Salvatore Fontana

Salvatore Fontana

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Obituary

Salvatore Fontana, 77, beloved husband of Francesca (Luzzi) Fontana, of Tower Street, Westerly, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 surrounded by his family.

Born in Corigliano, Cosenza, Italy, he was the son of the late Francesco and Iolanda Fontana.

Salvatore worked with the Dept. of Transportation for the Town of Westerly for many years and was also a longtime, self-employed landscaper. He was a devoted Communicant of Immaculate Conception Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three siblings, Cristina DeSantis (Michael), Joseph Fontana (Christine) and Silvia Fontana; two children, Franco Fontana (Graciela) and Yolanda Frazier (Rich); and grandchildren, Stefanie, Sal and Jessica Fontana, Jennifer DeLucia (Christopher) and Rachel and Amy Frazier. Salvatore was predeceased by his brother Eugenio Fontana and nephew Francesco “Frankie” DeSantis.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4pm – 7pm at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., Westerly. There is no procession from the funeral home to church. Burial will follow at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    Address
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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  • Service

    Friday, June 21st, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, June 21st, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Immaculate Conception Church
    Address
    111 High Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Sebastian Cemetery
    Address
    WESTERLY, RI 02891

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To Francesca and the Fontana family and friends. Thinking of you and sending my deepest heartfelt condolences in this very difficult time. I have planted this tree to help keep Sal’s spirit alive amongst you.
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