Mildred Louise Black, 88, entered into eternal peace Saturday, May 7, 2016. She passed peacefully in her home with happy thoughts of joining her beloved husband of 59 years, Jack Black.
Mildred was born Oct. 30, 1927, a daughter of the late James Leonard Burnett and Clyde L. Burnett (Roberts). She attended Hillsborough High School and worked for the Pinellas County School District as a secretary in the Psychological Services Department. She married the late Jack Black in October 1943, and they were together until his death in 2002.
Mildred was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Sun City Center. Mildred was a very kind and gentle soul; she had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others.
Mildred leaves behind three devoted children: Jacquelyn Glandon, Stephen Black and Leonard Black; one surviving sibling, Lenora Perry of Baldwin, Ga.; and sister-in-law Nancy Burnett of Brandon. She is also survived by grandchildren Danielle, John, Jack, Courtney and Brittany; and great-grandchildren Charlotte, Natalee, Abigail and Joshua. She was preceded in death by sisters Virginia Burnett Whitlock, Irene Burnett Singletary and Dorothy Burnett Kehoe; and brothe James Leonard Burnett.
Friends and relatives are invited to celebrate Mildred’s life at noon on Saturday, May 21, at National Cremation & Burial Society, 308 E. College Ave., Ruskin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to C.A.R.E, Critter Adoption & Rescue Effort, Inc., 1528 27th St. S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570.
Condolences may be made at nationalcremation.com/location/ruskin. Arrangements entrusted to the National Cremation and Burial Society.
Louise Broome, 69, of Ruskin, passed May 12, 2016, peacefully at home. She was a loving wife of 56 years to Clois Broome.
Louise was a retired school bus driver for the Hillsborough County School District. Louise preceded in death by her son, Dwayne Broome.
She is survived by her husband Clois; their children Pamela, Johnny, Ronny and Cassie; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, with three on the way, and many other family members. Her presence within the family will be missed greatly.
A special thanks to LifePath Hospice for their compassionate care.
Arrangements by Zipperer’s Funeral Home.
Patricia Drennen of Sun City Center, Fla., was born in 1944 and passed away on April 30, 2016. She married James Drennen and had three children, who were raised in Pennsylvania. She and her husband were married for 45 years.
Her loves were her family and friends.
Barbara E. Mansfield, 91, died on May 1, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Ruskin, Fla., where she resided. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, after a year-long battle with cancer, which she met with bravery, dignity and class.
She was born January 4, 1925, in Cambridge, Mass., to Florence (Earle) and Harold Marshall of St. John’s, Newfoundland. She graduated from the Cambridge High and Latin School in 1942, then worked for several years at the Harvard Business School.
In 1945, she enlisted in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, the nation’s first uniformed U.S. service corps, which fulfilled an urgent need for nurses on the home front during World War II. While in training, she contracted tuberculosis and spent a year recovering before being able to complete her training at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, graduating in 1949.
Married in 1953 to William T. Mansfield, Barbara began a life of relocating, due to her husband’s many transfers. While raising her children, she never lost her love of literature, gardening, theater, music, the beauty of nature, and always delighted in the laughter and the love of her family and dear friends. The family finally settled in West Hartford, Conn., where they resided for 28 years before retiring to Jensen Beach on Hutchinson Island, Fla., where she loved walking the beach and collecting beautiful seashells.
She was a very special “lady” in every sense of the word: gracious, kind, loving, generous and was a true inspiration. She will be missed deeply by all who knew her.
She is survived by daughters Charlene (Edward) Coutermash of Jensen Beach, and Colleen (Richard) Henry of Ruskin; grandson Craig E. (Jill) Coutermash of Huntington, N.Y.; and great-granddaughter Mackenzie J. Skopp of Bristol, Conn. She was predeceased by William, her husband of 56 years, granddaughter Ashley M. Coutermash, and sister Marilyn A. Brown (Sullivan).
A private memorial service will be held May 23, 2016. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date, where she will again be joined with her late husband. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be sent to www.suncitycenterfuneralhome.com.
Beth Lynn Perreault of Sun City Center, Fla., went to be with the Lord on May 7, 2016.
Beth was born January 2, 1961, in Amsterdam, N.Y., to Beulah Jeffers Perreault and Omer Perreault. Beth was pre-deceased by sister Yvonne Perreault and brother Bruce Perreault. She is survived by brother Douglas Perreault of Riverview, Fla., and sister June Jeffers Wallace of Sun City Center.
A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held June 18, 2016, at 3 p.m. at JF Kicks Restaurant, 3345 Lithia-Pinecrest Road, Valrico, Fla. Immediately following, a fundraiser will be held in Beth’s memory, with proceeds going to Metavivor.org, researching a cure for metastasized breast cancer, the source of Beth’s agonizing two-year battle and early death. Details of the “Ducky Derby” fundraiser are at www.duckcancer.com.
There will be another Celebration of Beth’s Life for family in Upstate New York, where Beth, her brothers and sister were born and raised. Date to be set.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Beth’s memory to LifePath Hospice, 12470 Telecom Drive, Suite 300, Temple Terrace, FL 33637, website www.chaptershealth.org, or to Metavivor Research & Support, 1783 Forest Drive, #184, Annapolis, MD 21401, website www.metavivor.org.
Ellen M. Stein, formerly of Sun City Center, passed away suddenly on May 4, 2016, in Tyler, Texas, where she had been living for the last 18 months with her children.
Ellen was born in Far Rockaway, N.Y., to Sophia Fialkoff Neitlich and Nathan Neitlich. As a young woman she traveled to Spain to continue her love of dance with a flamenco troupe. She left her career early to marry Arthur Stein and start a family.
She is survived by her son, David (Stella) Stein of Tyler, Texas; daughter Nina (Lawrence) Crawford of Charlottesville, Va.; and grandchildren Michelle, Erica and Lindsey Stein.
While living in Sun City Center for over 20 years, Ellen was involved in many choral groups, including Sweet Adeline’s, Yom Hashoa Choir and the Kings Point Follies. She taught classes in dance that were enjoyed by many.
Ellen served Beth Israel Jewish Congregation as President of the Sisterhood, and subsequently served as President of the congregation. She was given the honor of Woman of Distinction by the Tampa Jewish Federation for her commitment to the congregation and the Sun City Center community at large. Ellen had the capacity to light up a room. Her small stature was overshadowed by her great presence. She loved her family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. June 1, 2016, at Beth Israel Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Beth Israel Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, 1115 East Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573.
Nicholas Dominick Terrone, 85, of St. Petersburg, Fla., went to a better place April 28, 2016, after a long battle with dementia and cancer. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy (nee Geller); daughter Stacey; son Joseph; sisters Rose Perroni and Loretta Dares.
He worked until he retired at 55 driving a schoolbus in New York City as well as many second part-time jobs. He was always helping others.
Nick is survived by daughter Mara Terrone-Attles; son-in-law Stephen Attles; son Lee Terrone; granddaughters Michelle Salamak and Jennifer (née Terrone) Camhi; and great-grandchildren Brianna and Laquan Worthy. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
In Nicholas’ memory, memorial contributions may be made to Sun Coast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760, which made his last days comfortable and painless, or Baytree Lakeside Assisted Living, 6411 46th Ave. N., Kenneth City, FL 33709, which cared for him for the last four years.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, at National Cremation and Burial Society, 308 E. College Ave., Ruskin; 813-645-3231. Online condolences may be expressed at nationalcremation.com/location/Ruskin.