Blanche Fontana

Blanche Fontana, 89

Longtime South Beach resident, devoted mother

Blanche Fontana (nee Havelin) passed away on Aug. 24, 2017.

She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio Fontana; loving mother of Anthony Fontana (deceased), Michelle Sullivan, Frank and Brian Fontana; dear grandmother of Daniel Sullivan and Jessica Heron, and Michael and Melissa Fontana, and dear mother-in-law of Kenneth Sullivan and Lynn Fontana. She is also survived by her dear sister, Gloria Soldo, and dear brother, Seymour Havelin.

Born in Brooklyn, Blanche was a longtime South Beach, Staten Island, resident of 55 years, and recently relocated to Lincroft, N.J.

She was a devoted mother and homemaker and dedicated her life to her children. She loved cooking for her family. She loved to dance, draw, read, and to be with her friends.

Blanche was a member of the South Beach Senior Center and Friendship Club. She was married for 62 years prior to Antonio's passing in 2009. Blanche was loved by everyone who knew her.

Arrangements include a private cremation and a memorial service at a future date.

In loving memory of Blanche Fontana, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 424 Madison Ave., 6th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10017, or CFF.org.