Published On: Wed, Jul 11th, 2018

Maria Theresia Fontaine

Maria Theresia Fontaine “Oma” (Formerly Küblböck) age 79 of Boca Raton, FL passed away peacefully with her family Thursday July 5, 2018 at 6:56 AM at the Del Ray Medical Center after a long bout with Cushing’s Disease.  Maria was born in Maresberg,  Germany on January 25, 1939 to Alois and Theresia Küblböck.  She was the youngest of 3 children. She immigrated on February 25, 1960 to the USA in search of a better life and on February 9, 1963 she married Kenneth Louis Fontaine.  Ken and Maria enjoyed traveling together and spending time with family and friends. Maria earned an Associates degree in Germany and worked as a hairdresser eventually owning her own salon here in the US.  Maria grew up in a rural area of the Bavarian region of Germany and was raised during and post WWII Germany which was a very unique experience as compared to most western world upbringings.  Maria excelled in school and had an eye for art and design.  Maria enjoyed the opera and attended whenever she could. However, her expertise was family, she was always and continues to be the epicenter and glue of our immediate and extended family.  Maria lived for her children and grandchildren; everything she thought and did was with one of them in mind.  Maria is survived by her daughter Michelle (Christopher), and sons Michael (Monik) and Kenneth(Sherri); her sister Margaret Gebauer; 8 grand children, a niece and numerous cousins.  Maria was preceded in death by her Husband Ken, grandson Dana, brother Josef and nephew Gunther. Maria will be remembered as the bedrock of her family. Funeral Services will be held on Friday July 13, 2018 at 9:00 am at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 213 Broadway, Norwich, CT. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Norwich. A Celebration of Life Reception to follow at the Spicer Mansion 15 Elm Street, Mystic, CT 12:00-4:00 pm. The family will greet friends from 4:00-8:00 pm on Thursday July 12, 2018 at the Church and Allen Funeral Home in Norwich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Maria’s name to CSRF – Cushing’s Support & Research Foundation.

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