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With a variety of topics to choose from, we hope you'll enjoy learning more about our club and what Southwest Florida has to offer in terms of how shells are an important part of our everyday lives and to the environment. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Nancy A Marini

January 30, 1941  -- July 12, 2019

It is with deep sadness that the family of Nancy Marini announces her unexpected passing on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the age of 78 years. Former wife of the late Armand Stephen Marini Jr., Nancy will be forever remembered by her children, Amy Reisfield and Rob Richman (children with Nancy's late former husband, Isadore Richman), their spouses Alan Reisfield and Andi Richman, and her grandchildren Adam and Andrew Reisfield, Hannah and Cooper Richman. She will also be deeply missed by her stepson Armand Marini, his wife Vivian and their children Armand IV (AF) and Christina.

 A native of New Jersey, Nancy was currently a resident of Bradenton where she adored her natural surroundings, relished her relationships and responsibilities in the Sarasota Shell Club, and crafted a full, passionate life with her family and friends.  Nancy was the cherished mother, grandmother and wife of an extremely fortunate few, but the close and caring friend of a great many. She truly thrived on love and laughter and will live on in the hearts of hundreds. 

Though formal services will be private, Nancy's family asks those she touched to strive toward celebrating her life rather than mourning her loss--as she would have wanted.

The family would also like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the members of the Sarasota Shell Club for bringing even more joy to Nancy's already wonderful life.  Memorial donations in Nancy's name may be made to the Sarasota Shell Club, P.O. Box 4124, Sarasota, FL  34230-4124.

(Reprinted from the obituary listing of Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Manasota Memorial Park.)


The April issue of The Beauii is now out!  Read all about the latest activities going on now at the Sarasota Shell Club! 

The club is now on "summer vacation" and will resume our regular membership meetings on Sept. 12.  However, we will be doing some spur-of-the-moment special events during the summer, so keep checking back for details!


Congratulations new board members for 2019-2020!
Following is the board that was elected at the April 11 general membership meeting:
--Sally Peppitoni: President
--Nancy Marini:  Vice President
--Duane Kauffmann: Corresponding Secretary
--Jeanne Dimmick:  Recording Secretary
--Karen Huether:  Treasurer
--Donna Cassin:  Director-at-Large
--Pete Steelman:  Director-at-Large
Continuing as Directors are:
--Rich Cirrintano, Donna Krusenoski, Jenny Golden, and Donna Timmermann.