ALSOBROOK, Sunny S., died May 16, 2003 at the age of 94. She is survived by her daughters, Bonny Ritchie Soreck (William) and Mary Lepley; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all. Donations may be made to Casa de los Ninos, 1101 N. 4th. Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705. A Memorial Service will be held later. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
Rosemary Finateri Bosco
64, formerly of Naugatuck, Connecticut, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at Northwest Hospital in Tucson. She was the widow of Douglas Bosco.
Mrs. Bosco was born April 1, 1939, in Waterbury, Conn., daughter of Yolanda (Sagnella) Finateri of Arizona and the late Nunzio Finateri. She worked for many years as a cook at the Old Corner Cafe in Union City, Conn, and was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Union City.
She also worked with children at the San Xavier Mission in Arizona as an assistant teacher of the Good News, and spent many hours volunteering with handicapped adults.
Besides her mother, she leaves two sons, Carmen Cocchiola and John Cocchiola, both of Waterbury; two daughters, Roseanne Ruggles of Naugatuck and Lorraine Cocchiola of Waterbury; two stepsons, Anthony Bosco of Waterbury and Robert Bosco of Naugatuck; a stepdaughter, Beth Markette of Naugatuck; two brothers, Anthony Finateri of Naugatuck and Richard Finateri of Arizona; two sisters, Nancy Finateri of Arizona and Barbara Regan of Rhode Island, and 12 grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be said in Tucson on May 31, at 10:00 a.m. at the San Xavier Mission Church. A Reception will follow at the San Xavier School Cafeteria. Flowers may be sent to the church on May 31st.
BOUSE, Eugene Thomas, died May 12, 2003 in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Friends may call at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, Thursday, May 22, 2003 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2003 at East Lawn Palms Cemetery.
Mary G. Church,
90, Tucson, Az. Died Saturday, May 17, 2003 at her home. Born January 1, 1913 in Lowell, Massachusetts. She was the eldest surviving child of Elias G. and Stavroula (Landakos) Gianarakos. Mary graduated from Lowell Public Schools and Greek School, and then went on scholarship to Cazenovia Seminary in upstate New York. Upon graduating from Cazenovia, she then attended Syracuse University.
In 1934, she married Harold W. Church, with whom she shared 60 years of love, until his death in 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters, two granddaughters and two daughters, Dorothea “Bunny” E. Dixon (Bob) and Beverlee A. Cheeseman (Phil). She is survived by three brothers, Christos E. Gianarakos, Peter E. Generakos and Telemachus E. Gianarakos, all of California; a daughter, Coni Hadden (Gordon) of Liberty, Missouri; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
She started working at Sears Roebuck during WWII, and retired after 40-odd years. Her favorite pasttime included anything to do with gardening and plan life. Her many activities included volunteer work as Charter member Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society, the Bromilead Society, Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, over 15 years of service to the Desert Legume Program at U of A, Tucson Master Gardener, Tucson Community Gardens, the Begonia Society, and the Old Pueblo Sears Retirees Club. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any of the above organizations. Services will include a visitation on Thursday, May 22, 2003 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and a Funeral Service on Friday, May 23, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY CHAPEL, 5801 E. Grant Road, Tucson.
HARPER, Mildred G., 70, died May 15, 2003. ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, (888-1111).
JOYCE, Mary Ama, 86, of Tucson, died May 17, 2003. Born in Giles County, Tennessee to John Thomas Bottom and Dolly Moore Bottom, she raised her family in Louisville, Kentucky where she was a long-time member of Shively Baptist Church. The former ICU nurse’s aide moved to Tucson in 1976 and brought her faith to Enchanted Hills Baptist Church where she remained active until moving into an assisted living home in 2000.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, William Lee Joyce; her daughter, Regina Joyce Young; sisters, Emma Darnell and Martha Chester; and brothers, James “Rocky” Bottom, Morris Bottom and Heinman Bottom.
She is survived by her sons, James Richard (Marcia) Joyce of Stewart’s Point, CA and Jerry Lee (Wendy) Joyce of Tucson and son-in-law, Larry Young of Fremont, CA; grandchildren, Dale Young of CA, Derrick Young of Hawaii, and Heidi, Kari and Nathan Joyce of Tucson; great-grandchildren, Michael, Alana, and Dominica Young of CA; sisters, Jewel Boren and Agnes Rolin; brother, John Thomas Bottom, all of Tennessee; and many loving nephews and nieces.
Mary will be remembered for her tireless work with “shut-in” church friends and her marvelous hand stitched quilts.
Funeral services Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway, followed by interment at All Faiths Memorial Park Desert Vista Cemetery, 2151 S. Avenida los Reyes. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.
LAOS, Fernando “Fritz” A., 79, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away May 18, 2003 born October 27, 1923. Preceded in death by his wife, Emma; parents, Fernando and Mercedes; brothers, Alex and Gene. Survived by daughters, Karen (David) Evans and Jackie (Steve) Gray; sons, Fritz, Jr. (Arlene) and Scott (Lynn); brother, Art (Josephine); sisters-in-law, Banta and Joan; grandchildren, Jesse, Michael, Breanna, Andrew, Kyle, Isabella, Kory and Fritzy. Also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 21, 2003, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY (South Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave., with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered Thursday, May 22, 2003, 9:00 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
MCCURRY, Frank, “Al”, 84, of San Manuel, died May 17, 2003. Born April 27, 1919, in Canon City, CO. He was a retired Copper Mine Mill Supervisor, Past Exalted Ruler B P O E, San Manuel lodge 2007, and a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving in WW II. He is survived by his wife, Joan McCurry of San Manuel; three sons, Douglas F. McCurry of Tucson, David L. Newton of Annapolis, MD, Robert B. Newton of Show Low, AZ; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be Thursday, May 22, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. EVERGREEN MORTUARY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.
Jack B. Pittman
90, Our precious husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather went home to be with the Lord on May 17, 2003, his 66th wedding anniversary. He leaves his devoted wife, Pauline and children, Jack (Vilma) Pittman, Richard (Robyn) Pittman and Geri (Mike) Linehan along with grandchildren, Teri, Billy and Richard Pittman, Lindsay Land, Kelley Lizarraga, Jeff Pittman, Joe and Jeff Linehan and Lynette Hampton. He also leaves 11 great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister. He was the owner of Jack Pittman Heating and Cooling before his retirement in 1987. The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregiver at Villa Campana for their loving, supportive care. Visitation at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY & CEMETERY, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Tuesday, May 19, 2003, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial and graveside service, Wednesday, May 20, 2003, 2:00 p.m. EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY CHAPEL. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association.
83, born May 20, 1919 in Mexico City and died in Tucson, AZ on May 16, 2003. Long time resident of Nogales Sonora-Arizona. Preceded in death by her mother, Maria Sencion and father, Enrique Megniott. Sister of, Manuela Flores, Julia Sencion Briz (David) and Jose Sencion Godoy (Teresa); aunt of Gabriel (Herlinda) Flores, Esther Moreno (Benito), Lupita Shestko (Cesar R. Ramirez) and Margarita Alvarez; brother-in-law, Eligio Silvestre Flores and numerous cousins, grand nieces and grand nephews. Visitation is Wednesday, May 21, 2003 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Vigil service starting at 7:00 p.m. at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3435 N. 1st. Ave, (888-1111).
STENNIS, Brenda C., 47, died May 15, 2003. Born in Gould, AR to Atward and Mary Stennis of Tucson. Review will be on Wednesday, May 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd. Funeral will be on Thursday, May 22, at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Calvery Baptist Church, 210 E. Lester.
THOMAS, Arthur E., 80, died May 13, 2003. ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, (888-1111).
TOM, Johnny Jr., passed away May 17, 2003 in Tucson, AZ. Survived by sister, Helen (Edward); brothers, Lionel, Herbert, David (Sylvia); nieces and nephews, Odin, Celina, Jason, Gina, Tiana, Giselle, Carlos and Gisenia. Johnny was the owner of J&B Market. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, May 21st, 4:30 p.m. at Santa Rosa de Lima Church, 2015 N. Calle Central.
WILSON, Rickey J., 45, died May 17, 2003. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
In Loving Memory of
Stephen Angelo Ward
May 4, 1957 – May 8, 2003
A Special Thank You to all his wonderful friends and family.
From: all his family