Remembering Buggie

Less than 2 months ago, “06880” ran a story on a cute, lovely 5-year-old girl nicknamed Buggie. Three days after Christmas, she was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive brain tumor.

Today, I received this heartbreaking email:

It is with much sadness that we share the heartbreaking news that our beautiful and brave niece and granddaughter, Fiona Penelope “Buggie” Lundell — Thomas Lundell’s precious daughter — earned her angel fairy wings on Tuesday morning, June 25, 2013.

She passed away peacefully, with her mommy and daddy by her side.

Buggie’s sparkling and sweet spirit will live on forever in our hearts and souls.

Love For Buggie

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 2 at the Hoyt & Cognetta Funeral Home, 5 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

A reception will follow at the Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club, 6 Great Marsh Road, Westport.

We hope everyone can join in celebrating Fiona’s life. Children are welcome.

Casual and colorful attire is preferred in honor of the vibrant and colorful world that Fiona appreciated so much.

In lieu of flowers, Buggie’s family has asked for memorial donations to be made to: Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. To send a gift by mail, please make checks payable to “PBTF”;  302 Ridgefield Court, Asheville, NC 28806. Honoree name: Fiona Lundell (Love for Buggie). Notification recipient: Thomas Lundell

With all our love and gratitude,

The Lundell, Baker & Hofstetter Families

One response to “Remembering Buggie

  1. This is a small (gift) to the parents and friends of Buggie– it is only a beautiful place to go…. (An idea for you, really…) But I hope you will go! It is my best kept Secret here in town.

    I read Dans story about your Fiona and I had to share it with you! You need to feel the air on your face there and listen to the seagulls and the waves. I think you will enjoy this.

    And only at Low Tide does it even exist:

    * Fiona’s Disappearing Island* at Compo Beach in Westport…. ((See Dan Woog’s stories/06880))

    When the tides roll in the island is completely covered by water- except for maybe one rock. But when it s low tide– ahhhhhhh!
    That’s when you should go there for the best salty, windy–oyster shell filled trail leading out into the Sound! The sea birds love it there, they grab fresh clams, still alive in bright green rimmed tidal pools exposed by the tides…pools still filled with teeny fish. . The waves crash on to the nearby jetty… There is a powerful energy on Fiona’s Island. i walked out there almost every day when i first moved here… (For me) it was a healing ground and a trail of discovery…There are horseshoe crabs and bits of whelks. There are marsh grasses and huge rocks at the end worth seeing!

    Wear good walking shoes; it is really a sand bar but this is a rocky trail…and, watch the clock or you’ll be trapped out there as the tide rolls back out again! Which only means you’ll have to wade in….

    For me, it is the prettiest place in all of Westport. My secret spot…
    Maybe I will see you there,