"Fafa" Marguerite A. "Fafa" (McQuillan) Spaeder, age 94, of Millcreek Township, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, surrounded by her loving family, at her Millcreek lakefront residence. She was born in Jackson, Mich., the daughter of the late Joe Mundus and Marguerite Andrews Mundus. She was the beloved wife of the late, Robert N. Spaeder, and the loving mother of R. Nicholas (Nancy) Spaeder of Columbia, Missouri, Linda Muldoon of Erie, Mary (Harold) Rinn of Millcreek, and Joseph (Sharon Gorman) Spaeder of Homer, Alaska. She was the cherished grandmother of Joshua (Dawn) Spaeder, Noah (Cassidy) Spaeder, David Montroy, Marguerite "Margo" Rinn, Kaitlyn (Nathan Abt) Rinn, Nicholas Rinn, Johanna Spaeder, Isaiah "Tom" Gorman, great-grandmother of Lucas, Elijah, and Zane Spaeder, sister to Joan Wildermann of San Jose, Calif. and Bil Mundus of Ann Arbor, Mich., and aunt of several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Alice Conlin. Marguerite had a lifelong dedication to education. She was particularly fond of the Bayfront Maritime Center's transformative work with Erie's youth, both on water sailing and in the boat shop. Her latest passion was playing "Words with Friends" and reading on her iPad. Friends may call at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Rd., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and are invited there on Monday, at 10:15 a.m., for prayers followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, 509 East 26th Street, Erie, at 11:00 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Mark Nowak. Inurnment will be private. The family would like to thank the outstanding care provided by the Aserta Care Hospice team and Rhoda. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bayfront Maritime Center, 40 Holland St., Erie, PA 16507.
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Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home
4216 Sterrettania Road Erie, PA 16506
Published in the Erie Times-News from Nov. 24 to Nov. 26, 2012