James "Jim" Raymond Fonte, Jr., age 76, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Jeannette C. Fonte. Loving father of Mark J. Fonte (Noreen), Stephen Fonte, Michele Fonte, Nancy Lee (Brian). Devoted grandfather of Ashleigh, Natalie, Patrick (Kristina), Clarence "C.J." (Amanda) and Spencer. Great-grandfather of Sicily and Owen Henry Fonte. Special friend of Christy and Randy Little of Birmingham, AL. Brother of Jane Fonte Aucoin (Alvin). He is survived by his canine pals, Baxter and Mugs. Preceded in death by his parents, James, Sr. and Noella Gervias Fonte and his son Scott Fonte. Also survived by his many loving nieces, nephews as well as many other relatives, tax clients and friends.
Jim was a native of New Orleans, LA and a resident of Metairie, LA. Jim served in the US Naval Reserve as an Airman Navigator during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a graduate of Mater Dolorosa Grammar School, De la Salle High School (Class of '54) and a 1967 graduate of Tulane University earning a Bachelor Degree in Accounting. He was a longtime Board Member and Treasurer of the Italian American Marching Club. He was an active member of the Rotary Club of Metairie, the Knights of Columbus (Ludovicum Council), the Louisiana Society of Public Accountants and the National Society of Public Accountants where he served as a Board Member.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA on Thursday May 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until Mass time. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.