MOBIT: Fortunato, Joseph J. [MCretreatant] on 2016-Oct-12 by McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

2016-Oct-15

Good Evening All,

Ed McEneney has shared the following information and sad news regarding a good friend to many of us and a regular retreatant at our Manhattan College Reality Retreat. Joe a United States Army WW11 Decorated Veteran was called home on October 12, 2016. We pray for the repose of his soul. We pray for his Wife Eleanor who predeceased Joe 7 months ago. We pray for their Family as they mourn the loss of their loved one in the sure and certain knowledge that this good and faithful servant is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace. Joe, you will be missed by so many.

Thank you Ed Thank you all. God Bless.

I could not transfer a picture attached by Ed But those of you who knew Joe have seen the picture

Phil Colon

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Joseph J. Fortunato 93 and a member of St. Patrick’s Parish for 52 years died on October 12, 2016.

Joe had made 24 retreats with the St. Patrick and Manhattan College retreat groups.  You ask how did he get into the EMM picture….well he was walking near us he stopped and we asked him to join us for the picture. This quiet spiritual man had a past which he would talk about from time to time in the small group discussion after each presentation.  On “D” day he landed on Omaha Beach he shared how his life was spared by Jesus a number of times, he earned a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and received a battle field commission.  He attended OCS for two days. His faith was rock solid.  He stood the test of time.  
His wife Eleanor died 7 months ago.
 
He is being waked at Clark’s in Yorktown:
Friday  October 14, 2016
From 2:00PM to 4:00PM & 7:00PM to 9:00PM
 
Mass is Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:00AM
New St. Patrick’s Church, 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 
Ed McEneney
 
John 15:16: Jesus said: “You did not chose me but I choose you”  John 15:16
 
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[JR: Guess that makes him an honorary Jasper.]  

Fortunato, Joseph J. [MCretreatant]

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