Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 24, 2013
Nancy Fonger

Obit Nancy Fonger1920 – 2013


Nancy Johanna Italiano Fonger passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family members on Sept. 19, 2013 at the age of 93. A wonderful mother, favorite sister, beloved grandmother and true friend, Nancy lived a full and joyful life. She was born Aug. 16, 1920 in Milwaukee, Wis., to Italian immigrants Franco and Paula Italiano where she spent her early years working hard in her family’s grocery store. During World War II she met and married a sailor, Charlie W. Fonger, in 1945 and soon found herself living in his hometown, Tooele. Together they had three children: Lyndsey Fonger (preceded her in death), Charles J. Fonger, and her daughter Peace Cambria. Nancy’s greatest joy was her family. Nancy was a wonderful grandmother and delighted in her four grandchildren, Annie Romano, Nicole (Chet) Dalton, Nicholas (Ann) Romano, and Georgio (Carla) Romano. She left her family with a beautiful legacy of love and service to others. Nancy was a faithful member of St. Marguerite Catholic Church and served devotedly as a Catechism teacher for many yers. She was active in the Ladies Guild and enjoyed many years cooking breakfast and working at the Fall Festivals. Nancy spent her life helping neighbors and family. She taught many different 4-H clubs over a span of 30 years. She was active in the Homemakers Club, American Legion, and Gold Star Mothers. Nancy was also a member of the Eagles Auxiliary. She gardened and canned fruit and jams. She loved sewing, cooking, baking, reading and travel. She finally toured Europe in her 80s with her friends. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, parents, twin baby sister, and five brothers along with many sisters-in-law and cousins. A special thank you to her wonderful Hospice workers Patty, CheryLynn, Diana and especially nurse Barbara, who so loving and kindly cared for our mother/grandmother. Also thank you to all who came to visit her. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 22 at Tate Mortuary in Tooele. Interment at Tooele City Cemetery.

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