Obituaries from around the greater Englewood region.
Nov. 14, 2014
Edward J. DeLuca Sr., 88, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at Bay Pines VA Medical Center in Saint Petersburg, Fla.
Born on Dec. 6, 1925, in Natick, Mass., a son of the late Frank and Annie (Romanelli) DeLuca, Edward served in the United States Army during World War II as an infantryman with the 87th Infantry Division. He was wounded and captured during the Battle of the Bulge and remained a POW until the end of the war. Mr. DeLuca was a proud member of the American Legion.
Nov. 6, 2014
John L. Ludwig, 83, formerly of Mount Vernon, Ill., found his paradise in Rotonda, Fla. Born July 28, 1931, in Highland, Ill., he has been a resident of Florida for over 20 wonderful years. John passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, of complications due to pneumonia.
John was an active member of many groups, including the Rotonda Golf and Country Club, Gulf Coast United Methodist Church and the Fiesta Club. A devout Christian, John especially enjoyed golfing, dancing, swimming and playing the piano and cards. He is remembered as “smiling, considerate and interested in all. … I’ve never known anyone else who so enjoyed life.”
Oct. 24, 2014
Ruth J. Shea, 91, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Englewood, passed away on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.
Born Nov. 7, 1922 in Springfield, Mass., she had been a resident of Englewood since 1982, coming from Lexington, Mass. Mrs. Shea was a loving wife, mother and homemaker for her family. She retired from working for an internist in Leominster, Mass., in 1982 after 28 years as his clerical assistant.
Oct. 22, 2014
Dr. John F. Kelly of Rotonda West, Fla., formerly of Norwood, Mass., and East Dennis, Mass., died Oct. 22, 2014, at home after a brief illness at the age of 93.
He was born Dec. 1, 1920, the youngest son of the late Edmund J. and Annie T. (Shea) Kelly. On Aug. 3, 1946, he married Anna L. MacDonald and enjoyed 57 years of marriage. They resided in Hyde Park, Mass., where he opened his general medical practice, until moving to Norwood where they raised seven children. John was a graduate of Norwood High School, Class of 1938, Boston College, Class of 1943, and Boston University School of Medicine, Class of 1946. He was a Navy veteran.
Oct. 10, 2014
Judith “Judi” Lynn Chamberlain passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.
Her parents, the late Elmer Lee and Mary Laphena Adams Cobble, preceded Judi in death. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 33 years, Robert “Skeet” Chamberlain.
Oct. 15, 2014
Peggy Jo Kelly, 73, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte.
Arrangements by Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory.
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