Barrette, Genevieve A.

Genevieve Ann Barrette, 93 of New Port Richey, passed away on February 8, 2019. She is survived by her son, David, brother, Michael, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Hartshorne, Walter J.

Walter J. Hartshorne, 89 of New Port Richey, passed away on February 6, 2019. He is survived by sons, Steve, Bill and Thomas, daughters, Jean Styles and Mary Jane Moran, sister, Joan Welsh, 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Bruessel, Elizabeth Krivo Scarfo

Elizabeth Krivo Scarfo Bruessel, daughter of Frank Krivo & Diane Chryssanthis Krivo, was born February 7, 1965 in Albany, New York. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School in Mt. Vernon, Iowa in 1983. She then attended Iowa Wesleyan College on a music scholarship. She transferred to and graduated from St. Leo University, San Antonio, Florida in 1987. Elizabeth began her career at AT&T Paradyne in Largo, Florida following graduation. In 1992, she married Joseph Scarfo and had two children, Joseph Xerxes Scarfo and Sophia Trinity Scarfo. The marriage ended in divorce. In 206 she married Joel Bruessel in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She moved back to Florida in 2013. Elizabeth had a liver transplant at Tampa General Hospital in 2015. In the following years, she enjoyed working retail in Tarpon Springs. Elizabeth is predeceased by her sister, Anne Krivo Klein, and father, Frank Krivo and is survived by her mother, Diane Krivo, brother, George Krivo and wife, Karen, children, Joseph and Sophia Scarfo, Uncle Jim Chryssanthis, nephews Tom Klein and wife Amy, Chrystopher Klein and wife Lea, nieces Kassandra and Victoria Krivo. Elizabeth made an honorable decision to donate her body for medical research in the area of auto immune liver disease so that others may benefit such findings. A funeral mass will be held and a date TBD at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Internment will be in the family plot at Mount Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to HPH Hospice, in New Port Richey, Florida. https://lifepathhospice.chaptershealth.org/HPHGeneralDonation

Smith, Margaret

Margaret M. (Peggy) Smith, of New Port Richey, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, surrounded by her loving family. Peggy was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 9, 1937 to Edward and Margaret (Moorman) Viancourt. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy and the Lorain County Community College of Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse for many years. She married Owen P. Smith 0n August 27, 1956 and they raised seven children. Peggy resided in Cleveland and Medina, Ohio prior to moving to New Port Richey, Florida. Peggy was an active member of St. Vincent DePaul Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister and also worked in the gift shop for many years. She was very active in the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and was Past Florida State President and Past Division President, St. Brigid Division. She was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and The Ohio State University Buckeyes (and occasionally the University of Washington Huskies.) She also enjoyed playing cards, golfing and fishing as well as camping with family and friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She is survived by her six children: Margaret (David) Kelch of Grafton, OH; Mary Schlechty of Kirkland, WA; Brian (Carla) Smith of Wadsworth, OH; Michael (Amy) Smith of North Ridgeville, OH; Patrick (Tamara) Smith of Cortland, OH; and Dennis (Heather) Smith of Maineville, OH. She especially treasured the time that she spent with her 18 grandchildren: Jessica (Rob) Kelch Pardee, Cody (Mary) Kelch, Benjamin (Andrea) Schlechty, Christopher Schlechty, Rachel (Charles) Schlechty Horkin, Caitlyn Smith Vorst, Scott (Brittany) Smith, Kelly (Candice) Truex, and Hope, Neal, Casey, Cassandra, Jacquelyn, Emily, Owen, Alex, Max and Blake Smith. She dearly loved her four great-grandchildren: Austin, Cooper, Lucy and Grady. She is also survived by her brothers Edward (Gail) and Robert Viancourt and sisters Frances Molnar and Coletta Hotes. Peggy also enjoyed many adventures with her special friend, Kenneth Pulling. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Owen P. Smith, Jr., her husband Owen P. Smith, Sr. and her brother David Viancourt. In Florida, family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Morgan Funeral Home, 6025 Trouble Creek Rd., New Port Richey. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Dr., Holiday, Florida. In Ohio, family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at Visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019, followed by a Memorial Service and Luncheon at Waite & Sons Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina, Ohio. Burial will immediately follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brookpark, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to HPH Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667.

Sammartano, Alma

Alma Sammartano, 69 of Holiday, passed away on January 21, 2019. She is survived by her son, Anthony and daughter, Teresa Pascalli. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be a Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Tarpon Springs with burial to follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations to the: “The Let Me Live Foundation” Cancer, a disease that inevitably alters the lives in our society by the stronghold it has on the body and the heart of many. A parasite that lurks and cannot be avoided, attempting to extract the hope of all things in life from the person and their loved ones. The news that you have been attacked by this parasite called cancer is an indescribable feeling of numbness as these suffocating words strip away dreams of the life you planned to live. There are choices, none desirable or empowering, such as chemotherapy and radiation which are known to take a significant toll on the body and mind. But with choice, comes consequence. The bravery from embracing these hopeful treatments comes with stress, life changes, financial struggles, and uncontrollable fear. How do you weigh the choice, to fight to live, or live to fight against the unknown that comes with the battle against cancer? Our family lived this journey along with our courageous father who was finally eternally healed from this deadly disease. It was a journey of hurt, sadness, fear, hope, struggle, and defeat. We know the fight is tough, and although we do not have control of the disease, we have joined together to assist others who are on this journey to provide hope and support through their battle. With your monetary donations, we hope to alleviate the added stresses and hardships these families face. You could be the reason a family gets to continue treatment, keep their home, car, or simply be able to have gas for transport or a meal to eat. Help us LET THEM LIVE by donating to support, strengthen, and supply hope to those who deserve to feel some form of peace over the battle of cancer. Mailing Address: 2213 Arlington Place, Clearwater, FL 33765 http://letmelivefoundation.org

Rosado, Judith

Judith Rosado, 87 of Lutz passed away on January 21, 2019.  She is survived by daughters, Sylvia Rosado-Delay, Marilyn Ramos and Betsy Rosado and sister, Juana Muniz.

Visitation will be held at North Pointe Church in Lutz on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Service will be held at 4:00 p.m.

Del Bene, Anthony P.

Anthony P. Del Bene, 83 of New Port Richey, passed away on January 20, 2019. He is survived by his daughters, Carole and Victoria and best friend Raymond Flanders (Margaret).  He is predeceased by wife, Joan, daughter, Jacqueline, brothers, John and Ralph.

Diaz, Jr., Joseph A.

Joseph A. Diaz, Jr., 60 of Tampa, passed away on January 14, 2019.  He is survived by his wife, Lisa, son, Joseph (Nikki), daughters, Andrea and Alexis and granddaughter, Emma.

Visitation will be on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home.  Mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Potts, Marcia

Marcia Potts born on December 6, 1942 passed away on December 13, 2018 at the age of 76. She was proceeded by both her parents, James Joseph Knox and Mary Thelma (Logan) Knox. Also her husband James Potts Jr. and her brother Bruce Knox. She is survived by two sisters, Jeannette Alt of Albuquerque, NM and Madeline Knox of New Port Richey. 3 children, James Potts III of Safety Harbor, Michele (Potts) Sulkosky of Derry, PA, Kimberly Marie (Potts) Lee of Beaufort, SC. 7 Grandchildren, Rickey Lee Reinhardt Jr. of Beaufort, SC, Erin Ashley (Sulkosky) Altman of Derry, PA, Heather Lynne (Reinhardt) Jaconetta of Montoursville, PA, Erica Alexis Sulkosky of Finleyville, PA, Jase Potts of Safety Harbor, Riley Potts of Safety Harbor and Walker Potts of Safety Harbor. 8 Great-grandchildren, Rickey Lee III, Kylie, Dominck, Eleanor, Dylan, Sidaley, Elijah and Amalia.
Marcia was a CPA owning her own business. Traveled as much as she could, seeing all that she desired to see. After retirement she fostered for a couple of years. Was involved in many church functions. Marcia had a fantastic group of friends. She will be missed.

Fowler, Audra L.

Audra L. Fowler, 44 of New Port Richey, passed away on December 6, 2018.  She is survived by her husband, Ronald, daughters, Sydney Fowler and Jordan Leiphart, mother, Susan Korbach and brother, William Korbach.

Visitation will be held at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m.