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Former WTOL 11 anchor and reporter Rebecca Fondessy dies at 56

Fondessy was a health and wellness reporter from 1994 to 2000. She was a graduate of Start High School and the University of Toledo.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Former anchor and reporter Rebecca Fondessy died on Jan. 11 at the age of 56.

Rebecca was a health and wellness reporter from 1994 to 2000 and anchored both the noon and 5 p.m. newscasts.

No stranger to Toledo, she was a graduate of both Start High School and the University of Toledo.

Rebecca was born on September 12, 1965 to Constance (Connie) and Donald Hoffmann.

After spending much of her early life in Ohio, Rebecca moved to Florida with her husband and newborn son Joseph in December 2000. 

According to an obituary, Rebecca focused on being a mom, while finding work as a commercial voiceover artist, actress and teacher. Later in life, she discovered yet another passion in painting. 

Anyone wishing to honor Rebecca's life is asked to donate to the National Adoption Foundation, a local adoption agency or a local animal rescue shelter.

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