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Dominic Fontana
1936 - 2016
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Life Story for Dominic Fontana

Dominic B. Fontana died peacefully at home in Westfield on November 23, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Port Arthur, TX, on January 11, 1936 to Dominic and Mary (nee Bartolotta) Fontana, and crowned The Prince of All Port Arthur. The family, including his younger brother, Salvador, moved to New Orleans in 1941. Dom attended Jesuit High School and then Tulane University, where he was active in ROTC and later served as a transportation engineer in the U.S. Army. Upon graduation with a mechanical engineering degree, he began a long, successful career as a Sales Engineer commissioning power plants all over the world. Dom and his wife, Ann, met in Bay City Michigan, married in 1960 and moved to Westfield in 1968. They raised their three children, Susan, Lori and Dominic, Jr. in Westfield. In addition to his wife Ann and his brother Salvador, (Maryann) two nieces, Maria (Joe) and Victoria (Andrew) he is survived by Susan Fontana and her husband, Eoin O’Regan, Lori and Peter Keenan and their children Teddy, Annie and Matthew, and Dominic, Jr. and Carolyn (nee Hanlon) Fontana and their children Abigail, Grace and Lucia. He delighted in his six grandchildren. Dom is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews from Michigan to Louisiana.

Dom’s community interests and involvement were extremely diverse and multi-denominational throughout his life and into retirement, where many knew him as "the Ragin' Cajun." He was an active member of the Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity where he belonged to a Wednesday morning Why Catholic Study group as well as a Saturday morningprayer group, and also attended St. Helen’s prayer group, as well as St. Rita's Church in Gouldsboro, PA. He was a founding member of Bon Vivants, a post-Newcomers couples group, and also Co-Weds of the Presbyterian Church. When his children were young, Dom was an enthusiastic member of the Grant School Players, and coached Westfield Girl’s Softball and Boy’s Baseball for many years. A life-long stamp collector, he continued trading and collecting in the Westfield Stamp Club; was a member and volunteer of the Friends of the Westfield Library; Treasurer of the Genealogy Society of the West Fields; a member of the Westfield Historical Society and Knights of Columbus; and an Associate member of the Westfield Sons of the American Revolution. Dom particularly enjoyed his involvement as a ROMEO, (Retired Old Men Eating Out)and playing golf with his Duffers golf group at their summer home in the Poconos. Dom will be deeply missed by his family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers whose many lives he has touched.

Visitation will be at Dooley’s Colonial Funeral Home on Sunday, December 4th from 2-5pm. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, December 5th at 11am at the Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity. Cremation entombment will be at the family mausoleum in New Orleans.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the following;
Holy Trinity Christian Aid Fund
℅ The Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity
336 First Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
http://www.htrcc.org/about_contact.php

Overlook Foundation
c/o Thomas Glasser Caregivers Center
36 Upper Overlook Road
P.O. Box 220
Summit, NJ 07902
https://overlookfoundation.org/donate-to-the-thomas-glasser-caregivers-center/

The Genealogical Society of the West Fields
c/o Westfield Memorial Library
550 East Broad Street
​Westfield, NJ 07090
http://gswf.weebly.com/

Westfield Historical Society
P.O. Box 613
Westfield, NJ 07091
https://www.westfieldhistoricalsociety.org/new-page/

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