Littel, Ruth

Ruth Ann Littel joined her parents, Gerald and Margaret Littel in heaven on August 10, 2017. Ruth was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin on October 20, 1962. She attended St Jude the Apostle Grade School and was a member of Pius XI High School’s graduating class of 1980. She achieved her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and completed UWM’s Interpreter Training Program. Ruth achieved National Interpreter Certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

During her career, Ruth was a Sign Language Interpreter with the Milwaukee Public Schools, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Franklin Public Schools and Milwaukee Area Technical College. She was an Artistic Interpreter for the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, making the Arts accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons. Most recently, Ruth was interpreting for students in the Pasco County School System. She also used her sign language interpreting skills to serve patients in medical and mental health settings. Ruth cared deeply for her students, friends and family.

Ruth was always happiest when doing something to help someone else. She approached life with optimism; believing that “everything always works out,” always smiling through her own struggles. She sang in several choirs over the years. Ruth was a dedicated and enthusiastic Green Bay Packer fan and was well known for her baking skills. Ruth made the best chocolate chip cookies, because she made them with love and to make people happy.

Ruth is survived by her sister Mary Littel, her sister and brother-in-law, Joan Conrad and Craig Conrad, her brother Richard Littel, Dennis Manning, nephews Dennis Manning II and Matthew Manning, her Aunt Renee Littel, and cousins Kristi Fundak, Vicki Littel and Joseph Shabatka. She was loved dearly by Norlaine Conrad, Pat & Cindy Clark, Cary Zeznanski and her dear friend, Lucy Amirios. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory can be made to:

American Diabetes Association.

2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900.

Arlington, VA 22202

There will be a Memorial Service held at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, August 18, 2017. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. with a service following.  There will also be a Memorial for Ruth on Friday, August 25th, 2017 at St Jude the Apostle Church, 734 Glenview Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI  53213, phone #: 414-258-7371. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Mass will be at 5:00 p.m.

Hinton, Irene

Passed on August 11, 2017, she is survived by her husband, Bruce, and children, Susan of Alaska, Thomas of New Port Richey and stepson, Vincent of Georgia. Additionally, she is survived by a niece, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Before she was married, Irene, was a model and TV dancer. Later, she became director of one of the three top health spas in the world which the famous Gabor family were partners to. Jolie Gabor always used to call her “Lovely Irene” and she certainly used to turn heads driving her huge gold Oldsmobile Starfire with the roof down and her blonde hair billowing out. That lady who tried to jaywalk in front of her, and almost lost her life three times in the process, as Irene circled the block looking for a parking space, can finally safely rest now.
She retired to Florida at a young age, met Bruce, fifteen years her junior, fell in love and married. They enjoyed 46 years of togetherness, more than a decade of those years spent in their seaside home in Mexico Beach.
She particularly enjoyed bingo on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Regency Park Civic Center, of course shopping and leaves behind her mini-pin “Heidi”.
Cremation will be at Morgan Funeral Home and a service will be held at a later time. In lieu of
flowers, a donation may be made in her name to the Lighthouse for the Blind.

Devlin, Helen

Helen E. Devlin quietly passed away in the early morning hours of August 9th, 2017 at her home in New Port Richey, FL.   Born October 7th 1929, in St. Albans, NY, Helen was a faithful Catholic and enjoyed a lifetime of wonderful friends.

Helen is predeceased by her husband of 49 years, John G. Devlin.  Together they had five children, Jack (Monica), Jeanne (Richard), Peg (Bill), Jim (Michelle) and Brian (Doreen). She was predeceased by her children, Jeanne and Brian.

She is remembered as a loving and devoted mother.  She is also lovingly remembered by 13 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.  She will be dearly missed by her family and the multitude of friends she had in the New Port Richey community.  Her gratitude for your love and support will endure forever.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 18th, 2017 with a celebration of her life and reception to be held at Morgan Funeral Home following.  All are welcome.

Galasso, Thomas A.

Thomas Anthony Galasso, 19 of Holiday, passed away on July 9, 2017.  He is survived by his parents, Anthony and Noreen Galasso, sister, Nicole, grandparents, Mary Macdowell and Salvatore Galasso and a large loving family.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with a Service at 7:00 p.m.


DiGiulio, John A.

John A. DiGiulio, age 54 of Florida and formerly of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, died unexpectedly on July 2, 2017. Born in Lynn and raised in Swampscott, John attended St. John the Evangelist School and graduated from Swampscott High Class of 1981. John also attended Northeastern University and later completed his degree in engineering at Wayland University in Texas while serving in the Air Force as a pneumatics specialist on aircraft. John was a gifted and talented individual, and spent the majority of his professional career working for Henkel Corporation, where he designed and built prototypes for manufacturing solutions.  Throughout his career John attained numerous licenses and accreditations, including becoming an electrician and a commercial insurance adjuster.

John was extremely bright, loving, and affable, and always willing to share his immense skills with anyone who needed assistance.  He loved the warm weather that Florida offered, and moved permanently to the Tampa area in 2015. He enjoyed boating and meeting people in his new hometown of New Port Richey, Florida, and spending time with family and friends.  He will be deeply missed.

He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Pasquale DiGiulio of Swampscott and Florida, and his brother-in-law William E. Shanahan. He also leaves his children, John, Nicole, and Jennifer DiGiulio, grandchildren Dylan, Aria and Madelynne, his siblings Patricia Shanahan, Pamela and her husband Thomas Burkardt, Steven and his wife Cathy DiGiulio, Nancy and her husband Linus O’Donnell, as well as many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, extended family, and friends.

Private family services took place in Florida on Thursday, July 6, 2017.  Arrangements coordinated by Morgan Funeral Home, 6025 Trouble Creek Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34653.

Local services will take place on Tuesday, July 18th, 10:00AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 174 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, Mass 01907.

Burial will be private.

All are invited to join us in celebrating John’s life.

Donations in John’s memory may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, Second Floor, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 or to a charity of one’s choice.



Maloney, Francis, J.

Francis J. Maloney, 82, of New Port Richey, passed away on June 26, 2017.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathy, sons, Christopher and Michael (Maria), daughter, Susan and grandchildren, Wynn, Michael, Ryan and Patrick.  He was a member of the Emerald Society of the NYPD and the Honor Legion of the NYPD.

Visitation will be held on July 7th, 2017 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel.   Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., July 8th, 2017 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

Hallett, George B.

George B. Hallett, 83, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, died in his home in Tampa, FL, on 26 April 2017 after a long battle with vascular dementia.  His wife, Cynthia (Torregiante) was by his side.  We are sincerely grateful to Sarah Connelly for her devotion and care during his long illness, as well as to Hugo Narvarte, his kind and deeply caring doctor.  The game of golf has lost an ardent devotee and the academic world a Shakespeare scholar, poet, and orator par excellence.

Waldhauser, Terence J.





Terence J. Waldhauser, 25 of Holiday, passed away on April 24, 2017.  He is survived by wife, Stephanie, daughter, Olivia Ann, parents, Charles and Gaile Waldhauser, brother, Eric (Alissa), sister, Krista (Stephen), nieces, Ava, Ainsley and Aime, nephews, Seamus, Toby and Gio and loving family.

In lieu of flowers, family suggest that donations be made to one of the following organizations: National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide, Active Heroes, Mission 22 or Military Veteran Project.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel.  Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

DeVenny, Eleanor Ruth

Eleanor Ruth (Banyai) DeVenny passed away at home April 6 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born May 1934 in Woodbury New Jersey to Eleanor R. Barnett and Joseph Banyai.

Survived by her daughters and their spouses Deborah/Tony Iacovone, Donna/Marty Altomare, Dallas/Ronnie DeVenny, four grand-daughters Denean/Eric Miller, Jamie Hair, Laura Hair/Brandon Dill and Sydney Altomare, six great grand-children Tucker, Justin, Mikheala, Jamison, Parker and Lia. Also survived by her siblings Barbara Hanni and Ben/Gerry Banyai of New Jersey, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She moved to FL in 1971 from Oaklyn NJ, raised her family and lived here in New Port Richey for 45 years. She retired from Community HCA Hospital as a PBX operator after 20 years of service.
She loved family get-togethers and welcomed all to her home with open arms. An avid garage sale(r) and had a big heart for animals, especially stray cats. She loved playing dominoes with her grand children and great grand-children.  She looked forward to her yearly visits from her sister Barbara and spending time with her friends and neighbors. She will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Visitation will be held on April 12 between 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be at 10 am on April 13. Immediately following the service on April 13, a Celebration of Life will be held at Craft Street restaurant at 3216 Little Rd, Mitchell Ranch Plaza, Trinity, FL.

Schmitt, Helen

Helen Schmitt, born in Coplay, PA, came to Holiday, Florida over 40 years ago from Baltimore, MD.  She was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church of Holiday and a Navy veteran of World War, II.  Survivors include a son, Wayne of Denver, CO; sister, Margaret Gartner of Whitehall, PA, a brother, John Selady of Coplay, PA.  Predeceased Mary Zavecz of Bethlehem, PA.