Margaret Schmitt

11 July, 194229 July, 2021
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Margaret Schmitt, age 79 of Punta Gorda, FL passed away on July 29, 2021. She was born on July 11, 1942 in NYC, New York to Richard and Giovanna (Jean) Allback. Margaret graduated from East Meadow High School, class of 1960. She was a travel agent on Long Island New York and in Charlotte County Florida. Margaret was a breast cancer survivor. Seventeen years later, she fought another courageous fight until she passed. Margaret and her husband, Bob, visited 43 different countries in their 25-year marriage. She introduced traveling to many family members whom she shared many trips with over the years. Margaret also enjoyed scrapping with her cousin Viv, traveling with her family, cooking and entertaining for company. She was very generous, very brave and loved by all. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, George Belano; her daughter, Christine Fiedler; and her sister, Joanne Fisher. She is survived by her husband, Robert Schmitt; children, Michele Fanning, Tracey and Joseph Pennisi, Geraldine Schmitt, and Robert and Darnelle Schmitt; grandchildren, Nicole and Paul Spence, Kaylee Licata, Samantha and James Sartin, John Fanning, Christina Fanning, Samantha Schmitt, Ryan Pennisi, Gianna Schmitt, and Tyler Pennisi; great grandchildren, Emma Licata, Gabriella Spence, Meadow Licata, Aubry Sartin, Henry Spence, Hunter Fanning, and Sophia Sartin; brother, Richard (Susan) Allback; and brother-in-law, Cliff Fisher.

A Visitation for Margaret will be held Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 2405 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte, Florida 33952. A Funeral Mass will occur Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 11:00 AM at San Antonio Catholic Church, 24445 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33980.

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Beverly Sommers

10 August 2021

Marge and Bob were the first neighbors who welcomed us to our new home in Deep Creek 6 years ago. Who would have thought we would become such good friends. Marge would call out of the blue saying, if you're not busy wanna get a bite to eat or come over and play Rummicub? We also had the good fortune to travel with them and some of their family to Hawaii. What a wonderful time! Will miss our conversations and stories back and forth. Rest in Peace our dear friend.
Forever in our hearts....Bev and Ron

Christine Saroka

4 August 2021

Wishing we were all together to comfort and support you . We hold dear and celebrate the wonderful times ,trips together and memories made . With Love always, JoAnn And Gisbert Auwaerter and Saroka Families

Alex Belano

3 August 2021

I am so sorry about your loss and send deepest sympathy to you and the family. I remember Aunt Marge from days of long ago...the little house in Levittown, Long Island, and then the ranch in St. James with tall, tall oak trees. There will always be a special place in my heart for your Mom.

Maria Pennisi-Joyce

31 July 2021

Marge you will be missed by so many. You were a beautiful soul that I had the honor of knowing because my brother married your daughter. Thank you for the past 25 plus years of memories but most importantly being in our lives. You always made my family feel so special. We loved spending time with you when you visited NY. Our heartfelt condolences to Bob, Michelle and Tracey. May she Rest In Peace.
Maria, Matt and James Joyce

Cliff Jr Fisher

31 July 2021

A life well lived. I will remember your travels, strength, and kindness forever. I cherish our memories together and thank you for being in my life! Give a hug to all our loved ones. Looking forward to seeing you again and celabrating your life.

Gerry & Darlene Brown

30 July 2021

Bob and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of such a remarkable women. Marge will be a friend that is missed by so many of us who called her a special friend. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the days head. Marge's Life and Memories will always be with you!!!
Gerry and Darlene

Caroline Francoeur

30 July 2021

Love you forever Aunt Margie. Such a special soul & always showed so much love to everyone. Say hi to Grandma up there<3

Christina Fanning

30 July 2021

Their are so many things I could say about grandma, but her love and open arms will stick with me forever. I will remember grandma as the women who travelled the world beside grandpa, always made amazing food and cared for everyone as family. I’m so thankful to have her as my grandma and will cherish her memory forever.
Ti amo nonna, riposa in pace bellissima.
With all my love your granddaughter,

Line Burns

30 July 2021

Marge was an exceptional lady. My friend, my neighbour, I will miss you so much. My heart and prayers go to the entire family. Marge, you will always have a special place in my heart. I have so many fond memories, thank you for that.

Diana Hay

30 July 2021

I consider myself very fortunate to have seen your Mom a while back before COVID. I will always remember her at that moment. Aunt Marge carried such heavy crosses during her lifetime but yet was able to remain true to herself and her family. She will always be remembered and she was one of the last in the Belano 'aunt' lineage. Our prayers are for her and your family .... wonderful memories have been made. Cherish them.

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