OBITUARY

John Guy Fantucchio

May 15, 1938August 4, 2016
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John Guy Fantucchio of Arlington, VA, passed away from a stroke on August 4 at age 78. Born in Quincy, MA, to Rose and Guy Fantucchio, he is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary, of Arlington; a sister, Marianne Fantucchio of Quincy; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. A sister, Joanne Fantucchio, preceded him in death. John worked his way through the Art Institute of Boston and later earned an MFA from Syracuse University. He worked as an artist his entire life – first, 25 years as an illustrator and art director for the Central Intelligence Agency, then founding his own commercial art business, MTTS Studio, in Arlington. He also operated his own art school for 23 years – The Fantucchio School of Art. He has exhibited throughout the country and in England, and has won numerous awards for his artwork. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 12, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 13, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 5300 N. 10th Street, Arlington. A memorial service will be held at a later date for family and friends in Quincy, MA. at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church. The date will be announced in The Quincy Sun. Donations in his name may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250; or Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly Art Institute of Boston,) 1801 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140-1504 (make check payable to LUCAD.)

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 12, 2016
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 13, 2016
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Mary Lynn Slayden

December 18, 2017

My son Hatton is a professional illustrator and that is in no small part of John's mentoring and instruction. Mary, I am sorry to hear of his passing. We speak of John often and Hatton remember's his words which have helped shape the man and the artist.

Betty Guthrie

September 7, 2016

May John and Ben cross paths in their journey, and may Our Lord Jesus Christ welcome them home.
I love you, Mary.
Betty

Linda Herod

August 16, 2016

I have fond memories of what a great artist John was. I remember I was always impressed with his work. You loose touch with friends and just expect they will always be around. We were very saddened by John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary and the family. 2 Thes. 3:16, Linda & Sam Herod

August 14, 2016

I knew John many years ago and he painted a portrait of me that still hangs in my living room. I am very sorry for his passing. He was a great artist and great person.

Lisa A.

Mike Rhode

August 13, 2016

Dear Mary,

Although I only met you and John once (in Joel Pollack's company), I very much enjoyed meeting you both and appreciate the way you opened your home to me. I had a great time seeing John's fantastic collection that day, and was always glad to get notice of a new exhibit of his art from you. Please accept my condolences, and know that I'm thinking of both of you.

Glenn Goggin

August 12, 2016

Glenn Goggin

August 12, 2016

I'm very saddened to hear of John's death.
I first met John over 50 years ago at one of the New York Comic Cons or perhaps it was at one of the Smithsonian Institution's chalk talk events.
He was super friendly and invited me to his home, which was very kind of him considering I was only 12 or 13 years old at the time. I was blown away when I saw that he stored his comic collection in his kitchen cabinets!
I purchased several examples of his original artwork and traded Superman #10 for the original art to John's first published fanzine cover, Rocket's Blast Special #5 from 1964.

August 12, 2016

Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. May Good's goodness comfort you during your time of sorrow 1Corithians1:2,3.

Dave Donovan

August 12, 2016

Very sad to read this news. I was a huge fan of John's work growing up in the 1970s, and was very fortunate to have met him just a few years ago at a comic art get together in Maryland. I recall how surprised I was to see his name at a table and what a wonderful conversation we had. A very very talented man and he could not have been nicer in talking about his work with me.

August 12, 2016

My deepest condolences. It is never easy to lose someone you love. My prayers are with you. Jeremiah 29:11.

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