ERMENEGILDO "GILDO" FONTANOT
1927 - 2016
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ERMENEGILDO "GILDO", on January 20, 2016, age 88, of Newtown Square formerly of Overbrook. Beloved husband of the late Livia (nee Tomasi), loving father of Bruno (Diane) and the late Michael, adoring grandfather of Christopher and Marissa Connor (Brendan), devoted brother of Pia Iarz, the late Giovanni and the late Pina Fontanot. Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing on Tues. Jan. 26, 2016, from 10-11:15 A.M. followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:30 A.M. at the St. Anastasia Church, 3301 West Chester Pike, Newtown Sq., PA 19073. Int. SS. Peter and Paul Cem. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Christopher's Foundation for Children, 1800 JFK Blvd., Suite 1550, Phila. PA 19103 would be appreciated.www.danjolell.com



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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Jan. 22, 2016.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JAN
26
Visitation
10:00 - 11:15 AM
JAN
26
Funeral Mass
11:30 AM
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
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January 22, 2016
Bruno, Diane and family. Please know we are thinking of you. 88 years - what a wonderful life.
Al & Mary Anne Paoletti
Friends
January 22, 2016
So sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a sweet person. All our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loving family at this difficult time. God bless you.
john and maria southron
Friends
February 3, 2016
A man who was the example of peace, calm and quiet. Our families were friends of the Fontanot's from when they first arrived in Philadelphia from Trieste in the latter part of the fifties or early sixties, too long ago to remember exactly when. Gildo, Pina,John, and Livia all had the same peaceful and helpful demeanor and never changed in all the years I knew them. Always there to help and you didn't have to ask! Extraordinary people, each and every member of the family! We never knew of a single person who ever uttered a single negative word about them. He was a relic; a figure of ways not found anymore. An example to emulate and follow but, it will be very difficult to be like Gildo yesterday, today, or tomorrow. I am very proud that him and his family considered my family, their friends. Heaven just got back one of their best! Livia will be thrilled. Caio Gildo! Amen
Love and Best Regards,
Pat Durante Jr. aka "Junior"
January 25, 2016
Gildo, we will miss you. You have touched each of our lives in a special way. Rest in peace... Love, Mario, Chris and Bill Fontanot
January 22, 2016
Our sincere condolences. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
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