Fortune Tomassi


WARREN — Fortune “Freddie” Tomassi, 79, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

He was born April 2, 1937, in Collelongo, Italy, the son of the late Angelo and Viola Tomassi.

He came to Warren in 1952 and retired in 2015 from the Cafe 422, formerly Abruzzi Cafe 422, as head chef after 63 years.

He enjoyed cooking, putting on a Christmas Eve celebration and was an avid sports fan.

Freddie was of the Catholic faith.

He is survived by his wife, Gilda Tomassi, who he married June 19, 1975; a son, Angelo Tomassi of Dublin; two daughters, Rose Callow of Niles and Cathy (Jason) Dye of Niles; four grandchildren Mark Callow, M.D., Gianna, Jaren and Jaxon Dye; two brothers, Benedict “Benny” (Veronica) Tomassi of Warren and Emilio “Emil” Tomassi of Warren; and a sister, Irene Tomassi of Warren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his second mother, Grazia Corradi Tomassi.

Family and friends may call 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483. A service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard Murphy officiating. Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.

The family would like to thank Lake Vista Rehab and St. Joseph Warren Hospital ICU unit nurses for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Fortune’s name to the Hope Center, 1745 Niles Cortland Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44484.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Tomassi family.

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