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Ms. Montalbano, 64, of Macclenny

Brenda L. Montalbano, 64, of Macclenny died on August 19, 2012. She was born on September 3, 1947 in Eldorado, IL and was preceded in death by her father Robert Lee Hoole and her husband Paul Montalbano, both of Illinois. She attended Soul’s Harbor Church of God in Glen St. Mary and was the church secretary.

Mrs. Montalbano is survived by mother Dorothy (Hoole) Maxwell; daughters Jane (Jeff) Szczepaniak and Jennifer Montalbano, all of Illinois; two brothers, two sisters, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Lisa Palleschi funeral Saturday

Lisa Ann Palleschi, 46, of Glen St. Mary died August 19, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Key West, FL on November 12, 1965 to Jim Palleschi and Bonnie Palleschi. She was a resident of Baker County most of her life and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Lisa enjoyed reading, cooking, watching Disney movies and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her brother Jason Robert Palleschi.

She is survived by husband William Geiling; her parents; sister Kimberly (Jeff) Delaney of Lake City; niece Jennifer Wallace; and numerous uncles and aunts.

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Marian Sikes, 63, dies on August 20

Marian Elaine Sikes, 63, of Lake City died on August 20, 2012 at her sister’s home in Colbert, Georgia. She was born in Jacksonville on October 10, 1948 to the late Roy Goodson and Marian Rowe Goodson. Elaine was a resident of Baker County most of her life. She was the owner and operator of A and R Grooming for pets and she enjoyed pottery. Most of all, Elaine loved her family and family gatherings. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, John Daniel Sikes Sr.

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‘Ms. LV’ Branigan dies in Vero Beach

Elvira D. (Ms. LV) Branigan, 95, died on August 5, 2012 at The Place in Vero Beach. She was preceded in death by husband General Edward S. Branigan Jr., a decorated World War II hero and her husband of 49 years who died in 1993.

Originally from New York, she moved to Florida in 1971 and to Baker County in 2006. Her father Dr. Domonic DiPasca made house calls using a horse and carriage. Her mother Emilia DePasca, was an opera singer. She had two brothers, Dr. Robert DiPasca and Roger DiPasca, Esq.

Ms. LV was a familiar face at the Baker County Council on Aging in Macclenny and at “Miss Elvie’s Place,” the respite center named after her and operated by the council. She looked forward to “going to school” every day, and being there with her friends.

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