A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

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OBITUARY

Violet Katherine Polotto

January 13, 1929December 30, 2020
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Violet Katherine Polotto, age 91, of Fort Myers, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2020. She was born January 13, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois. Violet grew up in Chicago and had many jobs in her life. Early on she worked as short-order cook and later she worked in construction offices. After their move to Cape Coral, Florida, they started a stone mason company and then also became a successful realtor. After retirement and a move to Georgia, she worked at Publix with her beloved husband where she had many laughs and made many lasting friendships. During her life, Violet enjoyed cooking, reading, going out for breakfast, watching Jeopardy, making friends….but most of all, she enjoyed her family…oh and let’s not forget those Lotto tickets! Violet had a genuinely beautiful love story and was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 69 years, Salvadore “Sam” John Polotto. Violet was a dedicated mother to Janice Polotto-Ryan, Sam Polotto (sadly preceded her in death), and Christine Polotto-Wenzel. She was an adored grandmother (Nonnie) to Joe Polotto, Jennifer Polotto-Burr, David Ryan, Tiffany Wenzel-Michael, Samantha Wenzel-Press, Matthew Ryan, and Kelly Wenzel-Torres. She was also a darling great-grandmother to Kenzi Polotto, Austin Burr, Taylor Polotto, Zachary Burr, Hunter Press, Gianna Torres, Levi Michael, Logan Michael, Luke Michael, Isabella Torres, Vincent Torres, Emmanuel Torres, Giovanni Torres, and Gavin Press, and great-great Nonna to Everett Sam LaBelle.

Violet was also preceded in death by her father Charles Tabarracci, her mother Jean Tabarracci, her brother Leonard Tabarracci, and great grandson Emmanuel Torres.

A visitation will be held from 11:00am – 12:30pm on January 13, 2020 and funeral services will immediately follow at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in the name of Violet Polotto to the Hope Hospice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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  • Rite of Committal with Burial

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Kelly Wenzel

January 19, 2021

Oh Grandma! In so many ways I will miss you. So many things I will miss about you. So many funny things I won't get to hear you say to my kids as they grow older. You moved to Georgia for me when I was 3 years old (you never stopped reminding me) and were there by our sides for the next 26 years of my life. All to finish your days off in beautiful florida where you started. I'm so happy I was able to share some of your final moments with you and that you got to snuggle your sweet vinny as much as you wanted. You were a fiesty little lady with plenty to say and plenty to do! You were my only grandma that I knew and had. I honestly believed you would live forever! I will love you and miss you always! Please squeeze grandpa's butt for me and kiss my sweet boy up there and know that we will never let your memory fade! Love you forever Grams. Thanks for all the years of my coffee cake too ;-)

Jake Press

January 14, 2021

Grandma,

Shalom! This is something you would always say to me when you saw me. No matter how long it had been, you always greeted me that way. You appreciated my heritage and always asked how me and my parents were doing.

We have shared laughs over the years with our family, and as our kids have grown, we enjoyed talking to you on the phone, even though sometimes it was sideways. :).

You knew how to surprise people with a card for Birthdays and holidays, it was your special touch.

Your neighborhood friends loved your spunkiness, and cherished the times that they got to spend with you.

I love how you loved my family! You are already missed, Grams!!

On behalf of our family,

Shalom (Peace) and We love you!

Jake, Sam, Hunter, Gavin, and Winston.

Don Wenzel

January 13, 2021

HEY MOM,
I KNOW THAT YOU’RE HOME WITH JESUS, POPS, AND SAMMY. REST IN PEACE AND ENJOY YOUR ETERNAL LIFE AND WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN SOON!!!
LOVE,
YOUR SON-IN-LAW DONNIE

Christine( TinaMarie) Wenzel

January 13, 2021

What a way to fly off to be with Dad on your Birthday..I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like not hearing from you..I will miss you every day .Until I see you again I will hold you close to my heart and cherish the memories..I love you Mom..Kiss Dad and Sammy for me..❤️❤️❤️

Connie Monical

January 12, 2021

I first met Vi in 1966. In 1970 she became my mother-in-law and I have loved her ever since. She was the best! Even after all these years, and yes I have remarried, she still called me her daughter-in-law. We did have a special connection. Say "Hi" to Big Sam and Sam for me as you enjoy your time in heaven.❤

Scott Poor

January 8, 2021

Christine, Tiffany, & Family- So very sorry to hear of your loss! It was so long ago but had I not met her I would've remained ignorant of Italian table rules 1&2! 1)the red sauce is "gravy" 2) whoever speaks loudest gets to finish their sentence.
Prayers & hugs to all of you in this time of loss.
Sincerely,
T. Scott Poor

Jeanie Newcomb

January 5, 2021

charles tabarracci

January 5, 2021

OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCE TO THE EXTENDED POLOTTO FAMILY. A TREASURE LOST, A GEM OF A SISTER AND A DEAR FRIEND, MY SISTER IN LAW, VIOLET KATHERINE POLOTTO. MEMORIES WILL NEVER BE LOST OR FORGOTTEN. GROCERY SHOPPING WITH VIOLET WAS AN EXPERIENCE . AS WELL AS AN INSPIRATION TO WATCH , WITH AMAZEMENT, HOW SHE MANAGED TO GET HERSELF OUT OF THE CAR, CANE IN HAND, CROSSING THE WALKWAY, INTO THE STORE, EVEN BEFORE I GOT OUT OF MY CAR, SHE WAS GONE!! WHERE DID SHE GO? I LOST HER. TWICE I HAD TO CALL THE STORE ASSISTANT TO HELP ME FIND HER, BUT I SOON FOUND OUT I DIDN'T HAVE TO WORRY. VIOLET WAS CAPABLE OF HANDLING EVERYTHING HERSELF. THAT WAS VIOLET, A STEADY PACE WITH TWO KNEE REPLACEMENTS AND NO SLOWING HER DOWN. I NAMED HER MY LITTLE FIRE CRACKER, FULL OF LIFE AND SPIRIT, A SPARK IN HER STEP AND ON THE MOVE. HER GENEROUS LOVE OF FAMILY HAVE EARNED HER MANY REWARDS . VIOLET HAD A DEEP AFFECTION FOR HER BROTHER CHARLES, ALWAYS SHOWERING HIM WITH HER EXCEPTIONAL COOKING OF CAKES AND COOKIES, WHEN HE WAS ABLE TO VISIT WITH HER, SHE KNEW HIS WEAKNESS FOR SWEETS. VIOLET HAD NUMEROUS FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS IN HER COMMUNITY THAT LOVED HER. SHE WILL BE MISSED. WITH SINCERE LOVE AND ADMIRATION FOR VIOLET. REST IN PEACE, YOU HAVE EARNED YOUR WINGS. LOVE CHUCK & BRIGITTE

Jeanie Newcomb

January 3, 2021

I met Vi at bingo and to tell the truth when she set behind me I thought “ i could never like that one “ but after a few weeks more she ask me to pick her up and take her to bingo and the rest is history!! We became such close friends at times she felt like a surrogate mother-grandma/best friend !!! I knew her for 23 years and loved her all 23 she was my buddy her and Sammy !! Vi I miss miss that laugh, that kiss on my cheek, and those Sunday’s together playing Bingo!!! Vi I ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ You and will miss you sweet face 🥰😘❤️

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