Grimmer, Carolyn

Carolyn Grimmer, 74, of New Port Richey, passed away on June 9, 2016.  She is survived by sons, John and Christian, daughters, Robin McKeeder and Carolyn Grimmer and sister, Susanne Tilton.  She also is survived by 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Horvath, Joseph E.

Joseph E. Horvath of New Port Richey, formerly of South Bend, Indiana, passed away peacefully after a short illness.  Mr. Horvath was born on September 2, 1929 and passed on May 19, 2016.

He is survived by his wife, Joan of 66 years, children, Michael, Bradley (Hazel), Scott and Jodie, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

There will be a Mass said for him on September 27th, 2016 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, New Port Richey, FL.

Slack, Barbara L.

Barbara L. Slack, 50 of New Port Richey, passed away on May 17, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Richard, daughters, Randi and Anna, son, Zac, sisters, Cami and Jodi, brother-in-law, Reggie, niece, Krystal, nephew, Kenny and daughter-in-law, Danielle.

Eden, Carolyn

Eden, Carolyn J., 57 of New Port Richey, a/k/a Mama Ne Ne, died May 1, 2016. Survived by husband, Carl, son, Matthew, daughters, Jennifer, Kristen(Duane) and Jaclyn, mother, Barbara, brothers, Danny and Dennis, sisters, Cristine and Suzanne, grands, Hailey Rose and Mason. Predeceased by father Dionicio and sister, Francine.

Visitation, Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. and Memorial Service at 5:00 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel.


Pieretti, James

James Pieretti, a longtime resident of New Port Richey, age 64 died at home with his family and friends at his side on April 27, 2016. He was the son of the late Felix Pieretti and Genevieve Paquin Pieretti. He is survived by seven sisters, Barbara Burns, Nancy Burns, Lois Burns, Felicia Pieretti, Janice Griffin, his twin, Linda Simpson and Donna Monty. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Pease join in a celebration of his life to be held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church on 4125 U.S. Highway 19, New Port Richey, on May 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations or plantings for the memory garden at Westminster Presbyterian Church, New Port Richey, FL 34652.

Morgan Funeral Home


Loftus, Michael Patrick (Wally)

Michael Patrick Loftus (Wally), age 67 of Holiday, Florida, died on March 15, 2016.  He was born in Corona, Queens, New York and lived in East Patchogue, New York before moving to Florida in the late 1970’s.  Graduate of Bellport High School in the Class of 1966.  He served proudly in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 – 1970.  He worked as an auto mechanic before retiring.  Michael is survived by his sisters, Kathleen and husband Bob Murray, JoAnne and husband, Dan Quinn, Helen and husband Pete Steininger, brothers, James and wife Penny Loftus and Thomas Loftus.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel.


Pina, Karen Amelia (Rogers)

Karen Amelia Pina passed away on March 4, 2016 in New Port Richey, Florida.  She was born in June of 1969.  Karen was the beloved daughter of Charles and Jean Rogers.  She was also the beloved mother of Brittany and Mitchell Pina. She is also survived by her brother Steven Rogers and sister, Faith Rogers, nieces, Margaret Aubel and Emma Rogers and nephew, Charles Rogers.

Karen attended Brockport Central High School in New York and graduated in the class of 1987.  Karen was a civilian employee of the Rochester Police Department from 2001 to 2014, where she performed various administrative duties, including coordinating the school crosssing guard program.

Karen’s sources of enjoyment included fast cars, fashion, 80’s rock, candy, family, pets, traveling, theme parks, gardening and feeding the wild birds.  After Karen moved to Florida, she became a true Floridian, who loved the sunshine and beaches.

Karen passed away at home after a two year illness.  Karen faced many obstacles, but her heart was set on her children of whom she was so proud of.

A final positive note: Karen donated her eyes, so now two people can see.

There will be at visitation at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, March 11th, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, with a service at noon and burial to follow at East Elfers Cemetery.


Blanden, Tina D.

Tina D. Blanden, 63, of Fort Myers, died February 23, 2016. She is survived by her father, David Blanden and brother, Thomas Blanden.

There will be a visitation at the First Assembly of God Church in Fort Myers on Saturday, February 27th starting at 11:00 a.m. and Service will be held at Noon. 

There will also be a visitation at Asbury United Methodist Church of New Port Richey on Monday, February 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a Service at 11:00 a.m.  Burial to follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Fort Myer’s Christian School.


Freeman, Roger K.

Roger K. Freeman, 87 of New Port Richey, passed away on February 17, 2016.  He is survived by his son, Dwight and daughter, Pamela May Freeman Trudel and two grandchildren.  Memorial donations may be made to Community Congregational Church, Gulfside Hospice or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

HEFFRON, Ruth Palmer

Ruth Palmer Heffron, age 87, passed away peacefully Monday, February 15, 2016 at HPH Hospice in New Port Richey, FL.

Ruth was born June 10, 1929 in Vernon, Alabama to Pearlie Robertson Palmer and Robert Daniel Palmer. After high school she moved with her sister, Marie, to Washington, D.C. She lived there until meeting and marrying Louis Heffron, her husband of 37 years. They moved to the Virgin Islands where she worked as an optician assistant for many years. Later in life they relocated back to the states and settled in the panhandle of Florida where they had several business endeavors. After a time they moved to Sebring, FL then to New Port Richey where she resumed her work as an optician assistant. Ruth had a passion for animals, especially cats and was always taking care of the homeless cats in her neighborhood. She also loved flowers and gardening, enjoying the lush tropical plants in the Caribbean where she and her husband spent most of their married life.

She is survived by her sister, Marie Myrick, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Murphy M. Palmer, Columbus, MS and Reuben Palmer, Saraland, AL, husband, Louis, and brother-in-law George Myrick.

A memorial Mass in celebration of Ruth Heffron will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Thursday, February 18, 2016, 10 a.m., High Street, New Port Ritchey. Her cremains will be buried with her husband, Louis, at later graveside services, Lovejoy Cemetery, Beaverton, Alabama. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey, Florida and Norwood Funeral Home, Guin, Alabama are assisting the family with arrangements. Please leave messages of condolences at and In lieu of flowers please offer a contribution to your local animal shelter in honor of Ruth Heffron.