Margaret A Fortunato

Born: Wed., Aug. 12, 1942
Died: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

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Margaret A. Fortunato, 77, of Allentown, PA, formerly of Phillipsburg, N.J., died October 11, 2019.


Born August 12, 1942 in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence J. and Adele Ida (Tooma) Fortunato.


Margaret was a former legal secretary for Pennsylvania State Rep. James Prendergast and Attorney Robert Ellwood in Phillipsburg, NJ. She was also an administrative assistant at Foster-Wheeler, Clinton, N.J.


She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phillipsburg, where she was a former member of the church council and served on the building committee. She was also a member of St. Philip and St. James Church’s Over-Fifties Club.


Survivors include her son, Larry and his wife, Lori of Salisbury Township, PA; three sisters, Carol Nickey (Henry), Patricia Smull (John) and Laura Szabo (James) and two grandchildren, Carly and Nicholas Fortunato.


A Celebration of Life service will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, 2019 in St. John’s Lutheran Church, 278 Chambers St, Phillipsburg, N.J. Burial will be private. Funeral arrangements: Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home, 289 South Main St, Phillipsburg, N.J.


In lieu of flowers and cards, donations towards burial expenses can be made to Larry Fortunato, care of the funeral home.

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Denise Bodema
   Posted Sun October 27, 2019
We are so sorry with the loss of your mom. Marge was like a 2nd mom to me. We always talked on the phone and kept in touch wherever I was or she made it appoint to visit us. Marge will be sadly missed. We can’t be there for her celebration in person but our hearts are with her. Love you all.

Linda Sigafoos
   Posted Fri November 01, 2019
Dear Larry and Lori,

Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother and mother-in-law. Marge was a dear friend of mine from the time we first met at Exxon Research and Engineering back in the mid 80's. She was a very kind and caring individual who would do anything for you. She always has been and always will be very dear to my heart. She is at peace now.

Mary Slotterback
   Posted Thu November 28, 2019
Larry and Lori, I just learned about your mom's passing last night. I haven't seen or heard from your mother in many years. She moved away and we lost touch and I have thought about her over the years, but didn't know how to get in touch with her any longer. So sorry to hear that she's passed.

My husband and I were one of many people that attended the day trip you organized many years ago to Ellis Island in NY.