Name: Michael Turzilli
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut
DOD: October 27, 2017
Michael Taubes Turzilli, 24, of Greenwich, passed away in his home on October 27, 2017. He graduated from Greenwich High School in 2011 and was a student at Fordham University. Michael was a comedian, musician and writer who was the former lead singer of the band Skinny Blonde and was well known at comedy clubs around New York City. He was a rising star in the music and entertainment industry and worked as a freelance producer making beats for various up and coming artists. He had just signed a contract to write and star in a ten episode web series ‘Double Homicide.’ He was a shining light in all our lives, known for his amazing sense of humor and effortless confidence. He had a profound impact on everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him and will be missed by many. He is survived by his loving mother Lisa Taubes; maternal grandmother Laura Taubes; his brother Matt Turzilli; and numerous loving aunts, uncles, and cousins; the Taubes family, Martin family, Levitan family, Lenihan family and Turzilli family. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Turzilli; his maternal grandfather Frank Taubes, and paternal grandmother Yolanda Schmale. Michael was a bright and beautiful soul just beginning to shine, and his path was cut short due to an accidental overdose of heroin and fentanyl. It is never too soon to reach out to someone who is struggling. He had so much more to give this world and he will be missed dearly. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, November 2 at Fred D. Knapp Funeral Home, 267 Greenwich Ave. at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, 633 Third Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10017-6706, https://www.centeronaddiction.org/
Name: Kayly Lynn Lockaby
Location: London, Kentucky
DOD: July 30, 2016
Miss Kayly Lynn Lockaby, age 16 of Line Creek Road, Lily, Kentucky passed away on Friday. She was the daughter of Jerome Lockaby of Corbin, Kentucky and Bonnie Lockaby of London, Kentucky. She was the sister of Savania Allen of Michigan. She was the grand daughter of Gregory and Denise Schlegel of Michigan, Patricia Lockaby of Michigan and James Lockaby of Corbin, Kentucky. Funeral services for Miss Kayly Lynn Lockaby will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning in the Laurel Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Kenny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Corbin, Kentucky. The family of Miss Kayly Lynn Lockaby will receive friends on Tuesday afternoon from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Laurel Funeral Home. Laurel Funeral Home is honored to be of service to the Lockaby families.
Name: Tina Emard
Location: Lebanon, Maine
DOD: September 25, 2016
LEBANON, Maine – Kristina M. Emard, 28, of Lebanon, Maine, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 25, 2016. She was born on May 24, 1988, a daughter of Jamie Emard and Ann (Rix) Howgate.
Tina was a graduate of Noble High School, Class of 2006, and proudly served in the United States Army.
Tina was an avid runner and a member of Team RWB, as well as many veteran and addiction recovery programs throughout New England.
Survivors include; her soulmate and best friend Devon Reardon of Gardner, Mass., her mother, Ann Howgate and stepfather, Jason Howgate of Lebanon; her father, Jamie Emard of Lebanon; grandparents, Rita Corliss(Rix)of Lebanon, John and Laurie Rix of Northport, Fla., Sandra and Conrad Emard of Alfred, brothers; Joshua Emard of Lebanon, Jacob Emard and his fiancée, Haley Dodge and nephew, Theodore Emard of Berwick; uncles, Mark Rix and his wife, Debi of Acton; Matt Rix and Teresa Conroy of South Berwick; Scott, Michael, and Shawn Emard all of Alfred; step brothers Jason and Jack Tracy of Kennebunk and many loving cousins.
SERVICES: A time of visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m., on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at the J. S. Pelkey Funeral Home, 125 Old Post Road, Kittery. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 3, 2016, at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery, 83 Stanley Rd., Springvale, Maine. Visit: www.jspelkeyfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest book, send a condolence card and to view the video tribute. Care for the Emard family has been entrusted to the J. S. Pelkey Funeral Home.
Name: Kyle DeCotis
Location: Salem, New Hampshire
DOD: August 31, 2016
Kyle L. DeCotis-Gurley, 25, passed away on Wednesday, August 31st after losing his battle against addiction.
Kyle grew up and was educated in Salem and graduated from Salem High School, Class of 2009. He was an audio technician with Accurate Audio Video Tech in Derry, NH. Kyle was a member of the Workout Club in Salem where he enjoyed weight training. He enjoyed training and competing in Spartan races and he was always ready for an adventure.
Kyle liked being outdoors and spent time hiking, fishing, boating, white water rafting, sky diving snowmobiling and riding his motorcycle. He was a talented musician and enjoyed playing the guitar.
Kyle was predeceased by his birth parents, Justine DeCotis and Edward Antonelli and his grandmother, Ann Antonelli and grandfather, Rene “Bobby” Desmanches.
He will be sadly missed by his parents, Donna (Antonelli) and Michael Gurley of Salem, NH; his grandparents, Mary and Frank St. John of Derry, NH, Edward Antonelli of Haverhill, MA, Catherine Gurley and Timothy Clifford of Salem, NH and Malcolm Gurley of Hampstead, NH; David and Elaine Rugh who held a special place in his life; his girlfriend, Heather Amero of Kingston, NH; his siblings, Cameron Gurley of Salem NH Jennifer Kimball of Manchester, NH, Amanda Griffiths of Jaffrey, NH, Jenna Piel of Manchester NH, Melissa Langevin of Manchester, NH, Jared DeCotis of Plaistow, NH, and Tyler Langill of Portsmouth, NH ; many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, several nieces and nephews and numerous friends.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, September 7th from 5-8 PM at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, NH.
The Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph Church, 40 Main St., Salem, NH. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.
Name: Jessie Desaulniers
Location: Spencer, Massachusetts
DOD: October 2, 2016
Spencer — Sadly our beloved Jessie left us unexpectedly on Sunday, October 2, 2016 after a long struggle with addiction. She leaves behind her two beautiful children Giovanni Taylor Garcia and Ava Gene Garcia who she loved so very much. She also leaves her mother Marion L. Desaulniers, her sister Rachel L. Desaulniers and her brother David W. Desaulniers. Her father, Eugene A. Desaulniers pre-deceased her in 2007. Jess loved her family “to the moon and back!” Jess also leaves behind her Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many friends that she loved like family. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She was filled with kindness, generosity and love and anyone who met her could see and feel it. Jessica was also a talented musician, artist and naturalist. She loved to make dish gardens and fairy gardens to
give to friends and family. Jess’s passing has left a hole in all of our hearts that can never be filled. Even though she is gone, her light will shine on all of us to help us carry on in this world. She will be so sadly missed. The world has truly lost a beautiful soul. The family would like to suggest, in lieu of flowers, to please honor Jessica’s memory by donating to a cause that addresses the current epidemic of the disease of addiction. So much more research needs to take place to understand and treat addiction in order to free those who are in its horrible grip.
Name: Sydney Allmon
Location: Marysville, Ohio
DOD: November 16, 2016
Sydney Lynn Allmon, 21, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, November 16, 2016.
She was a 2013 graduate of Marysville High School and played softball on the high school team. She was a lover of art who especially enjoyed painting and listening to music. She had a free spirit, an infectious smile and an uncanny ability to make anyone laugh. Throughout Sydney’s battle with addiction, she inspired the lives of all who knew her while courageously fighting her own fight. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her.
Sydney was born February 7, 1995 in Bellefontaine to Beau Allmon and Angela L. Phillips. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Angela and Gregory Hatfield; her father Beau Allmon; siblings Shelby N. Allmon of Dublin, Keelie L. Allmon of Lewis Center; maternal grandparents Vicky and Larry McCauley of Marysville, Edward and Kimberly Phillips of North Lewisburg, Phil and Melody Hatfield of Delaware; paternal grandparents Bill and Sandy Allmon of Etna, Dan and Linda Crowe of Galloway; many aunts, uncles and cousins, including special cousins Connor and Cody Swayne; and many dear friends.
Calling hours will be held 2-5 pm Sunday at the INGRAM FUNERAL HOME, Marysville, where funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Clancy Cruise officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
In her memory, contributions may be made to the Union County Foundation, Attn: Union County Drug Court, PO Box 608, Marysville, OH 43040 or in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.ingramfuneralservice.com
Name: Steven Cagno
Location: Newton, New Jersey
DOD: August 12, 2016
Name: Kimberly Landon
Location: West Bend, Wisconsin
DOD: May 17, 2016
Behind her beautiful smile Kimberly hid a long and painful battle with an addiction to heroin. In her heart she had wanted to quit and overcome the daily tortures but tragically the addiction would not let her.
As you can imagine the devastation to our family is beyond words. It’s a young life stolen away from us way too soon.
Now we are hit with the financial impact of trying to give our Kimberly a proper funeral. Those of you that have dealt with addiction know the unexpected financial hardship that goes hand in hand with it. Its simply more than we as a family can handle at this time.
We are asking that you find it in your heart to help us give Kimberly a proper funeral that any parent would want for their child.
“You Don’t Take Heroin
Heroin takes you”
With a great amount of humility we ask you to please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
The Landon Family
Name: Reghan Berry
Location: Greer, South Carolina
DOD: May 18, 2017
For many years she fought a heroic battle with addiction. She had been sober a little over two weeks but her disease still had a powerful hold on her. We wish she had recognized the beauty and strength that everyone else saw in her. It has been many long, hard,and agonizing battles for the last 4 years and she fought like a warrior every step of the way. Addiction, however, won the war. To the person who doesn’t understand addiction, she is just another statistic that chose to make a bad decision; a very uneducated statement indeed, but none the less that is what they will say, along with some other hurtful statements. We don’t care though, because for people who do understand, this is our baby, our oldest, our child, our daughter and my everything. She was a sister, a niece, a granddaughter, a friend, a cousin, a human being with an addiction. She turned to drugs to make her feel normal like everyone else. Heroin told her “I can make you feel accepted, I can make you feel alright, I can make you feel worthy, I can make you feel normal, I make you feel loved and I can make you feel nothing and make you feel like everything will be okay.” What it didn’t tell her was how it would devastate her family and tear it apart, take her job and leave her penniless, take her home and make her homeless. How it would take her sparkle and smile, how it would take her humor and how it would take and take and take until it took her life. We need to talk and educate the world about this epidemic. My prayers worked and my baby girl may not be here physically, but she is working miracles from Heaven. She could not make me more proud. I love you my Reghan girl. Shine down on all of us and keep working those miracles from Heaven. Reghan never judged a person in her life and opened up her heart to everyone.
A memorial service will be held at Mackey Mortuary, Greenville, SC on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Online guest registry at www.mackeymortuary.com