December 6,1935 - December 6, 2012
Yvonne Pruett was a Merced resident for 50 years and was born to Frank M. Fagundes Jr. and Mary E. Fagundes on December 6, 1935 and passed away on December 6, 2012 at the age of 77. She is survived by her beloved husband, John R. Pruett, of 34 years and her 3 children; James M. Conlin (Rebecca), Patricia A. Conlin and Jonathan F. Conlin; 4 stepchildren; Karen Parker (Steven), Kim Cardia, John and Kevin Pruett; 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; 2 brothers; Frank and Richard Fagundes.
Yvonne was a registered nurse for 50 years serving 20 of those in the Bay Area as an administrator in the California Prison System. She was an active member of Preceptor Epsilon Zeta Sorority and Catholic Women and Friends. She was a devoted wife and mother and will be missed tremendously by her friends and family. She will most be missed for her resilience, strengh, faith in God and genuine kindness and caring for others. Her bravery and fight against cancer for 6 years was a significant example or her will to live and love of life.
Services to be held on Friday, December 14th at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Merced on 21st Street. The rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. and funeral mass to follow.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or Community Hospice of Modesto, CA (Alexander Cohen Hospice House Brick Memorial in Yvonne's name).
Published in Merced Sun Star on Dec. 12, 2012