Genevieve Kathryn Fera

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Genevieve Kathryn Fera, 79, of Plymouth, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013.

Born April 25, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Victoria Smiech Mrugal. Affectionately known as "Ginks" since she was a little girl, she grew up in Plymouth and was a graduate of Harter High School in Plymouth Township. She met her husband, Michael Fera, and they were married on Oct. 18, 1952 at St. Mary's Church, Plymouth.

Ginks was known as the "Betty Crocker" of the family because she had a gift for cooking and baking. She also loved reading through the fliers on Sunday mornings and clipping coupons, finding a good deal and shopping with her daughter, Cheryl.

She was the most warm, loving grandmother imaginable, known to her grandchildren and great-grandchild as "Nanny." She will be remembered by them for the Polish songs and Christmas carols she would sing to them, the delicious treats she always made and the countless thoughtful ways she let them know she "loved them more."

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary (child); brothers, John Mrugal and Stanley Mrugal and his wife, Joan; and grandson-in-law, Greg Menzel.

She will be greatly missed by her husband of more than 60 years, Michael; daughters, Tina Endress, Kingston, and Cheryl Akulonis; grandchildren, Robyn Menzel, Conshohocken, Jennifer Bowden and her husband, Greg, Collegeville, Ryan Kucewicz and Mikayla Akulonis; great-granddaughter, Genevieve Bowden; sisters, Helen Rowski and Francis Evans, Kingston, Mary Hoinski, Plains Township, and Bernadine Kulp, Lake Silkworth; brothers, Martin Mrugal Jr. and his wife, Josephine, West Chester, and Chester Mrugal and his wife, MaryAnn, Plymouth Township; sister-in-law, Alice Mrugal, Bloomfield, N.J.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at All Saints Parish, Plymouth. Interment will be in Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Plymouth Township. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

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Published in Times Leader on Apr. 10, 2013