Mary Fortunato, 92, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 17 years, formerly of Linden, NJ, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Cape Coral. She was born January 14, 1927 in Elizabeth, NJ to James and Elena Gnarro, now deceased.
Mary was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral. She lived a long happy life as a wife for 57 years, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Life revolved around the kitchen for Mary. If you knew her, then you knew she was a great cook, but even better baker. She moved to Florida and retired to be with her children and grandchild. Her last years she lived with her daughters and she passed peacefully at home with her daughters near her side.
She is survived by two loving daughters, Debra Niego, (late Robert Niego) and Francine Fortunato, both of Cape Coral; sister, Gloria Nigito of Toms River, NJ; three grandchildren, Tianna (Hunter Penix), Jennifer Solomon, and Howard Niego (Ladis); as well as five great grandchildren, Anthony Penix, Alex Niego, Randy Niego, Reese Solomon, and Dylan Solomon.
Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Angelo Fortunato in 2013; as well as her brother, Frank Gnarro and a sister, Helen Botta.
Funeral Services will be held in NJ. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.