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Giuliano Enea Fontana
September 6, 1933 - November 17, 2013
Resident of Fremont
Giuliano Enea Fontana was born September 6, 1933 and died November 17, 2013. A resident of Fremont, Giuliano passed away peacefully from complications of a stroke suffered in July. Giuliano was born in Lucca Italy to Armando and Maria Lina Fontana. Giuliano immigrated to the United States in 1950 and shortly after joined the Oakland Scavenger Company at the age of 17. He became a partner in the company at the age of 20 and worked there for 39 years. In 1956 and 1957 he proudly served in the United States
in Germany in the 10th Mountain Division where he was a B.A.R. man. In 1960 he married the love of his life Elsa Casazza and settled in Oakland. Giuliano and Elsa and their two children Dino and Cynthia later moved to Fremont where Giuliano and Elsa retired. Giuliano's happiest times were spent with Elsa, his loving wife of 53 years, and their family; Dino, his wife Donna and their children Michael and Juliana; Cynthia, her husband Jonathan Lee and their daughters Sonia and Sabrina, and his furry little companion Gracie. Giuliano loved the land of his birth and visited Italia with Elsa many times over the last 37 years, most recently in 2011 with his children, their spouses, and grandchildren. The cabin at Lake Tahoe was their second home for the last 37 years. He loved music and was an accomplished accordionist for over 60 years. He loved food, wine, his garden, and the outdoors. Giuliano was a long time member of the Alpicella Club and will be missed by all who knew him. Along with his immediate family, Giuliano is survived by his brother Marco, his brothers-in-law Renzo Casazza and his wife Karen, Marco Casazza and his wife Jan, sisters-in-law Mimi Casazza, Catherine Fontana, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Paolo, Duilio, and Franco, his in-laws Giovanni and Maria Casazza, and his brother-in-law, Gino Casazza.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 22, from 5-8pm with a Vigil at 6pm at Fremont Chapel of the Roses, 1940 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 23, 11:30am at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, 34700 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94555. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward, CA.
Donations may be made in Giuliano's memory to the
Published in Contra Costa Times on Nov. 20, 2013
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- Joanne Parenti
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