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Fugmann, Vera
79, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on January 24, 2016 after an arduous and brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Vera was born in Zagreb, Croatia, on March 4, 1936 to Stefan and Maria Getto. In 1956, the family emigrated to Rochester, NY, where Vera met her future husband, Frank Fugmann, a carpenter. They married February 8, 1958. Frank and Vera moved to Phoenix permanently in 2006. Vera enjoyed her many friends in Silver Sneakers, Zumba and Yoga classes at PVCC. Vera is preceded in death by Frank, her husband of 54 years. She is survived by her daughters Sylvia (Jim Brongo), Carol (Cam Anders) Eileen (Patrick Morgan), granddaughter Anna Morgan, grandson Quinn Morgan, brother Helmut Getto (Mary Getto), sister Angela Dorsey (Marv Dorsey) nieces Wendy Apton Rietz, Debbie Mendolsohn, Michelle Heffernan, nephew Brad Getto, numerous family members and friends in the US, Austria, Germany, Australia, Venezuela and Chile. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 5:15 pm at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8620 N. 7 Street, Phoenix, 85020. A gathering will take place after at Vera's home, address supplied at service. Vera has selflessly donated her body to Research for Life. Burial will take place at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , so a cure can be found to end the suffering of cancer.



Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 27, 2016
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