Our brother and fellow priest, Father Charles Fontana, passed on from this life on September 23, 2014, at the age of 71.
Father Fontana was born on June 17, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 7, 1969.
Father Fontana’s many assignments included serving as associate pastor at St. Suzanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven Parish, Detroit; St. Mary Parish, Wayne; St. Clement Parish, Dearborn; and as administrator at St. Andrew Parish, Rochester. In addition, Father Fontana also served as pastor at St. Pius X Parish, Southgate; St. Timothy Parish, Trenton; St. Paul of Tarsus Parish, Clinton Township and St. Clement Parish, Dearborn.
Visitation will take place at John Molnar Funeral Home, 23700 West Road, Brownstown Township, 734-692-1515 on Sunday, September 28 from 1-6 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, September 29 at St. Clement Parish Church, 5275 Kenilworth Street, Dearborn from 2-7 p.m. with a rosary at 6:30 p.m.
Father Fontana will lie in repose on Tuesday, September 30 at St. Clement Parish Church from 10 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit.
Father Fontana was predeceased by his parents Luigi and Anita. He is survived by his sister Linda (Craig) Fontana-Smith and many cousins. Condolences may be sent to St. Clement Parish, C/O Bernadette, 5275 Kenilworth Street, Dearborn, MI 48126.