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POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 25, 2017 PAGE LEGAL NOTICE ..... Commonwealth of Massachusetts / aTLTLa Babb onno by John Christoforo A Nostalgic Remembrance Easter was approaching. It fell on April 6~ that year. (Oh, by the way, it was Easter of 1958.) Uncle Nick, my mother's middle brother (and my godfather) and his wife, Aunt Dorothy, were planning to spend a few days in Havana, Cuba. Quite often when they traveled, I was vited along. They never had children and I was like the surrogate son. Actu- ally, I was Uncle Nick's favorite nephew and was very close to them. I was in college at that point in time and had a lot on my plate. I attended classes five days a week, worked at the Seville Theater a few nights a week, and had just turned professional as a musician and was beginning to work with dance bands on the weekends ... as I said, a lot on my plate. Uncle Nick and Aunt Dorothy flew to Miami then on to Cuba on Wednesday the 2nd and checked into the Hotel Nacional, the best location in Havana. They called home and spoke to Babbononno who turned the phone over to me with just two words, "Zio Nicola" (Uncle Nick}. The essence of the conversa- tion was an invitation to Cuba for the Easter weekend. I told my godfather to hold on and yelled out, "Ma, its Uncle Nick. He's inviting me to Cuba for Easter." She yelled out, "Go." So, I said OK. Uncle Nick made the arrange- ments. The next day, Dad drove me to Logan and made sure I had my passport, some money and two suitcases filled with dress clothes for at night and a couple of bathing suits for the daytime. I flew from Logan to Miami and boarded a shuttle to Havana. Uncle Nick was waiting for me and we headed for the hotel. En route, he and the driver pointed out many places of interest, and what impressed me the most was the architecture, beautiful Spanish colonial buildings, wide streets with lots of American cars and trucks of the '50s, and the hustle and bustle of a thriving culture. The people were among the friendliest I ever encountered traveling the world, something I did a few years later. Why am I mentioning all of this? Well there is a motive. Loretta and I just returned from Cuba. I'm actually writ-ing this week's column from Florida. We really didn't celebrate our 40th anniversary this past July 2"d, so this trip is a belated present to each other. We sailed from Miami to Havana on a 4-day tour. I was looking for the Captain and Gilligan, but they were nowhere to be found. Seriously, we were briefed on what to do and what not to do in Cuba, and when we docked, I bought some Cuban money and we headed ashore. There were many '50s Amer- ican convertibles for hire, but the temperature was over 90 degrees, so we chickened out and hired a modern cab that was air-conditioned. Fortunately for Loretta, the driver spoke English. He showed us many parts of the city, but to my dismay, every- thing was decayed and the build- ings were crumbling. Since the revolution (1959), the state has controlled everything including ownership of all structures. Evidently, there is little money to keep the outsides from faUing down. The insides are owned by the tenants and you might have three or four generations living in two rooms with no indoor plumbing, maybe electricity, and definitely no air conditioning. The cabdriver then mentioned that salaries are controlled by the government, and as an example, a doctor makes $50.00 per month! He added that street vendors who sell things to the tourists make more money than people in the medical profession. We stopped at a couple of vacant lots where vendors had set up shop selling everything from food to clothing. The prices weren't bad, but I noticed one thing that even Loretta mentioned, "Nobody smiles." This didn't seem like business to me, it seemed like survival, and nothing more. The next day, we booked a bus tour from the ship to a rum factory and a cigar factory. The rum factory turned out to be a liquor store that sold only Cuban rum and the cigar factory turned out to be a cigar store that tried to sell high-end cigars to the tourists. I was not happy. Remembering what Babbonormo said many years ago ("Cuban rum is the best in the world. You can sip it like the best French cognac"l, I bought a bottle. The problem for me was an attempt to purchase the Cuban cigars I like. I was told that the factory was closed, or they weren't Cuban, or they were cheap cigars and were machine-made, not handcrafted, and on and on. Finally, one store sold them to me. It seems that the brand I like, Jose Piedras, is sold only to the locals. The rest of the brands that are known internationally sell for from $5.00 to $50.00 each, giving the sellers a good profit. Mine cost $1.20 each and taste as good as their more expensive cousins. The profit isn't as good, so they push the more famous brands. We did take a historic tour again the 3 day and the director was an older man who had fought next to Castro during the revolution. He was proud of his country and played down the fact that the people are all poor and that everything is in shambles. He told us about the glorious revolution and how it benefited those who stayed. Fortunately for many millions, they didn't stay and came to the United States. The first generation that came here actually made Miami a world-class city from its tradi- tional southern origins. The one thing I couldn't get over was the percentage of 1950s American cars. The most numerous were 1954 and 1956 Chevy models. But, I saw Buicks, Oldsmobiles, Cadillacs, Fords, Mercurys, Plymouths, Dodges, Desotos, Chryslers and a few that were combinations of many brands all put together. Some had the original engines, but most had engines taken from the Russian cars that were sent there from the USSR. Most of those cars rusted away within a couple of years, but the owners saved the engines. The cars were probably the most prom- ising aspect of life that we saw. They were entities from the past carried into the future, not only as automobiles, but also as possibilities of, what the future might hold for them. It was a bittersweet experi- ence, but it was a gift from me to Loretta and from Loretta to me. Will we ever do it again??? I don't know. The one giant plus for the Cubans is that the authorities have zero tolerance for drugs and sex crimes. As a result, the country is safe and there is no problem walking the streets of Havana at night. I like that. You don't find this in too many parts of the world today. Babbononno was right, Cuban rum has a great taste. I had to sample it two or three times to make sure he was right and the liquid is even better tasting when accompanied by a Cuban cigar. After visiting Cuba, I can close with a more emphatic three-word statement than ever before ... GOD BLESS AMERICA LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI17D2181 DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING JEANA ROSE JOHNSON VS. ROBIN L. JOHNSON To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage lB. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from tak- ing any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Jesna R. Johnson, 6 Garden Lane Apt. 5, Waltham, MA 02452 your answer, if any, on or before September 19, 2017. if you fail to do so, the court will pro- cesd to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your ~swer, if any, in the office of the Register )f this Court. Wiblees, ~ EDWARD E DONNELLY, JR., Rrst Jueice of this Court. Date: ^ugust 8, 2017 Tare E. DeCristotaro, Register of Probate Run data: 8/25/17 LEGAL NOTICE Comnonweaifh of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI17D2058DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING NEIVA DESClO VS. MURILLO S, SANTINI To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage lB. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from tak- ing any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplen~ntal Probate Court Rule 411. You ae hereby summoned and required to serve upn Neiva Descio, 132 State Street, Framinglem, MA 01702 your answer, if any, on or beore September 19, 2017. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. W'dnees, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court. Date: August 8, 2017 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 8/25/17 LEGAL NOTICE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSEI"rS THE TRIAL COURT THE PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT DEPARTMENT MIDDLESEX, SS, DIVISION Docket No. MI17P0509PM SALE OF REAL ESTATE CONSERVATOR-INVESTMENT SALE OF REAL ESTATE NOTICE To all persons interested in the estate of a protected person, Kathleen T. Sullivan, of North Reading In the County of Middlesex, a petition has been presented in the above captioned matter praying that the Conserva- tor, Sandre A. Conron, of North Reading, County of Middlesex may be licensed to sell at - private sale - certain real estate situated in North Reading for his/her investment. If you desire to object to the allowance of said petition, you or your attorney must file a written appearance in said Court at Cambridge before Ten o'clock in the forenoon on September 5, 2017, the return date of this citation. WITNESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of said Court, this 18" day of August, 2017. Tare E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Court Run date: 8/25/17 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI17P4099EA Estate of CELIA JOSlE GOGUEN Also Known As CELIA JOSEPHINE GOGUEN Date of Death July 4, 2017 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition for Formal Adjudication of Intestacy and Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by Josophlne A. Pizzuto of Waltham, MA, requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that Josephine A. Pizzufo of Waltham, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Wrthout Surety on the bond in an unsoporvlead administration.. IMPORTA.TNO CE" ..... l You have the right to obtain a copy of the [ Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on the return day of September 7, 2017. This is NOT a hearing date, but a dead- line by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object tothia proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken with- out further notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised admin- Istretion is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may peti- tion the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Witness, HON. EDWARD E DONNELLY, JR., Rret Justice of this Court. Date: August 10, 2017 Tare E. DeCnstofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 8/25/2017 The Trial Court Probate ami, Famlly~Cg~ Middlesex Divisfo~ ~':~ 208 Cambddge Street East Cambridge, ~ 021~| " (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI171~EA:J :,' ~:::~ Estate of ;'. ~L ;:"d~'~ " CLAIRE 13. GRIMES ".~.3 ~ ?~.~; Also Known As CLAIRE POST GRIMES ' " Date of Death January 23;20~1:7; " ~ i INFORMAL PROBATE ~-'- 1"" " PUBLICATION NOTICE :" 'l / To a persons ntarested inthe "abOve I ' captioned estate, by Pethion of Pe'lf~ Marilyn G. Ryan of selcbert0vm, Pe~oner Matthew J. Grimes Of We6falMxo~ PA, a Will has been admitted to infonnai probate. Marilyn a. Ryan of Belcbertown, Matthew J. Grlmes of Wellebaro, PA has beer informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to sewe without aurety on the band. The estate is ~ing administered under informal procedure by the Personal Repre- sentaWe under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can pe "lrdon the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entilL~l to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders ter- minating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal pro- cedum. A cepy of the Pet~on and Will, if any, can ba abtained from tbe Patitioner. Run date: 8/25/17 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 76e.ss0o Docket NO. MI17P4140EA ~: Estate of HORACE S. GLOVER Date of Death August 13, 2014 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION A Petition for Formal Probate of Will with Amointmont of Personal Repre=mtat e has been filed by Paul S. Glover of West Townsend, MA, requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that Paul S. Glover of West Townsend, MA and/Myce C. Glover of Ayer, MA be appointed as Personal Represenfalk, e(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in so unsupervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE YOU have the dght to chtain a cepy of the Pelion from the Pctitio~ or at the Court. You have a rkjM to objsot to thle IXocesding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on the rctum day of September 12, 2017. This is NOT a hearing date, but a dead- line by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you objsottothis proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of ol~ctions within thirty (30) days of the r~um day, actiou may be taken with- out furtber notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE M/~ACHUSETrS UNIFORM PROeATE CODE (UUPC) A Pmon epp md under the MUPC in an unsupervised admin- Isntlen le nof requited to file an invontory or anoud acouunts Mth 1he Court. Persous Interestod In tbe eafate are ontitled to notiou re.tang the =dm amcW from tbe eor== aeWesemt e sod may tion tba Court in any matfar roleting to the estate, including the diatdlmtion of assets and expenses of administration. Witness, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., Flrat Justice of this CourL Date: August 15, 2017 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 8725/2017