Margaret Elizabeth (Nevitt) Fugate, also known as “Miss M.”, age 96, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 1, 2013 at Tidewell Hospice of Port Charlotte.
She is survived by her loving son Lee Fugate (Virginia) and devoted daughter and best friend, Betsy Joiner; grandchildren, Lamar Jr., Mary Ellen (Andy) and Meghan (Adam); great-grandchildren, Randall, Austin, Travis, Seth and Emily; her special caregivers, Judy, Linda, Mary Rose, Sabrina, Cheryl, Jeannie and Don; and extended PJ’s Seagrille family.
Margaret graduated from Florida State Women’s College, (FSU) in 1938 and moved to Boca Grande to teach English at Boca Grande School until 1963.
She met the love of her life, Delmar Fugate, married in 1940 and they shared 60 beautiful years together.
She was later the librarian at Lemon Bay School, then the audio visual media specialist for five counties before retiring from Sallie Jones Elementary School as librarian in 1980. She will be remembered for her sparkling blue eyes and ready smile.
There will be a celebration of her life in November.
Memorial donations maybe made to: The Boca Grande Historical Society, the Boca Grande Health Clinic Foundation, the Johann Fust Library Foundation or The Island School Foundation.Funeral Arrangements are being made by Lemon Bay Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Englewood.
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