MOLICA-LAZZARO, Fortunato (Fred), Peacefully passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 with his family by his side at the age of 91 years. Beloved husband of Luciana (Lucy) for 65 years. Loving father of John (Kathy), Angela (John), and Tino (Jackie).
Devoted grandfather of Chris (Sarah), Ashley (Cory), Samantha, Anthony (Megan), Clinton (Amanda), and Megan. Adoring great-grandfather of Abigail, Daniel, Neil, Lawson, Maverick, Nicholas, Georgia and Layla.
Cherished brother of Domenic (Bessie) and Felicia, and sister-in-law, Clementina. Predeceased by his parents and brothers (Frank and Joe) and sister (Nancy). Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Fortunato was born on April 9, 1927 in Sicily, where he became a Carabinieri Police Officer, married Luciana in Milan on September 22, 1953, and immigrated to Canada shortly thereafter. Fortunato and Luciana settled on a farm on the outskirts of Brooklin.
He was an active and supportive member of St. Leo The Great Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus in Brooklin. Visitation and celebration of life will be held at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home, 5295 Thickson Rd N. Whitby on Wednesday, November 21st from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Leo The Great Catholic Church, 130 Watford Street in Brooklin on Thursday November 22nd at 10-:30 a.m. followed by entombment at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 355 Taunton Road East in Whitby. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence and shared memories can be left for the family by visiting barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com