Mary Louise Fugini, 95, of Concordia at the Orchards, formerly of Chicora, passed away March 2, 2020, at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born January 4, 1925, in Chicora she was the daughter of Victor L. Craig and Myra Pauline Duckett Craig and was raised by her stepmother, Mary Frances Devlin Craig.
Mary Louise graduated from Chicora High School with the Class of 1943 where she was a member of the Girls’ Chorus and the Girls’ Basketball team. After graduation she worked at Woolworths in Butler and the Busy Bee grocery in Chicora. During World War II she jeopardized her health by donating blood too frequently. After raising her family she was employed by Kings Jewelry and the Fashion Bug. She also helped her husband at the family business, Fugini Ford Sales. She delivered Meals on Wheels, and was a member of the Christian Mothers at Mater Dolorosa Church.
Her family always looked forward to her fudge and homemade chocolate Easter eggs. She was one of the last surviving members of her 500 Card Club. She enjoyed winters in Florida and going dancing on Saturday nights with her husband. But most of all her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great granddaughter.
Mary Louise will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her family. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters, Elaine Linamen (David) of Butler and Elizabeth Fugini of Warren Ohio, her son, Robert Fugini of Guttenberg NJ, her grandchildren, Julie Hemingway (Alex) and John Linamen (Michael), great granddaughter, Harlow Hemingway, and her brother, Richard Craig.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fugini, who she married on September 25, 1948, two sisters, Alice Charlene Collins and Lois Jean Craig, and a brother, Victor (Jim) Craig, and a number of in-laws.
A private interment service was held April 18 at Hemphill Cemetery in Chicora, officiated by Rev. Matt McClain. The family is planning a memorial service and reception for friends and family at Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church to be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Chicora Volunteer Fire Department, 202 W Slippery Rock St, Drawer F, Chicora, PA 16025
Professional services have been entrusted to STEIGHNER FUNERAL HOME in the heart of downtown Chicora, Corner of 111 E. Slippery Rock and Main Streets, Chicora, PA 16025
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Chicora Volunteer Fire Dept.
Drawer F., Chicora PA 16025