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John E. Fontinell

November 12, 1939 ~ January 13, 2019 (age 79)


      John E. Fontinell, 79, of Danville, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019. John lived in Huntington Mills for 42 years before moving to Danville for the final three months of his life.

      He was born November 12, 1939 in Scranton, the son of the late John W. and Mary (Hodanich) Fontinell.  John graduated from Abington Heights High School, Clarks Summit in 1957 and expanded his education by attending Keystone Junior College, LaPlume, and Rutgers University.  He faithfully served his country in the U.S. Navy.  For over 20 years, he was self employed as a Custom Home Builder until his retirement in 1998.  John was a member of the Christ the King Catholic Church, Benton where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Finance Committee. John enjoyed playing golf, woodworking, and spending time with his grandchildren.

      Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary, at home; three sons, John W. Fontinell and wife Diane of Lutherville‑Timonium, MD, Michael F. Fontinell and wife Caroline of Maryville, TN, and Marc K. Fontinell and wife Kimberly of Maryville, TN, 10  grandchildren:   Madeline Ann, Sydney Joyce, Lillian Marie, Cierra McKenna, Dylan Francis, John Lucas, John William, Noah Michael, Anthony James, Gianni Attilio, and a sister, Yvonne M. Fontinell, of Danville, PA.

    A Mass of Christian Burial and a Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11:00 A. M. at Maria Joseph Manor Chapel, 1707 Montour Boulevard, Danville, PA.  Memorial Contributions in John's name are suggested to:  Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius Mission Advancement Office, 1002 Railroad Street, Danville, PA 17821. The McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., Benton is honored to serve the Fontinell Family.  For online condolences or for additional information, please visit our website:

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Mass of Christian Burial and a Celebration of Life
January 26, 2019

11:00 AM
Maria Joseph Manor Chapel
1707 Montour Boulevard
Danville, PA 17821


Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius Mission Advancement Office
1002 Railroad Street, Danville PA 17821

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