The family of longtime West Seattleite Angelina Marie Fuda shares this remembrance, on the eve of her memorial:
Angelina Marie Fuda passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and close friends, on 4-8-2012 of a cancer-related illness. Memorial Services will be held on Monday, 4-16, 10:30 am at Holy Rosary Parish in West Seattle. There will be a private burial at Calvary Cemetery in Seattle.
Angelina was born 1-21-1930 in Brookside, Colorado, to James and Mary Madonna. She moved to Seattle in the early 1940s, went to St Mary’s grade school, and on to Immaculate Conception for high school. While there, she met the love of her life, Felix Fuda, who she married in 1951. She left her job at the Mission Macaroni Factory in the early 1950s, when she was expecting her first child.
As the family expanded, they moved to West Seattle, to the same residence that they’ve been in for the past 56 years.
Angelina was active in the Church and community, where she served as a Den Mother of the Boy Scouts of America, O’Dea High School’s Mother’s Club President, and volunteer librarian at Holy Rosary School.
Her interests included spending time with family and friends, cooking with her husband, gardening, and crossword puzzles. She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members, including her mother until she passed away at age 99.
Over the years she enjoyed many great trips with her husband. They went to Yakima once a year to pick peppers; drove to Tonopah, Nevada, to visit family and friends; traveled to Italy in 1977 to visit her husband’s hometown Roccella; and went to Australia in 1998 and 2001 to visit family. While she liked to visit new places, her favorite place to be was around her dining room table, sharing stories and laughs with family and friends, and enjoying a home-cooked pasta dinner.
She is survived by Felix Fuda, her beloved husband of 61 years; their four children James (Pascale), Philip (Judy), Michael, and Kim (Tina); their four grandchildren Jimmy (Stacey), Kristi (Aaron), Chelsea (Matt), and Zachary; and five great-grandchildren – Kaily, Brooklyn, Colby, Gavin, and Abigail; and her brother Nick Madonna (Janice).
Her warm smile, kind heart, and generosity will always be remembered. She will be loved, cherished, and missed forever.
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