Peter J. Parnell, Jr.


Peter J. Parnell, Jr., 77 of Port Richey, Florida entered into eternal rest Friday March 24 after a two year battle with cancer.  Formerly from North Tonawanda, New York he moved to Florida in 1985 with his wife Rebecca and son Shannon.  He was employed by Pasco County Traffic Operations for 16 years.  He was pre-deceased by his parents Peter Parnell, Sr. and Margaret Parnell as well as his loving grandmother Gizella Prohaska.  He is survived by his wife Rebecca, two sons Shannon Parnell of Port Richey, Florida and Sean Parnell of North Tonawanda, 4 grandchildren and a sister Ellen S. Carere of Gainesville, Georgia.  Private service to be held at a later date.

Jean Vavrik


Jean Vavrik, 92, passed away April 6, 2017.  She is survived by her son William; daughter Mary Lee; sister Marie; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.


Viewing will be Tuesday April 11, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the funeral home.  There will be a funeral mass on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in Port Richey.  Interment to follow at Florida National Cemetery.

Carol Toula Barndollar

Carol Toula Barndollar, 70, of Odessa, Florida, went to be with God peacefully at 3:30 p.m. on April 3rd, 2017.  Lovingly by her side was her husband of 45 years, Hugh, her children, Belinda, Stephanie and Hobby, and their spouses.  She was always proud to bring her family together.

The highlight of her life was her grandchildren.  She rarely missed a baseball game, tennis match, birthday party or school event.  Avery, Hallie, Evan, Bo, Stone, Cole and Landon will miss her terribly.

Carol obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland and Masters of Education from Johns Hopkins University.  Prior to moving to Florida, she taught physical education to the deaf at Gallaudet College.  Hugh and Carol built their dream home in Odessa in 1995.  You could always find Carol working in her beautiful yard, getting it ready for the next big gathering of family and friends.   She was an amazing athlete her entire life, even into her final days she was playing basketball, bouncing on the trampoline and water skiing with her grandchildren.

Our special thanks to Trinity Memorial Cardiovascular ICU team who was compassionate, respectful and accommodating of the many family good byes.

At her request, there will not be a formal service, rather her ashes will be spread at her home on Lake Anne, in a small, family ceremony.    While our time with her was cut short, we are comforted to know we will have an eternity with her in Heaven.  Memorial Donations in memory of Carol can be made to:

Idlewild Baptist Church

Care of: Carol Barndollar/Mission Ministry

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd

Lutz, FL 33548

Carol was a devoted member at Idlewild Church.  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6.

Beulah M. Hafner

Beulah M. Hafner (Rice) – 95

Born October 27th, 1921 in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Immigrated to the US in 1921

Raised during the Great Depression in Brooklyn, New York. The oldest of 11 siblings.

Happily married to Kenneth Hafner on May 25th, 1944 for over 56 years.

Mother of four boys: Kenneth, Tommy, Steven and David.

Grandmother of Melissa, Kristine, Stephen, Chip and Rebel.

Great-Grandmother of Athenry, Ellah, Gideon, Sydney, Brooklyn, London and Steven.

A friend, an inspiration and a blessing

Died March 25, 2017 in New Port Richey, FL.

John Hainey

John Hainey, 91, passed away peacefully at home under Hospice care on March 20, 2017.  He was born in Blantyre, Scotland, and moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1957.

In 1986, upon retiring he moved to Port Richey, Florida.  He was pre-deceased in death by his wife of 45 years, Cathy.  He is survived by his daughters, Mary and Catherine; son-in law Michael Kelly; grandson Christopher, his wife Shannon; great grandson Alexander; and Granddaughter Elizabeth and her partner Adam Paul.

He served in the British Army in WWII.  John was a lifelong avid fan of the Glasgow Celtic Football Club.  He enjoyed reading, golfing and music-especially Scottish and Irish, but his first love was opera.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Felix Ullrich Council, Port Richey and was also a member of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul associated with St. James the Apostle Catholic Church.

John loved his family unconditionally and was fiercely proud of all of them.

A memorial service will be held at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, 8400 Monarch Dr. Port Richey, Florida 34668 on Saturday April 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM followed by a reception to celebrate his life at Fiddlers Green Irish Pub, 7813 Mitchell Boulevard, Trinity, Florida 34655

Lanny Wells

Lanny Wells, 71, passed away March 19, 2017. He is survived by his wife and best friend of ten years, Vanessa Moon, his sisters: Marita Erickson and Glenda Adams, his sons: Michael Wells (Jill Wells) and John Sushko (Brittany Wingo), and his daughters, Tammy Spearson, (Bill Spearson), Jessica Meek (Myron Meek), Tisa Ausburger, and Holly Moon. Lanny was blessed with nine grandchildren: Jordan Savoy, Angie Wells, Faith Wells, Lanni (Raynee) Meek, Devon Meek, Jillian Thomas, Mia Augsburger and Guy Meek.


Lanny was born in East Chicago, Indiana to Carl Hardesty and Juanita Martin on December 26, 1945. He graduated from Highland High School in Highland, Indiana as part of the class of 1964 where he played for the school basketball team and was the co-captain for the Trojan football team. Wells was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Air Force. In Highland, Lanny owned a popular lounge known as, The Hideout.


Wells moved to Spring Hill, Florida in 1982 where he resided until his passing. He was the owner of Wells Wheels in Hudson and the owner of L&L Antiques. He was retired from the Pasco County Sheriffs Department where he was a School Resource Officer at Hudson and Ridgewood High Schools. He later went on to serve as a bailiff for Judge Webb.


After retiring from the Sherriff’s Department, Lanny went back to Pasco County Schools where he was an Administrative Assistant dealing with discipline at Ridgewood High School and Schwettman Education Center.


There will be a viewing on Thursday March 23, 2017 from 5-8 at Faupel Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be on Friday March 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, 6800 Trouble Creek Rd.  New Port Richey, FL  34653.


In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Marjories Hope ( to provide school supplies, toys, and other necessities to Pasco County Students.