Mary Fontana, 90, artist who enjoyed painting

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Mary Fontana, of Caswell Beach, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, at the age of 90.

Mrs. Fontana was born June 10, 1925, in Queens, New York the daughter of the late John and Theresa Gildea.

She was an artist who enjoyed painting and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Mrs. Fontana was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Fontana Jr.; son, James Fontana; and four brothers.

Surviving are her son, Martin Fontana III, of Caswell Beach; daughter, Mary Lynn Rizzo and husband Joe, of Vermont; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral Service Chapel. The funeral Mass will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Doug Lawson officiating. Burial will follow at Cape Fear Memorial Park Cemetery.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral Service.

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