Ahwatukee Foothills resident Laureen (Anne) Margherita died peacefully at home surrounded by her living family and friends on July 28. She passed away at the age of 53 after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Margherita is daughter to Antoinette and sister to Danny, Linda and Candy. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Jason; daughter, Antonia; grandchildren, Destiny and Noah; son, Thomas; and her dogs, Guido, Carmine and Gina.

A celebration of her life will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at Fire and Water International Church, 1937 E. Diamond St.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Set Free Ministries, 1034 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004.

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