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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Obituaries

Otis H. Cardinal
Otis H. Cardinal, 77, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Anna Maria Island, died Aug. 16.

Born in Wyandotte, Mich., Mr. Cardinal was a life member of the Michigan Elks Lodge, Pontiac, Mich., the Moose Lodge and the American Legion.

Visitation was Aug. 18 and memorial services were Aug. 19 in Sault Ste. Marie.

He is survived by wife Beryl; sons David of Charlotte, N.C., and Daniel of Clarkston, Mich.; daughter Darlene of Brighton, Mich.; sister Lois Thompson of Sault Ste. Marie; brothers Norman of Sault Ste. Marie and Fred of Pontiac; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Conal 'Grog' Cassidy
Conal "Grog" Cassidy, 87, of Sarasota and formerly Anna Maria Island, died Aug. 24.

Born in Ardara, Ireland, Mr. Cassidy immigrated to the United States from Scotland in 1948. He settled in New Jersey, and moved to Manatee County in 1972. He worked for Arab Pest Control before his retirement.

A funeral Mass was Aug. 28.

He will be remembered by his family and friends for his many Irish songs and stories.

He is survived by wife Sheila; children and their spouses Vincent and Margarette of Tucson, Ariz., Kevin and Jenny of Bradenton, Maureen and Vinnie of Sarasota, Robyn and Mike Dowd of Bradenton, Teresa and Patrick Collins of Bradenton, Nora Johnson of Bradenton Beach, and Kelly Cassidy and Alex Silets of Chicago, Ill.; and grandchildren Matthew, Christopher & Erika Collins, Katy & Liam Cassidy, Kevin Dowd, Josh Silets, Gillian and Conal Cassidy.

Beverly Finelli Terrell
Beverly Finelli Terrell, 67, of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 25.

Born in Kearney, N.J., Mrs. Terrell moved to Holmes Beach 15 years ago. She was a secretary at Island Baptist Church in Anna Maria and a member of the church. She was a graduate of Kearney High School, where she was a class valedictorian. She was a member of Women of the Moose, Bradenton Beach.

Local memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

She is survived by husband Gerald; daughters Donna Richardson of Fort Lauderdale, Denise Thorsen of Holmes Beach and Debbie Dickson of Brick, N.J.; stepdaughters Pamela Hallett of Portage, Maine, Deborah Cheney of Blaine, Maine, and Kristi Alexander Tilley of Mars Hill, Maine; brother Thomas Finelli of Brick; five grandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren.

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