which provides housing and scholarships for families of wounded service men and women, or 1401 Rockville Pike, Ste 600, Rockville, MI 20352. Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076. (770) 993-4811 www.roswellfun
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 Alfred Spinosa   a vero
Beach resident for 23, years,
born January 14, 1911 in
Brooklyn,    NV,    died
November 2. 2006.   He is
survived by his wife of 61
years, Alyce; daughter,
Rhonda Hopkins: grandson,
Kevin: granddaughter,
Jennifer and great-grandson,
 He was a WW ii veteran,
serving a,s a Captain in the
Army   He served in the
South Pacific and saw
combat in New Guinea, the
Phillipines   and    was
wounded In Luzon.  He was
awarded the Purple Heart
plus 12 medals.    Alfred
retired from the active
reserves after 22 years.
 in 1946 he Joined the NYPO
where he worked on wire
taps and was under cover as
a Detective Second Grade.
He was later assigned to the
narcotics division and was
promoted to Detective First
Grade.  Having studied at
the   Buriltz School  of
Language, he spoke multiple
languages    including
Chinese, and began working
mostly in China Town an
Harlem.  He was a highiy
decorated Police Officer as
the   recipient     of  5
Commendations,        10
Meritorious, 8 Excellent
Police Work and one for his
expertise at the pistol range
for being the best shot and
fastest  draw,    plus  a
monetary award and plaque
for Policeman of the Year.
 He attended Forest Park
Baptist Church and was an
active member of the Italian
AmeriCan Club, a Lifetime
Member of the Military
Order of the Purple Heart
and LX A. V.. He was a former
member of the Moose Lodge
and the Elks Lodge.
 An avid fisherman who
loved playing cards and
traveling, he lived life to the
 Arrangements are under
the direction of Coxolfford-
Seawinds Funeral Home &
Crematory, Vero Beach, FL.
Condolences may be sent

 Nunziato, Anthony
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Anthony Nunziato, 70, died Oct. 13, 2008, at Bay Medical Center, Panama City. He was born in New York City and had been a resident of Vero Beach. He was a retired painter. He worked in the deli department at Wal-Mart in Vero Beach. He served in the Army. He was a member of the Italian American Club and Elks Club, both of Vero Beach. He was a Catholic. Survivors include daughters, Karen Arias of Panama City and Christine Mandato of Coconut Creek; son, Joseph Nunziato of Coconut Creek; stepsons, Ronnie Ramirez of New Jersey and Edward Ramirez of Boynton Beach; sister, Rosemarie Russo of Homestead; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ryder Nunziato. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3375 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960. SERVICES: Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home, Vero Beach. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 18 at the funeral home. A guest book may be signed at
Published in the TC Palm on 10/17/2008
 Shelton, Linda
Linda Shelton, 68, died Oct. 3, 2008, at her home. She was born in Anderson, S.C., and lived in Vero Beach for 39 years, coming from Titusville. She owned and operated Linda's Beauty Salon,  Vero Beach. She was a member of Central Assembly of God, American Legion Post 39, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3918, Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the Italian American Club. Survivors include her husband, Orval Shelton of Vero Beach; son, Bobby Wilson of Pelzer, S.C., daughters, Teresa Giannettini and Wanda Ryerson, both of Vero Beach; stepson, David Shelton of Orlando; stepdaughters, Jade Cole of Hartsville, S.C., and Sharon Gorry of Basehor, Kan., brothers, Terry Martin and Tony Martin, both of Anderson, sister, Janice Kinley of Star, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, James Olin Martin; sister, Shelby Wentzky; and brothers, James Martin and Lil Jim Smith. SERVICES: Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach. A service will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at the funeral home with the Rev. Buddy Tipton officiating.
Published in the TC Palm on 10/5/2008

The Press Journal 07/06/2010,


Frank Bruno

Frank Bruno, 82, died July 4, 2010, at his home.

He was born in Corona, N.Y.,and lived in Vero Beach for 32 years, coming from Massapequa, N.Y.

He was a veteran of the Navy, serving during World War II.

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3918, Vero Beach, and Post 516, Farmingdale, N.Y., and American Legion Post 39, Vero Beach.

He owned and operated Seaford Dodge, Seaford, N.Y., and later Frank Bruno Realty, Vero Beach.

He was a former member of the Realtors Association of Indian River County.

He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Vero Beach.

He was a member of the Vero Beach Yacht Club, Vero Beach Country Club, Italian American Club in Vero Beach , and president of the Seaford Chamber of Commerce. He was a pilot, flight instructor and member of the Civil Air Patrol.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Penny Bruno of Vero Beach; daughters, Nadine Fike of Vero Beach and Deborah McGerty of Holbrook, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Tracey Hanley of Vero Beach; sister, Anna Nuzzi of Port Richey; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

SERVICES: Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. July 7 at Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach, with a service at 11 a.m. July 8 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Crestlawn Cemetery, Vero Beach, with military honors by VFW Post 3918, Vero Beach. A guestbook is available at strunkfuneralhome. com.


 Rollen Daniels
  Rollen Dean Daniels 66 died Nov. 15, 2007, at the
Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach.
He was born in Decatur Ill, and lived in Vero Beach, coming from Springfield, Ill.  He graduated from Georgia Military Academy in College Park, Ga. In 1949.
He was an Air Force veteran.
He worked two years as a control tower operator in Jacksonville. He operated and owned grocery stores and other businesses.
He also worked at the 2002 Restaurant in Vero Beach.
He was a member of the Anzar Shrine Temple of Springfield and the Italian Americn Club of Vero Beach.
Survivors Include his wife,

Gigi Daniels; daughter. Dorothy Jean Daniels-Menich of Colorado Springs, Colo.; son, Ricky Wayne Daniels of Allen, Texas; sister, Beverly Jackson of Decatur brothers, Franklin Daniels and Steven Daniels, both of Decatur, and Michael Daniels of San FrancisCO, Kevin Daniels of Round Lake Beach, ill., and Philip Daniels of  St Louis; and four grandchildren
Memorial cOntributions may be made to the the Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietY 2006 14th Ave., Vero Beach. FL

SERVICES; Visitation will be from
 2 to 3 p.m. Nov l8 With a memorial service to follow at Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach-
 Ralph Marchio

Ralph Marchio, 70, died May 31, 2007, at his home.
He was born in Chicago and lived in Vero Beach for the past 11 years, coming from Chicago Heights, Ill
Before retirement, he was a pressure supervisor for Northern Illinois Gas for 30 years
He was a member of the Italian American Club, Vero Beach
He is survival by his wife of
12 years, Linda Rush Marchio of Vero Beach: Sons, Michael Marchio of Naperville, Ill. Anthony Marchio of Dallas and Jeff Marchio of Greenville, Ind.: daughters, Mary Marchio of Willowbrook, Ill. and Alice Pohl of Raleigh NC; sister, Frances Flickinger of Tampa. and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Ralph Marchio, Jr.
Memorial contributions may be sent to: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 432 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y. 10016.
SERVICES A memorial luncheon is at 1 p.m. June 3 at the Italian American Club of Vero Beach. Arrangements are by Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. Condolences may be sent through obit.php.

 One                                    9-11-2001
by Cheryl Sawyer

As the soot and dirt and ash rained down,
We became one color.
As we carried each other down the stairs of the burning building
We became one class.
As we lit candles of hope and rememberance.
We became one generation.
As the firefighters and police officers fought their way into the
We became one gender
As we fell to our knees in prayer for strength,
We became one faith.
As we whispered or shouted words of encouragement.
We spoke one language
As we gave our blood in lines a mile long,
We became one body.
As we mourned together the great loss
We became one family.
As we cried tears of grief and loss
We became one soul.
As we retell with pride of the sacrifice of heros
We become one people

We are
One color
One class
One generation
One gender
One faith
One language
One body
One family
One soul
One people

We are The Power of One.
We are United.
We are America

Larissa Ferretii

Joyce Ann Mullanix Nees 

In loving memory of our
best friend, mother and
 Mrs. Joyce Ann Mullinax-
Nees, 63, of Vera Beach died
Thursday, November 9, 2006
*at her residence after a brief
 Joyce was born July 1, 1943
In Hartford, Ct and moved
to Vero Beach in 1957 from
her birth place.
 Surviving are her sons Karl
Mulilnax and Clint Skinner
both  of Vero   Beach;
daughter, Donna Passmore-
Vickers of Vero Beach and
grandchildren,  Ashley
Stephenson,     Joshua
Mullinax, Matt  Hogan,
Joseph  Skinner,     Casey
Passmore, John Skinner,
Brandon Skinner, Kyle Pass-
more, Jeffery Skinner and Jacob Muhhinax.
 Mrs. Nees was preceded In
death by her husband Jerry.
son, Jimmy Skinner, father,
John Buckley and mother,
Anne Kanpik.
 Memorial contributions
may  be  made to      VNA
Hospice of Indian River
County, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960, in memory of Joyce.
 A memorial service  will be
held 11 a.m. November 16
2006 at Strunk Funeral
Home, Vero Beach with Rev.
Joe  Brooks, Twentieth
Avenue Church of God
 Joyce will  be deeply
missed but her memory will
stay in our hearts forever
 A memorial celebration
and benefit will be held 4
p.m., Sunday, November 19,
2006 at Kelly's Irish Pub on
the Miracle Mile. Proceeds
will go to the American
Cancer Society and VNA
Hospice of Indian River
County in rnemorYof4rt


Straniero, Salvatore

Salvatore T. Straniero, 84, died Oct. 7, 2008, at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach. He was born in Homdel, N.J., and lived in Vero Beach for 29 years, coming from Scotch Plains, N.J. Before retirement in 1979, he worked for the Postal Service for 34 years. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church, Italian American Club, Senior Center, Vero Beach Volunteer Ambulance Squad and Fairlane Harbor Club, all in Vero Beach, and the Exempt Fireman in New Jersey. Survivors include his son, Thomas G. Straniero of Scotch Plains; sisters, Florence Garaffa and Mary Frost, both of Hazlet, N.J.; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Philomena, in 2007. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 237 E. Marks St., Orlando, FL 32803. SERVICES: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at St. Helen Catholic Church in Vero Beach. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains. Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach.
Published in the TC Palm on 10/9/2008 
  John Massirio
John C, Massirlo, 88 died Nov. 17 2007, at Indian-
 River Medical Center In Vero Beach.
He was born in Cromwell, Conn., and lived in Vero Beach for 22 years coming from Cromwell
He was a toolmaker for Superior Electric in Bristol, Conn., for 11 years before his retirement in 1982.
He served in
the Army during
World War II.
He was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church, Vera Beach, a 4th degree knight of the Knights of Columbus, New Britain, Conn, Connecticut Sportsman's Club, Berlin, VFW Post 511 and the Disabled American Veterans both of New Britain, the Italian Anwlean Civic Association and the Italian War Veterans both of Vero Beach.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Massirio of Vero Beach son, John Massirio of Kensington, Conn.; daughters, Carol Sarnowski of Vero Beach and June Hartunian of Farmington, Conn, 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren
SERVICE: Visitation will be
from 1 to 3 P.M. Nov. 20 at the
Strunk Funeral Home, Vero
Beach with a prayer service at
2 p.m.