Dr. Francesco Turturro
Dr. Francesco Turturro, 61, of Houston, Texas, Professor in the Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma at MD Anderson Cancer Center, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017. He was born on September 16, 1955, in Giovinazzo, Italy, to Giuseppe and Rita (Goffredo) Turturro. He married his high school sweetheart, Antonella Franchini of Bari, Italy, in 1983. A passionate learner, Dr. Turturro was a respected colleague, mentor and physician, and treated thousands of patients throughout his career. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, a lover of good food and wine, jazz music and travel.
Dr. Turturro was preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Antonella; his son and daughter and their spouses, Walter and Kelly Turturro, Valeria and Jonathan Klamm; his beloved grandson, Luca Francesco Turturro; and his brother, Domenico Turturro.
Dr. Turturro's family gives a special thank you to the medical team, especially Dr. Varadhachary and Dr. Koay, and the patient affairs team, especially Cynthia Coffman, at MD Anderson Cancer Center. They also thank his team of nurses and physician assistants who made his job easier as he received treatment.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock in the afternoon until eight o'clock in the evening on Friday, May 5, 2017, at Bradshaw-Carter Memorial & Funeral Services, 1734 West Alabama Street in Houston, where the rosary for Francesco will begin at seven o'clock.
The funeral mass will begin at nine o'clock in the morning on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer Road in Houston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486, or online at www.mdanderson.org/gifts
. Please include that the gift is in memory of Dr. Francesco Turturro.