Monday, February 28, 2011

Jennifer R. Brown

Ms. Brown on left
Jennifer R. Brown, who died on December 5th aged 35, was found by her daughter in bed of an accidental overdose of sleeping pills, autopsy results are pending. She was living in Portage Michigan the loving daughter of Mr and Mrs Lowell Sander, both deceased, she is survived by her two children Ashlee N. Sanders 16 and Bailee J. Brown 6, wed in life to Mr. Keith Brown 33 of Portage, Michigan.  Jennifer was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Marriott.  She had a great passion for life, dearly loved her children and did everything she could to protect them. She was a beautiful women who loved to bowl, watch movies, play softball and attended as many Michigan football games as she could. She was spontaneous and loved adventure. Donating food and clothing each winter to the less fortuate and never hesitating to help friends were among the many ways she demonstrated her generosity.  Jennifer grew up in Three Rivers Michigan; she graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1994 and from Kalamazoo Valley in 1996 with her Associates in Business.  She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her and now she joins her mother and father once again that she loved and missed so much.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Jane Elizabeth Costa, 29

Ms. Jane Elizabeth Costa aged 29 died suddenly after a fatal accident.  She grew up in Dartmouth, MA but was living the past several years in New Bedford, MA.  She was the daughter of Robert and Judith Snow of Dartmouth.  She is survived by her parents, her 13 year old daughter Kyla Marie, two brothers Bob and David Snow, her boyfriend Sean Maiato and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.  She was an administrative assistant for Elizabeth Benoit, LSW and enrolled at Bristol Community College pursuing a nursing degree.  Throughout her life Jane participated in many different activities. In high school she played for the varsity girls basketball and soccer teams all four years. She danced at Dancemakers in Fairhaven, MA her entire life. She continued to play indoor soccer at Champs in New Bedford for several years. She also loved skiing in the winter. Jane had many interests in life; she loved spending time with her daughter and her family. She also loved shopping and going to the beach in the summer. She loved to travel throughout the USA and abroad. "She was an amazing, lovable, and caring individual who will be missed tremendously" said a friend at her funeral.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Zuleika Feliciano-Mooney, 81

Zuleika Feliciano-Mooney, aged 81, was presently living in Dartmouth, Mass. She grew up and lived most of her life in New Bedford.   She died of natural causes, peacefully, in her sleep. The child of the late Jaime Feliciano and Zuleika Almodovar.  She is survived by daughter Zuleika Z. Lobo, son Jonathan B. Mooney, sisters, Galena Gutierrez, Franchesca Feliciano, Anushka Feliciano, Sasha Serrano, and Marta Almodovar, brother Jaime Feliciano Jr.  Lots of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins, Bradford J. Mooney. She was a Quality Control Technician for Decas Cranberry Sales, Inc for 20 years. She later began teaching as a History Professor at both UMass Dartmouth and Bristol Community College, where she remained currently employed part time.  Helped out the Historical Societies in her local area, with researches on historical artifacts and showcases. Zuleika was actively involved in her community, Always wanting an willing to help those in need. She enjoyed long walks on the beach. Vacations with the family. Scrap-booking, cross-stitching, and researching. Zuleika loved to teach history - it was her passion, she loved to read and write.  Zuleika was inquisitive about everything in life, determined, persistent, and sometimes argumentative if needed.  She always smiled and was kind and helpful to others; she would always put everyone's needs before her's.  

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