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James W. Fontello, free spirit

November 14, 2013
James W. Fontello

James W. "Jamie" Fontello, 40, of Rehoboth Beach passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

He was the owner of Fontello & Sons Construction Company. Jamie loved cooking, camping, and going to Rehoboth Beach to see the sunrise and sunset. He was a free spirit, lovable, helping everyone he could, and a mentor to many. Jamie loved the holidays, especially spending time with his family. He was devoted to his children.

Jamie is survived by his son, William D. Fontello; his daughter, Scarlet R. Fontello; two children he raised as his own, Megan Rose and Savannah Jo; father, James A. Fontello (Carole); grandmother, Dorothy C. Octavio; brothers, Lance J. Fontello (Wendy), Ryan J. Fontello; sisters, Dorothy D. Boots (Kurt), Jennifer L. Phipps (Sam); and numerous nephews and nieces. Jamie is preceded in death by his mother, Nina D. Octavio; grandfathers William E. Octavio and James Fontello; and grandmother, Catherine J. Fontello.

A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Road, Newark, followed by a celebration of Jamie's life at 3 p.m. Burial will be private. A special thanks for love and support to Aunt Janice and Cousin Patty.