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Ronald J. Fortunato

September 3, 1942 October 15, 2018
Ronald J. Fortunato
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Obituary for Ronald J. Fortunato

BEVERLY - Ronald J. Fortunato, 76, of Beverly, passed away peacefully, Monday evening, October 15, 2018 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Melrose, he was the son of the late Joseph and Louise (Witham) Fortunato. He grew up in Beverly, surrounded by a large loving extended family of Aunties, Uncles, cousins, and grandparents. He was a graduate of Beverly High School with the class of 1962.

Ron was a foreman and manager at the General Electric in Lynn for many years. He also enjoyed being a barber, a skill passed down from two generations, and he was still offering haircuts to friends. Ron was an active member of the Italian Community Center, Patria e Lavoro Society and the Bass Haven Yacht Club, all in Beverly.

Ron was his happiest when reaching out to those in need. He filled and delivered countless Christmas baskets to families who would otherwise not have had a meal on Christmas Day. He and his cousin, Tony Witwicki, enjoyed working side by side with family and friends; purchasing, preparing, and serving monthly meals to the homeless at the First Baptist Church in Beverly. Ron had a lifetime love of the ocean and boating, and enjoyed the company of his many friends at the boatyard.

Surviving him are two sons, Randy Fortunato of Springfield, Michael Fortunato and his wife Erin of Beverly, one daughter, Rena Springer and her husband Jeff of Salem- also one brother, Donald Fortunato and his wife Lorraine of Danvers, two sisters, Donna Gauthier and husband Ronald of Essex, and Joanne Vallone and husband Michael of Georgetown and three grandchildren, David Callely and his wife Haley, Craig Denehy, and Griffin Fortunato, and one great grandchild, Emmelyn Callely.

Visiting hours are at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 1-4 PM. The funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 12 Noon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, please continue to honor his spirit by supporting the Beverly Bootstraps, 35 Park , Beverly (heat program) www.beverlybootstraps.org Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com


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Visitation

Sunday

21

Oct

1:00 PM 10/21/2018 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 10/21/2018 4:00:00 PM
Campbell Funeral Home

525 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Campbell Funeral Home
525 Cabot Street Beverly 01915 MA
United States

Service

Monday

22

Oct

12:00 PM 10/22/2018 12:00:00 PM
Campbell Funeral Home

525 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Campbell Funeral Home
525 Cabot Street Beverly 01915 MA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Beverly Bootstraps

35 Park Street
Beverly, MA 01915
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