GARDNER - On Monday, December 30,, 2019, Martina (Stromer) Brogna passed away at the age of 61. Proud of her heritage, she was born in Bad Orb, Germany, 1958, one of six children. She is survived by brothers Horst, Ulrich, Kai Uwe, her sister Angelika and many nieces. Martina is preceded in death by her father Hans, mother Ida and an infant brother.
She married Sgt. Robert Brogna while he was stationed in Germany and they were blessed with two children Rocky and Michelle (Brogna) Cunningham. Martina was a loving Omi to 5 grandchildren, Sunshine, Sadie, Tamara, Damien, Tommy and most recently made an Oma to great granddaughter Inara. They undoubtedly were the highlight of her life, she lived for them. She enjoyed taking them to the Lithuanian Club during the summer months and made special Omi time with them all. Martina was a member of the Gardner Fraternal Order of Eagles and bar-tended there for years. She worked for Shaker Workshops for over 25 years and had a special bond with that work family. She had a voice we will never forget, and energy that was infectious. She captured our hearts, was loved and will be truly missed by too many to list.
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Mack Family Funeral Homes, 105 Central Street, Gardner, Ma., will have a wake on January 9, 2020 from 5-7pm.
She was diagnosed with lung cancer in July of 2016, she gave it her all and fought furiously until the end - in her spirit please consider making a donation to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com
Mack Family Funeral Homes, - Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks Chapel, 105 Central St., Gardner is assisting with arrangements.