Mary N. Fontana, 96, of Irwin, Hempfield Twp. died Monday March 11, 2019 at her home. She was born October 12, 1922, in Jeannette a daughter of the late Andy and Mary (Zeoli) Fontana. Prior to her retirement Mary and her late husband James were the owner for over 50 years Fontana’s Café, in North Huntingdon. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, in Irwin and its Christian Mothers/ Women’s Guild. In addition to her parents She is preceded in death by her husband James J. Fontana; a son-in-law Edward Kratochvil; a granddaughter Christina Cerilli: three brothers Ernie Verdone, Andy, Dominic and John Fontana; four sisters Mary Ann DeNunzio, Carmella Sander, Rose Russo and Fran Hovanic. Surviving are three children Beverly Kratochvil, of North Huntingdon, Janice Pagonis and her husband, William, of Pittsburgh, James Dennis Fontana and his wife Linda, of Buda, TX; four grandchildren Theresa, Angie, Keith and Kevin: four great grandchildren Jakob, Isabela, Olivia and Daniela and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Redstone Hospice for the loving care they extended to Mary. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ott Funeral Home Inc. 805 Pennsylvania Avenue Irwin. A parting prayers will be held 9:00 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park Delmont. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Redstone Hospice 6 Garden Center Greensburg PA 15601, Leukemia Society 4893 Rte. 30 Greensburg Pa 15601 or Hempfield Manor 1118 Woodward Dr. Greensburg PA 15601.
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