Obituaries

Friday, January 23, 2015
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Joe Alonzo Jr.

1951-2014

Joe Alonzo Jr. passed away Nov. 29, 2014 after a short illness with family at his bedside. A celebration of life and memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at St. Paul's Espiscopal Church, in the garden with Father Larry Hooper officiating.

Friday, January 23, 2015
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Frances Yvonne Alexander Lioi

Frances Yvonne Alexander Lioi, age 69, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at her home in Port Saint Lucie, Fla.

Frances was a native of Key West. It was always her "home."

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Albert "Daddy" and Pura Atwell; her parents, Raymond Lamar Alexander and Rosemarie Atwell Gaskins; her uncles and aunts, Eula Atwell Sawyer, Luvinia Atwell Gates, Albert (Tica) Atwell Jr., Evelyn Atwell Bethel, Andrew Anthony "Boy" Atwell; her son Scott Dale Murphy; her grandson Timothy Dale Murphy; and nephew, Albert Atwell.

Frances is survived by her daughter; Karen Murphy Sherry; two sons, Christopher Charles Murphy, and Jerry Owen Murphy, her husband Rudolph Lioi; her former husband, Christopher Smith; seven grandchildren, Kayla Murphy, Brittany Sherry, Morgan Sherry, Rachel Sherry, Amanda Murphy, Emily Murphy and Camden Murphy Hickman; two great-grandchildren, Dan Everett Murphy Riedel and Chloe Amber Murphy Morrison; cousins, Terri Atwell Veliz, Patti Atwell and Mary Atwell Martinez; and many extended family members and loving friends.

Frances will return "home" for her final resting. Viewing will be at 2 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel, with services held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea. The burial will follow in the family plot at the Key West Cemetery. Castillo and Thurston's Key West Mortuary is in charge of arrangements, 328 Truman Ave., Key West, Fla. 33040, 305-294-3069.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Joe Alonzo Jr.

1951-2014

Joe Alonzo Jr. passed away Nov. 29, 2014 after a short illness with family at his bedside.

A celebration of life and memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at St. Paul's Espiscopal Church, in the garden with Father Larry Hooper officiating.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Asuncion Ruiz

Asuncion Ruiz, 94, passed away Sunday Jan. 18, 2015 at Key West Health and Rehabilitation Center. A viewing will take place Friday Jan. 23, 2015 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home chapel, immediately followed by funeral services at 3 p.m. at the Basilica of St. Marys Star of the Sea Church.

All arrangements are entrusted to Castillo and Thurston's Key West Mortuary and Cremation center.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Ann McCaul Buckley

Ann McCaul Buckley, 68, of Marathon, Fla. and Elephant Butte, N.M., went to heaven, Jan. 15 2015. She was born in Boston, Mass., on May 9, 1946. Ann graduated from Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School Cape Cod in 1964, and received her Master's of Science Nursing Degree at NMSU in 2000. She was married to the love of her life William Philip Buckley.

She was an RN at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, N.M. for 17 years and most recently she was an RN at Fisherman's Hospital in Marathon. She also taught nursing at DACC, NMSU, and FKCC as an Associate Professor. Certifications included RN-NM (Compact License), RN-FL, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation, organ donor coordinator and Volunteer Fire fighter/Paramedic.

Her favorite activities included: travelling to visit friends and family, cruising, motorcycling and a passion for teaching that never left.

Ann truly loved being a Mom, grandmother and great grandmother.

Ann is survived by her husband Bill, daughter Karyn Buckley with Billy DeSilver and, sons John and Jay Stevens, granddaughters Kelsey Stevens and Katelyn McCann her husband Dillon, and great granddaughter Aria McCann.

She was preceded in death by her son Timothy Stevens. Also is survived by step-son Peter Launie Sr. and his children: Peter Jr., Steven and Nicole.

A celebration of Life will be held at San Pablo Catholic Church, Marathon, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at 1 p.m., followed immediately thereafter by a reception in the Church Hall. Another Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Las Cruces, N.M. at the Newman Center.

The family wishes in lieu of flowers that Memorials can be made to Saint Jude or the charity of one's choice.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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TAMMY GILLIKIN

Tammy Gillikin, 55, of Key West, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Memorial services will be held at a later date. The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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Curtis Massie

Curtis Massie, 53, died Jan. 16, 2015 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami.

Born on May 11, 1961 in Sheboygan, Wis. He then moved to Mayport, Fla. where his father was stationed in the Navy. After the death of his father, they moved to Melrose, Fla. at Lake Santa Fe. He was a graduate of Hawthorne High School in Hawthorne, Fla.

Curtis came to Key West with the company he worked for to take down the Old Electric plant on Stock Island. When the job was over he didn't want to leave. Like a lot of people, he came here and fell for the lifestyle and decided to make Key West his home.

Curtis was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 28 and served as their Commander for several years. He was instrumental in getting a Scholarship for the Nurses program at the Community College. He put in a lot of volunteer time helping out with various fundraisers and cooking in the kitchen. Curtis was a kind and gentle soul. He would do anything for you if it was within his power. He was a man of many talents.

Curtis is preceded in death by his parents Leland and Eileen Massie, brother Charles Henry Hineman, brother Michael Lee Massie. He is survived by his brother Doug Massie (Deborah) of Melrose, brother Jeffrey Massie, (Lee), his nephew Aaron Massie (Martha) his niece Melissa Alexander (Greg), neice Mindi McVeigh (Todd) and and many great nieces and nephews. He leaves behind his Key West family George and Sheri Cabanas, his little buddies Cameron Carroll and Jonathan Pinder whom he loved like they were his own.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the American Legion Post 28 on Stock Island at a later date.