Obituaries March 27, 2014

Published on: March 26, 2014

Ellen Marie Norton

Ellen Marie Norton, 71, of Sun City Center, loving wife and mother, went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emory and Grace Helms.

She is survived by her loving husband, Paul Norton; sisters Vernice Waddick and Barbara Raines Baker; sons David (Tammie) Norton and Michael (Angela) Norton; grandchildren Whitney, Ashley, Matthew and Christopher Norton; and many nieces and nephews. 

The funeral service was held on March 22, at Sun City Center Funeral Home. Burial was at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens, Brandon. 


Margo B. Shanley

Margo Shanley

Margo B. (Belbusti) Shanley, 86, of Sun City Center, Fla., born in Northford, Conn., passed away peacefully March 2, 2014, in Florida. Mrs. Shanley enjoyed a long life of good general health, despite her diagnosis of lupus 40 years ago.

Margo was born June 26, 1927, daughter of the late Adelino “Fritz” Belbusti and Theresa (Barberini) Belbusti. Her parents died tragically in a house fire in 1935, when Margo was saved by her mother, who pushed the eight-year-old out a second-story window. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald E. Shanley, and infant son John.  

She is survived by her children: Donald Edward Shanley (Dave Barba) of Branford, Conn.; Karen Shanley (Mary Galvin) of West Haven, Conn.; and BarbaraJean Gage (Kenneth Gage) of Sharon, Mass.  She had three grandchildren: Christine (Gage) McCarthy (Kevin McCarthy) of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Stephen Gage of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; and John Donald Galvin Shanley of West Haven, Conn. She was predeceased by her sisters Jean Anderson, Elsie Ek, Mary Dinwoodie and Ann Trotta, and her brother Bruno Belbusti. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews who cherished their Aunt Margo and have many fond memories of family picnics and holiday celebrations. 

As a young woman Margo was employed as a telephone operator in New Haven. She raised her family in North Haven and Northford, and lived in Florida for the past 25 years. To keep active, she intermittently worked until the age of 85 at various part-time jobs, most recently as a demonstrator for Publix Supermarket, serving patrons samples of promotional food items.  She was an active parishioner at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center, and also enjoyed square dancing, in which she was active for the last 45 years. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date in North Haven, Conn., with interment to follow at St. Agnes Cemetery in Branford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Margo’s memory may be made to the Lupus Foundation of Florida,



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