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In Memoriam

Norman Harty

Norman B. Harty, son of the late Walter and Nellie Harty, was born in Puxico, Mo., and died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, at the age of 81.

A well known local businessman, Mr. Harty owned N.B. Harty Contractors and a total of 10 branches of First Commercial Bank across southeast Missouri. Through his contracting industry, he conducted business on an international scale.

Norman graduated from Puxico High School in 1954 and later attended Southeast Missouri State University and Williams Baptist College, eventually earning a degree from Arkansas University.

On Jan. 22, 1966, he married Billie Lemons. After 47 years of marriage and a business partnership, she preceded him in death June 21, 2013. Mr. Harty continued the Dexter, Mo., based business operations until his death.

Mr. Harty proudly served in the U.S. Army. He attended First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter.

Norman and Billie never forgot their hometown roots, generously contributing to numerous local charities and organizations and other entities over the years.

He will be dearly remembered for his deep Christian faith and his generous community spirit.

Along with his parents and his wife, Billie, he was preceded in death by one brother, John Harty.

He is survived by one stepdaughter, Sue Hisaw; one grandson, Christopher Wilkerson; one sister-in-law, Bonnie Harty; and two nephews, John Harty and Jim Harty.

Visitation will take place from 9 until 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7 at Dexter’s First Baptist Church at 11 W. Castor St.

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7 at the church. Officiating will be the Rev. Howard Fuller. Burial will take place in Dexter Cemetery.

The family suggests any memorials may be made to Williams Baptist College, 60 W. Fulbright Ave., Walnut Ridge, AR 72476, or to the SoutheastHEALTH Building Fund, 1200 N. One Mile Road, Dexter, MO 63841.

Jason Mark Loizeaux

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jason Mark Loizeaux, on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Phoenix, Md.

Jason graduated from Dulaney High School in 2001 and went on to work with his family’s explosives demolition business Controlled Demolition Inc. Jason received a degree in construction management from San Joaquin Valley College and continued to travel the world working at his father’s side. Jason’s passions ranged from driving fast cars to quietly watching birds, fox and deer from his deck. And always with a mug of coffee in his hand.

He is survived by his parents Mark and Sherry Loizeaux (nee O’Quinn); his sisters, Stacey Loizeaux, Adrienne Grant (nee Loizeaux); and his twin, Devon Loizeaux. He also leaves behind two brothers-in-law, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and fur-baby nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be privately held through Ruck Funeral Home of Towson, Md. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Phoenix Wildlife Center in his name.

Theresa Barton

Theresa M. (Santella) Barton, 77, of Hudson, Mass., passed away three days shy of her 78 birthday, on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at UMass Hospital in Worcester with her beloved family by her side. She joins her husband of 54 years, Alfred R. Barton, who predeceased her on July 23, 2015.

Theresa is survived by her daughter, Tammy A. Johnson and her husband Todd; their children Alexandra, Samantha and Calvin, all of Hudson; and her son, Michael R. Barton and his son Michael Joseph, both of Waltham. She also leaves behind many loving friends.

Theresa was born in Marlborough, Mass., the only daughter of the late Michael J. and Marion (Palermo) Santella. She was raised in Hudson, where she graduated high school and later married the love of her life Alfred Barton. Theresa was self-employed, operating T Business Services, doing bookkeeping for over 26 years until her passing.

Theresa was a lifelong member of Christ the King Church in Hudson until the day it was closed. She was a volunteer at Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary, the Hudson Senior Center and an active member of the Sons of Italy. She enjoyed knitting, cooking, spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren. 

A period of calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017, at Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St, Hudson, MA. A funeral service will be held the following day at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, in the Church at Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home, followed by a procession to Saint Michaels Church for Final Committal Services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Fresh Start Furniture Bank of Hudson.

Moose "Rene" Morin

Moose "Rene" Morin passed away May, 15, 2017, at the age of 80. He was a man of strong faith with a huge heart, a love for all things zesty in life, a deep commitment to family and friends and an unmistakable laugh. 

A proud University of Alberta alum, he earned his engineering degree in 1959 and enjoyed a long and notable career. He loved his work which took him all around the world; he founded Explotech Engineering in 1978 where he worked until the end of his life, as well as Instantel in 1982, and spent many years serving the Canadian Explosives Association. 

Moose loved to travel. He and Doris spent the past 20 years checking destinations off their bucket list, including South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, India, Thailand and Cambodia, China, Egypt and much more. They enjoyed spending winter months in Mexico where their families and friends would join them to be treated to Moose’s legendary cooking. He could make an incredible meal out of just about anything. 

He leaves behind his wife and best friend of nearly 43 years Doris (Amadori). Moose was a proud, beloved father to Marc, Carla and Paul; he was equally proud of his children-in-law, Jess, Matthew and Lara. He was a loving ‘Papoo’ to his grandchildren Kenzie, Talia, Charlie, Joseph, Andrew, Lola, William and the little princess on the way. His family will miss him forever. 

He also leaves behind his siblings Andre (Myra), Florence (Richard) and Francoise (Norm); his in-laws Mrs. Ines Amadori, Dan (Barb), Rita (Jean), Nancy (Frank) and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Benoit and Yvonne, his father in law Ted, his sister Claire and his nephews Rene, Benjamin and Marc. 

Moose had a wide and wonderful circle of friends from every part of his life who have shown their love and support in so many ways over the years. They are too many to mention by name, but if you can measure a life by the people in it, Moose was very rich indeed. 

In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions can be made in Moose’s memory to one of the following three organizations that he supported: 


Shepherds of Good Hope 
Attn: Trina 
233, Murray Street • Ottawa ON K1N 5M9
Tel 613-789-8210 
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First Place Options  
PO Box 91036  
Kanata Centrum 
Kanata, ON K2T 0A3 
Tel: 613-228-7475 
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University of Alberta 
Faculty of Engineering’s School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering Fund 
Office of Memorial and Tribute Giving (U of A)
3-501 ESQ, 10230 Jasper 
Tel: 780-492-7587
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Ronald J. Ravizza

Ronald J. Ravizza, 79, of Berlin, Conn., husband of Christine (Michalski) Ravizza, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at his home. Born in New Britain, son of the late James and Lillian (Massirio) Rivizza, he was a lifelong Berlin resident. Ron was a graduate of Hall High School, class of 1955, and served with the 103rd Fighter Group of the Connecticut National Guard. He founded Ravizza Brothers Blasting of Berlin and Cromwell with his dad and served as president of the company.

Ron was a member of St. Paul Church, Kensington; the Connecticut Boxing Guild; a member and past president of the New England Chapter of the Society of Explosive Engineers. An avid UCONN Basketball and New England Patriots fan, he loved horse racing the most. Besides his wife Christine, he leaves a daughter, Kendra Ravizza, of Middletown; a brother, Alvin Ravizza, and his wife Nancy of Berlin; a granddaughter, Amber Ravizza, of Cromwell; a great grandson, Kevin Ravizza; a former daughter-in-law, Sharianne Kroeber, of Middletown; and three nieces, Tracey, Sharlene and Shelly. Besides his parents, Ron was predeceased by a son, Kevin Ravizza.

Ron's family expresses extreme thanks to his faithful, longtime caregiver, Josh Clifford and to all of his other caregivers for the past six years. Calling hours are 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul Church, Alling Street, Kensington. Burial will follow in Maple Cemetery, Berlin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Association, PO Box 718, Old Mystic, CT 06372. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at