Michele Gabriele Youngerman, “Fi Fi”, 81, of Lusby, MD passed away on February 20, 2021 in Prince Fredrick, MD. She was born on April 24, 1939 in Paris, France and was the daughter of the late Jeanine Gomiot and Leonce Bart. Michele was the loving wife of James C. Youngerman whom she married on January 19, 1961 in St. Nazaire, France.
Michele is survived by her children; Lucille Youngerman of Ormoy, France, Roger C. Youngerman of Lusby, MD, siblings; Richard Bart of Pierrefeu, France, and Patrick Bart of Paris, France, as well as 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son Jimmie G. Youngerman.
Michele was a faithful loving wife to James C. Youngerman for 60 years, 20 years as an Army wife. She endured and persevered through her husband’s two combat tours in Vietnam as a single mother with three young children. She supported her husband and loved her children through multiple overseas tours during his career. Her final move was to Calvert County in 1978. She was never intimidated by hard work and did not fear new challenges. Michele and Jim co-owned and managed the Lusby Sunoco for ten years before retiring in 1998.
Michele loved to cook and was an avid gardener, loving flowers and plants. She always cared for birds and animals and had a special fondness for elephants. She loved to travel, camp and fish.
Grandchildren and great grandchildren brought another opportunity to love and care for her family. She cherished each one.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD where a Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be Roger C. Youngerman, Mitchell C. Youngerman, Austin C. Youngerman, Mark Garner, James Cody, and Mike Fraley.