Hilda Gean Fumerola


Hilda Gean Fumerola passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at the age of 88 years.

Hilda was born on December 2, 1932 in Holly Grove, West Virginia. She was a daughter of Clyde and Pearl (nee Long) Helmick. On October 17, 1953, she married William Charles Fumerola in Hinkleville, West Virginia. 

Hilda was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Macomb. She worked with the Ladies Aid and always volunteered at the church and school wherever help was needed. She attended Senior Bible Study faithfully. She was an original member of the Detroit Police Officer’s Wives Association. Hilda loved keeping in contact with her friends, past and present. She would send letters or make phone calls to stay connected with the people she loved and cared about. Her love of traveling took her on many wonderful trips with Bill throughout the country. Hilda enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandson. She was a kind-hearted, loving soul and she will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

Hilda is survived by her children, Terry (Diane) Fumerola and Karen (Donald) Goodsmith; grandchildren, William (Jennifer) Fumerola II, Thomas Fumerola, Natalie (Kip) Mangan and David Goodsmith; great-grandson, Kai Mangan; siblings, Donald (Regena) Helmick, Fred (Sally) Helmick, Harry Helmick, Sue (Vic) Belebczuk and George Helmick; sibling-in-laws, Betty Coughlin, Mary Leigh, James Fumerola, Robert Joe (Sandy) Fumerola, Barbara (Guy) Ware, Virginia (Frank) Robinson, Junior (Karen) Fumerola and Leonard (Arlene) Fumerola; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 

Hilda was predeceased by her husband, Bill in 2014; brother, Cecil Helmick; sibling-in-laws, Roy Fumerola, Dewey (Mary Jean) Fumerola, Paul Coughlin, Steve Leigh, Nelda Fumerola, and Margaret (Robert) Pingley; and parents, Clyde and Pearl Helmick.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hauss-Modetz Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank, Macomb, MI 48044.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with 10:00 a.m. Instate at Immanuel Lutheran Church Chapel, 47120 Romeo Plank, Macomb, MI 48044. Hilda will be entombed in Glen Eden Lutheran Cemetery East, Macomb Township.

Memorial tributes would be appreciated to the Retired Detroit Police and Fire Fighters Association, 2525 E. 14 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48310 or Immanuel Chapel Restoration Fund, 47120 Romeo Plank, Macomb, Michigan 48044.

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