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Laura Fruscella

Obituary for Laura Fruscella

August 18, 1952 - October 29, 2017
Cleveland, Ohio | Age 65

Loving Mother, Daughter, Sister


Laura Coleman Harrell Fruscella, 65, passed away on October 29, 2017. Laura was born August 18, 1952 in Norwalk, Connecticut to Kathryn and Richard Harrell.
Laura earned her BA from Bowling Green State University in German, Spanish and French. Afterwards, she traveled abroad and earned her M.A. in German from Heidelberg University. At the time of her death, she was working on her PHD in German.
Laura studied and spoke German, Spanish, French Italian, Greek, Latin and Turkish (among others).
She loved travel so much, it led her to work for American Airlines where she became a flight attendant traveling worldwide assisting others through her fluency in many languages. She went on to teach America's youth and to focus on her art; water color being her primary medium. She was an amazing artist who would be quick to paint a portrait of pets, houses or people for a friend as a gift and even donated paintings to raise money for a local Cleveland Greyhound Rescue organization.
Laura was a free spirit who moved across the country, living on the East Coast, the South and the Midwest. She also loved to dance and competed in various dance contests. She loved her whole family, especially her daughter. She had a love for rescue animals and spoke openly against animal abuse.
She is survived by her daughter Angela Fruscella; father Richard Harrell; siblings Chris Harrell, Kathy Morico, Tracey Finucan, Julie Harrell, Richard Harrell and Jennifer Harrell; her border collie Jasmine and her greyhound Lacey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to Greyhound Adoption of Ohio Inc. 7122 County Line, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 AM, Friday, November 3rd at St. Mark Parish 15800 Montrose Ave., Cleveland OH 44111 with Inurnment to follow at Lakewood Park Cemetery. 440-933-3202

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    Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

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