Frances G. Fortuna, of 31 Second Street, Hamden, passed away Saturday December 29, 2007. She was the wife of the late John A. Fortuna, Sr. Frances was born in New Haven, August 28, 1919 a daughter of the late Philip and Carmela Manganella Giampapa.Mrs. Fortuna was the owner & operator of the former Gramma's Old Fashion Bakery and Family Bakery. She is survived by sons, John (wife Ginny) Fortuna, Jr., Robert (Barbara) Fortuna and Thomas Sr. (wife Dolores) Fortuna all of Hamden, brothers; Anthony Giampapa of Hamden, Joseph Giampapa of So. Carolina and Rose Downey of CA. Also survived by 5 grandchildren, Lisa, Kate, Thomas Jr. U.S.M.C., John and AnnaMarie Fortuna. Frances was predeceased by a brother, Adolf Giampapa. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Church, Hamden Wednesday January 2, 2008 at 12 noon. There will be no calling hours and Interment will be private. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Dear Fortuna Family, Joe and I hope that these few words can express our sincere sympathy to you. We have very fond memories of coming into the bakery and chatting with your mom. A very kind and caring woman. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Joe and Maria

  2. Dear Fortuna Family, We are deeply saddened to hear about the death of .grandma.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We are all in a state of shock. Love, Liz and family

  3. Dear John, Bobby, Tommy, and Family, I was heartbroken to hear Gramma had passed into eternal rest. I will miss her very much. I hope you are able to feel God’s love and healing at this difficult time. I will always be greatful for my first job working for her and you all when I was a kid. It was a wonderful time in my life and she taught me so much. I can still hear her voice as she would tell me, .Let the phone ring. The customer in front of you is more important right now.. And who can forget the time I sat in the wedding cake. I was so glad you all didn’t kill me. Again, you have my deepest sympathy and all my love and prayers. God bless you all at this time. Love, Kersten

  4. DEAR JOHN,BOB AND FAMILIES YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY. I REMEMBER YOUR MOM FROM WHEN YOU HAD THE BAKERY ON GRAND AVE.

  5. DEAR MR.AND MRS. FORTUNA AND FAMILY, OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. SINCERELY, THE FACULTY,STAFF,STUDENTS FROM ST.STEPHEN SCHOOL

  6. DEAR TOM,DOLORES,AND FAMILY, OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TIME. WITH SINCERE SYMPATHY, NANCY,JOHN,JASON,MARK FERRARO AND NANCY PORTO(MOM)

  7. Dear, John Bobby and Tom we are very sad to hear about your loss. see you soon. Love Always John and Jackie Camputaro

  8. Fortuna Family, My deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. I’m glad my boys and I were able to visit with .grandma. back in September. I know it meant alot to her as well as me. She was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed.

  9. John, Bob and Tom, So sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful person and she loved all of you and you were all very good to her.

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