April 5,2003 -
Helen Frances Mageluzzo

Helen Frances Mageluzzo, 87, of Daytona Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, April 1, at her home in Daytona Beach.

A funeral Mass was recited at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Ormond Beach, Fla.

She was a retired clerk for W.T. Grants Department Store in Waterbury, Ct. She was born at Port Washington on Long Island. She moved from Waterbury to Daytona Beach nine years ago.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at Waterbury.

She was married for 54 years to John Mageluzzo, who preceded her in death in 1995.

Survivors include a son, Jack Mageluzzo of Port Lavaca; a daughter, Joan Bourassa of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a sister, Marie Mancini of Fairfield, Ct.; six grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Memorial Hospitals, 835 Sterthaus, Ormond Beach, Fla. 32174.
Volusia Memorial Funeral Home of Ormond Beach, Fla. 386-673-5373 was in charge of arrangements.


Kenneth Martin “Grandad” Frank

Kenneth Martin “Grandad” Frank, 84, of Point Comfort, died on Tuesday, April 1, 2003.

He was born April 9, 1918 in East St. Louis, Ill., the son of the late Henry Frank and Dora Dietrich-Frank. He was a machinist retired from Alcoa and a member of the Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Alcoa 25-Year Club and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Smith Frank of Point Comfort; two daughters, LeTricia Frank of Point Comfort and Natasha Frank of Victoria; a son, Ryan Fox of Port Lavaca; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Frank and Arnold Frank.

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Artero Memorial Chapels. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Artero Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Fernando Cruz officiating. Burial will be in the Olivia Cemetery. Military honors will be under the auspices of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4403.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Almanzar, Mark Almanzar, Mitchell McBride, Jewell Spells, Chuck Lauritsen and Tyler Choate. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Lane Gober, Dr. Anne Wagner, Dr. Stephen Houge and the entire staff of the Port Lavaca Dialysis Center.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels of Port Lavaca, 552-2300.


Melanie Marie Aguillard

Melanie Marie Aguillard of Austin passed away at home on April 3, 2003.

Melanie was born Sept. 2, 1947, in Mobile, AL and lived in the Austin area since 1972. She was preceded in death by her father, Capt. Rene S. Aguillard. She is survived by her loving mother Margaret Aguillard of Port Lavaca; sister Murray (and Douglas) Schiller of Riverside, CA; nephews Jordan Mossman of the U.S. Navy; Carter Mossman of Riverside, CA; and niece Lara-Renée Mossman of San Bernardino, CA.

After earning her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1989, Melanie worked for the Veteran’s Administration traveling to all parts of the U.S. to audit VA hospitals.

Melanie was a member of St. John Neumann’s Catholic Church. She had been an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society, the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin, and she was the foster parent to many grateful kittens.

Melanie’s family and friends would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Christ Renews His Parish Women’s Team 17 of St John Neumann’s for their generous and caring assistance in the final months of her life.

A rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress.

The funeral Mass will be at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 5455 Bee Cave Rd on Saturday, April 5 at 9 a.m. followed by a 4 p.m. graveside service at Green Lawn Gardens Cemetery in Port Lavaca. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Melanie’s name to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice Austin.