Anthony (Tony) Fortini, 87, of Galveston, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at Clear Lake Hospital in Webster, of respiratory failure.
The family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 8:00 pm, Friday, October 19th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10:30 am, Saturday, October 20th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with Father Bill Bartniski officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. It was Tony’s special request that no fuss be made to celebrate his life. Therefore, ties, coats, and suits are not necessary for the service.
Tony was born in Somerville, Massachusetts on December 10, 1919. He was married to Billie Jordan Fortini for 60 ½ years. They met when he was in the Army stationed at Fort Crockett in 1942. Tony retired from Union Carbide in 1982.
Tony was preceded in death by his mother, father, and sister in Massachusetts, as well as his beloved daughter, Debbie Fortini Marr.
He is survived by his loving wife, Billie; beloved son, Bubba Fortini and wife, Elizabeth, and their four-month-old daughter, Briana Grace, who was Tony’s only granddaughter, whom he adored. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews: Phyllis and Bobby Rohde, Robin and James Grasso, Linda and Johnny O’Connor, Dora O’Callaghan, and Lynn and Boogie O’Connor, as well as many great nieces; and special friends: Debbie Cano, Lisa Cano, Ashleigh Cano, Chelsey Wall, and Oma Schneider.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Benham, Johnny O’Connor, Eddie Jones, Gary Jewell, Troy Chason, and Bobby Rohde.
In lieu of flowers, Tony’s family requests that memorials be made to the American Lung Association, 2030 North Loop West, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77018.