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Billy Sassi

Jul 30, 1949 - Nov 29, 2023

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Tucson, AZ

Billy Sassi, age 74, of Unknown passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. A visitation for Billy will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at East Lawn Palms Mortuary, 5801 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712.

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Anthony Sabori Jr.

Dec 30, 1976 - Feb 18, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of our son Anthony Sabori Jr on February 18, 2024, shortly after being diagnosed with pneumonia.He is survived by his parents Tony and Olivia Sabori, his children Anthony Landon Sabori III, Clarissa Sabori, Mariah Sabori, significant other Alyssa Fitt, nephew Caden Sabori and sibling Cathy Sabori. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.Anthony was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. He was an avid soccer player and sports fan. He was known for being an entrepreneur and his great sense of humor.The Lord came to take him and he is at peace now.You will forever be missed and always in our hearts.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Anthony Sabori, Jr., please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.There are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Rosemary Vina Lenners

Dec 14, 1940 - Nov 24, 2023

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Tucson, AZ

In Loving Memory of Rosemary Vina Lenners December 14, 1940 – November 24, 2023 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Rosemary Vina Lenners, a cherished mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and creative spirit, who left this world on November 24, 2023, surrounded by her family at the age of 83. Rosemary was born on December 14, 1940, in Rockford, Illinois to Martin Henry and Ena (Carney) Hudson. She grew up in Byron, Illinois. Rosemary filled our lives with love and an abundance of homemade goodness. Her passion for sewing, quilting, baking, and cooking was not just a skill but a reflection of her boundless love for family and friends. Her kitchen was a place of joy and creativity, where she shared her culinary talents with everyone fortunate enough to taste her creations. In addition to her culinary skills, Rosemary was an avid quilter and seamstress. Her hands crafted beautiful quilts that became treasured heirlooms, each stitch telling a story of love and dedication. Her creations adorned our homes and wrapped us in the comfort of her love. Family was at the core of Rosemary’s existence. She married the love of her life, James Michael Lenners on April 10, 1999, and together they built a home filled with love, laughter, warmth and traveling. Rosemary is survived by her children Rene (Leticia) Matus, Andre (Darlene) Matus, Greg Matus, Danny (Marla) Matus, Greg (Stacie) Lenners, Kathy (Ernie) East, along with 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, sister, Marta (Ken) Reichert of Prescott, AZ and a host of nieces and nephews. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Martin and Ena Hudson; husband, James Michael Lenners; brothers, David & Danny Hudson; sisters Maureen Robichaud & Monica Serventi and a great grandchild Azalea Almary Matus. A celebration of Rosemary’s life will take place on March 1, 2024, at 10 am at Veterans Cemetery located at 15950 N. Luckett Rd., Marana, AZ. 85653. Immediately following the service, a gathering will take place at the VFW Post #5990 at 15850 W. El Tiro Rd., Marana, Az. 85653. Desert Sunset Funeral Home in Tucson, AZ. is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Fire Foundation at Tucsonfirefoundation.org Att: Mike@tucsonfirefoundation.org or call (520)603-3055. Donations can also be mailed to the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation, 300 S. Fire Central Place, Tucson, AZ. 85701 OR Air Force Aid Society at afassistancefund.org. Mail the print web page form and donation to AIR FORE ASSISTANCE FUND AFPC/DP35A, 550 S Street West, JSSA-Randolph, TX 78150 The family extends heartfelt gratitude to family and friends who provided support during Rosemary’s final days. Your kindness and compassion will be forever appreciated. “Her hands may be at rest, but her love and creativity will live on in the stitches of our memories.

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Helen E. Gallant

Apr 20, 1925 - Feb 10, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Helen E. Gallant ( April 20, 1925 – February 10, 2024) “Wherever I am is the best place and the people I’m with are the best people.” Helen Eleanor Honeycombe Ring Gallant of Tucson, AZ, died peacefully at Casa Adobes Assisted Living from natural causes, on February 10, 2024. She was born in Schenectady, NY in 1925 to Clyde A. and Vera A. Honeycombe, who were an active US Navy family, and thus provided her and her 3 siblings Evelyn, John, and Joyce, with an adventurous start to life. Clyde’s ship was posted to Newport, RI in service of the Atlantic Fleet in 1927. Helen graduated from Rogers High School in 1943 before earning her BA in Education at State University of NY Teacher’s College in 1947. She attained her master’s degree in Pupil Personnel Services in 1965 from San Diego State University. She married her high school sweetheart, James F. Ring, in December 1946, after his discharge from the US Navy. They remained in Newport where she worked as a 7th grade English teacher, until it was discovered she was pregnant with her 1st child, and she was “regretfully released” by the city because RI would not allow a pregnant woman in the classroom! Undaunted, she became a home schoolteacher while raising her 5 children: James; Kathleen; Michael; Peter and Eileen. She also managed to take courses at Salve Regina College to maintain her teaching license. In 1960 she moved to San Diego, CA as it provided an opportunity for Jim to secure a better job and for her to complete her master’s degree and enlist the aid of her mother, Vera, to take care of the youngest, Eileen. In 1965, Jim transferred to the Civil Service in Washington, DC. She spent the summer at Howard University in Washington, DC under a Foreign Language Institute grant and began her job as a French teacher at Fairfax High School in Vienna, VA. In 1966, Jim was offered a job as Comptroller at the Naval War College in Newport, RI, and so they moved again. Through all of this she held fast to her credo … “Wherever I am …. “. The city offered her a job as an English and French teacher at Thompson Jr. High School, which she did for two years, before accepting a position as guidance counselor at Rogers High School in 1968. She retired in 1986 and spent the winters in Spring Valley, CA. Jim passed away in 1991. In 1991, Helen began to travel extensively by going on Elderhostel trips around the world. She loved them because of their educational aspect and being surrounded by those of similar age and interests. She was able to visit the Great Wall of China, Israel, and other parts of the Middle East, Sweden, France, and Austria. In 1995, on a three- week cruise to Australia and New Zealand, she met and fell in love with her soon to be second husband (m: 11/05/95), Arthur Gallant, who hailed from Silver Spring, MD. They shared a love of poetry, the beauty of the natural world, and embraced the different cultures they met while simultaneously enjoying the food that each country offered. Dessert choices appeared prominently in her diaries. She and Art were able to embark on other trips including going around Cape Horn and visiting Antarctica. At home, they split their time between Silver Spring, MD and Tucson, AZ. Arthur passed away in March of 2000. After his death, she would spend time with daughter Kathy in Fall River, MA and with son, Michael in Tucson, AZ. He built her a small “guest house” on his property in the Avra Valley for her to live in. In Tucson, Helen became very active in the Stephen’s Ministry at Casa Adobes Congregational Church, where she displayed her self-described “unbounded enthusiasm where church is concerned.” She was always there as a warm, compassionate, and loving presence to those in crisis or in need. She continued her travels, a lot of which involved retracing her roots in the US. In 2006, she reconnected with childhood friend, Donald Lasher, who had also lost two spouses. He was a travel bug as well and so they married in August of 2006 to set off on the next leg of their lives, which was filled with laughter and adventure. Most of their travel was via cruise ships to Hawaii, to South America, and two trips through the Panama Canal. After Donald’s death in January of 2017, she remained a permanent resident of Tucson, AZ and lived at Fellowship Square until her death. Helen will always be remembered for her authentic kindness, her deep faith, and her uncompromising love of chocolate. Her mother, Vera, advised her … when you open a box of chocolates …. take 4! She did so her entire life. Helen was preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Vera, her sister Evelyn, her brother John, her daughter Kathleen, and her husbands James Ring, Arthur Gallant, and Donald Lasher. She is survived by her children and their spouses: Jim Ring Jr (Maria Vettraino) of San Diego, CA, Michael Ring (Jeri Spears) of Tucson, AZ, Peter Ring (Jenelle Six) of Alpine, CA, and Eileen Ring of Pascoag, RI. By her grandchildren: Capt. Joe J. Ring USN (Pearl Harbor, HI), Michelle Lucas (Fall River, MA), Capt. Jeff Ring SDFD (San Diego, CA), Debbie Lucas (Somerset, MA), and Ariel Mullen (Westwood, MA). Also survived by her great grand child Miles Lucas (Fall River, MA). Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews throughout the US. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 20,2024 at 1pm at Bring’s Broadway Chapel, 6910 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710. In lieu of flowers donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Community Food Bank of Tucson, or the American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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Barry Freeman

Mar 18, 1930 - Feb 05, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

On Monday, February 5, 2024, Barry Freeman, age 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by family. His beloved spouse, Valerie, and son Michael preceded him in death, and welcomed him with a warm embrace as he transitioned from this world on to the heavenly world. Barry was born on March 18, 1930, in Tucson Arizona. He graduated from Tucson High School, and obtained a master's degree from the University of Arizona in Range Management. He served in the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War. Upon his return from Korea, he married the love of his life, "his bride", Valerie, and shortly thereafter started a family. Barry spent much of his early career years traveling the State of Arizona as an Extension Agent with the University of Arizona. After leaving the University of Arizona, he started his own agricultural consulting business which provided him with the opportunity to travel to over 37 countries. One of the most pivotal moments in his life and career was when he moved to Lesotho (southern Africa) to manage a large USAID government contract for 10 years. Barry was a man driven by his faith, his family, and devotion to his country. He was a man of principles. It is hard to put into words the impact that Barry had on those around him. Some words used to describe him and what he stood for are: integrity, humility, generosity, honor, compassion, duty, respect, responsibility, values, family, and God. He had a quiet dignity about him, with a strong sense of morals and values that dictated the trajectory of his life. He had a tremendous influence on those around him be they family, friends, or work colleagues. Although he had a very commanding presence, he was a very gentle, kind and compassionate man who would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He was Humble, Honest, Gentle, and one of the most generous individuals you could find. He was a man of his word. Barry did not have an easy childhood, but persevered, and worked hard to overcome the challenges put in his way. He used that as motivation to succeed in all aspects of his life, and never used the hardships as an excuse. Words used to describe our dad/Barry would be that he was quiet, yet profound; soft spoken yet commanding; and a deep thinker but could communicate in a way that everyone could understand. In many ways, he was larger than life, and generous to a fault. He would help anyone who asked, or even people who didn't, without ever expecting anything in return. His humility meant that he never wanted credit for things that he did. He would always say that he had a very blessed life and was grateful for all of those blessings. He never complained and would remark that there was always someone who had it worse. Barry is predeceased by his loving wife Val; and survived by his brother, Karl Freeman of Boulder City, NV; his sons Scott (Kelly) Freeman of Carrollton, TX, and Paul (Beth) Freeman of Camp Verde, AZ, and daughter Kelly (Keith) Corson of Vail, AZ, along with grandchildren, Kayla and Daniel. We were blessed to have had Barry as our father, grandfather, brother and friend. No one could ever replace him. He will be missed forever, but we are comforted by the fact he and mom, along with his buddy Mike are together with God. A visitation will take place at Brings Broadway Chapel on 29 February from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, with a Rosary to follow. Funeral services will take place on Friday, 1 March, at 10:00 am at St. Francis de Sales located at 1375 S. Camino Seco, with reception to follow. A private interment ceremony for family will follow the reception. For those wishing to send flowers, they may be sent to Brings Broadway Chapel, 6910 E. Broadway, Tucson, Arizona for delivery on February 29, 2024. For those wishing to make donations in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Barry's name to either Gospel Rescue Mission, or The Special Olympics which were all organizations near and dear to Barry's heart.

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Margaret Trujillo

Apr 19, 1940 - Feb 06, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Margaret Trujillo was born April 19th, 1940. She passed away at Tucson Medical Center on February 6th, 2024 at 83 years of age. She was raised and lived in Aragon, New Mexico. She married Teofilo Trujillo of Hurley, New Mexico and they were blessed with two sons, Stanley & Joseph and one daughter, Diane. She loved the quiet small-town life. Her passions were cooking, playing cards, and spending time with friends and family. You could always count on being offered delicious homemade tortillas with chile and beans no matter what time of the day that you stopped by. Margaret welcomed everyone with open arms and fed anyone who visited her. She left behind many memories of laughter and joy to all who knew her. She loved sharing many magnificent stories of her life and experiences to all. She was extremely strong both physically and mentally and her strong-will determination was next to none. Margaret will be deeply missed by everyone. To to the family or in memory of Margaret Trujillo, please

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Manuel Adalberto Damiano Jr.

Nov 06, 1968 - Feb 15, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Manuel Adalberto Damiano Jr., age 55, of Tucson, Arizona passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

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Evangelina P Estrella

Feb 21, 1952 - Jan 17, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Evangelina P Estrella, age 71, of Tucson, Arizona passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. A visitation for Evangelina will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at External Service Location, 7500 S Camino Benem, Tucson, AZ 85757. Following the visitation will be a committal service from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Monte Calvario Cemetery, 5149 Omokol, Tucson, AZ 85757.

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Mary A Carter

Aug 31, 1942 - Feb 03, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Mrs. Mary A Carter passed away at 81 years old, in Tucson, Arizona. She was born on 8/31/1942, in Waxahachie, Texas, and she passed away on 2/3/2024, in Tucson, Arizona. She’s lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1954. Mrs. Carter was a homemaker and attended the Church Connection Vineyard Church. She is predeceased by her husband, James Edward Carter. Throughout her life, she had many family members, including her daughters Patricia Gray, Joyce Carter, E’londa Carter, her sons Nathan James Carter (deceased), Darnell Carter, James Carter, Marver Carter, her parents, Willis, and Julia Simpson. Her sisters, Georgia Owens, Mae Edna Simpson (deceased), Dorothy (Candy) Robinson, Josie Pennington, Ruby Houston, Liz West, Brothers, Richard Simpson (deceased) Ray Simpson, M. Simpson, and Willie Simpson. Mrs. Carter had 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She raised 6 kids as well as 3 grandchildren. If you knew Mrs. Carter you knew she was the most loving, caring person God made. Her Funeral services will be at Connections Vineyard Church, located on 3150 E Ft Lowell, 3/1/2024, 11 am – 2pm. The services will be officiated by Pastor Rick Leis.

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John S. O'Dowd

May 14, 1937 - Feb 15, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

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Linda Anne Evans

Oct 06, 1972 - Feb 14, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Linda Anne Evans, 51, passed away on February 14, 2024 after a suffering a sudden and unexpected medical emergency. Born on October 6, 1972, at Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, NC she was the beloved daughter of George & Helen Evans. Linda loved country music, Disney, and animals. Throughout her life there were always animals - family dogs and cats and rabbits as an active 4-H member in her youth. Linda was particularly glad to have adopted from shelters older, special needs dogs who needed someone to love them. Linda was preceded in death by her father, George, and is survived by her mother Helen, her sister Robin, and extended family. She will be dearly missed and always loved.

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