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Grace Furer Fuhrman

Born: Tue., Sep. 6, 1921
Died: Wed., May 26, 2010

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Grace Furer Fuhrman, 88, of East Sandwich, Mass., formerly of Freeport, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at the home of her daughter, Pamela, surrounded by her loving family and her hospice nurse. Born Sept. 6, 1921, in Tarentum, to the late Frederick D. and Susan Mohney Furer, she was a former Bell Telephone operator at the Tarentum office and a postal worker in California, where she had traveled in wartime by train to marry her late husband of 64 years, Richard J. Fuhrman. She loved reading and created many beautiful items of needlework and quilting, in addition to painting and drawing. Her greatest love was her family and the children at St Joseph's Indian School, for whom she provided support to for more than 65 years. Mrs. Fuhrman was the beloved mother of six children, Sue Ann Lukens, who preceded her in death in 2002, Mary Janet Fuhrman, of East Sandwich, Mass., Richard Jeffrey (Diane) Fuhrman, of New Kensington, Pamela Louise (Mendell) Reitler, of East Sandwich, Mass., Peter Joseph Fuhrman, of Ford City, and Eric Stephen (Susan) Fuhrman, of East Sandwich, Mass. She also leaves behind six cherished grandchildren, Ann Kaszowski, Nathan Heigley, R. Jeffrey Fuhrman Jr., Jacob P. Reitler and Jennifer and Daniel Fuhrman, and four treasured great-grandchildren, Julius, Angelique, Evangeline and Lauren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her siblings, David Furer, Charles Furer and Val Jeanne Edmonds. <PB>At Mrs. Fuhrman's request, there will be no funeral home visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at St. Mary's Church in Freeport. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery will follow. There will be no social gathering following at Mrs. Fuhrman's request. Arrangements by REDMOND FUNERAL HOME, Freeport.<P> In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory are requested to be made to St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, SD 57326 or to The Smile Train (an organization that repairs cleft palates without charge for underprivileged children), P.O. Box 96231, Washington D.C. 20090-6231. The family extends a grateful thank you for the assistance and support of Hospice and Palliative Care of Cape Cod and especially to her loving nurse, Meg. We are forever grateful for their kindness and loving, respectful care of our mother.

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