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.

Sheldon, Angela L.

Angela Lucille (DeMartino) Skop Sheldon passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in New Port Richey, FL.   Angie was born on April 20, 1923 to Columba and Carmelo DeMartino in Hartford, CT.   She served in the Navy during WWII and married Walter Skop in 1946. They had a child, Gail Marie but Walter passed away in 1956.  Angie married her current husband, Ralph in 1960 and they went on to run their family restaurant, The Glen, in Russell for many years. They ultimately retired to Florida.  As well as her daughter Gail, she leaves son, Robin and his close friend Jessica, son Steven and his wife, Edite, 2 grandchildren, Danielle Sheldon and Shana Dubay, and one great grandchild, Evelyn.  Angela was predeceased by her sister Marie and her twin brother, Ralph.

Angela was a long time member of Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Russell and her strong Catholic faith was a major contributing part of her life. She served enthusiastically on many of their committees and was especially fond of organizing and singing in the choir.  Angela was an accomplished singer and sang in many USO service-oriented productions.  She was a life member of the Russell Veteran’s of Foreign War Post #6645 Auxiliary.  She served as Auxiliary president and Massachusetts District #7 President.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Morgan Funeral Home. A service will held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, April 1, 2017 with a reception to follow at Wood Trail Condominium Meeting Hall, Passport Lane, New Port Richey.  A service will be held at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Agawam, MA at a later date to be announced.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Gulfside Hospice, 6117 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL  34653.

Blanden, David M.

David M. Blanden, 93, passed away peacefully on March 26. 

David is predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Beverly Jane, and his daughter, Tina. David is a WWII Veteran, proudly serving in the Army, and retired after many years of devoted service to New York Telephone Company.

He is survived by his son, Tom (Dawn), Granddaughters Stephanie (Matthew), Marsha (Omar) and his Great Grandson, Christian, plus several Nephews and Nieces. Visitation at 9:30 with Services at 10, Friday at Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Gulfside Hospice, Zepherhills, Fl.

Jernigan, Ricky

Ricky A. Jernigan, 64, of New Port Richey, passed away on March 17, 2017.  He is survived by his wife, Kim, brothers, Rodney and Randy, sister, Rebecca and step-daughter, Kathleen Perkins.

Ricky served in the U.S. Army.  There will be a Graveside service for him on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2:00 with Military Honors at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.