OBITUARY

Joseph Pietro Pertusati

August 17, 1928August 12, 2011

JOSEPH PIETRO PERTUSATI passed away on Friday, August 12, 2011 at his home in Ontario, CA. He was born in Guasti, CA on August 17, 1928 to loving parents, Giuseppe and Margarita Pertusati. His San Antonio Elementary School, Vina Danks Junior High, and in 1946 graduated from Chaffey High School. He also performed military service in the Army and honorably discharged after the loss of his father. On June 4th, 1955, he married his soul mate, Frances Grossi, at St. Margaret's Church in Chino. Joe diligently worked for Mayfair Markets, later known as Gelson's, for 40 years, through which he made many life-long friends and earned respect as a manager. In his spare time he loved fishing in the High Sierras, gardening, and visiting Newport Beach. Joe is survived by his wife Frances; his son Dennis and daughter-in-law Diana, son Joseph and daughter-in-law Debra, and son Mark and daughter-in-law Alexandra. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Vincent Anthony, Amanda Katherine, Daniel Joseph, Joseph Lorenzo, Elise Alexandra, and Michael Sante. He will be remembered for his loving smile, giving spirit, unfailing love for his family and friends, and his prevailing courage until the very end. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Citrus Valley Hospice in his name. Draper Mortuary in charge of services. Visitation Wednesday, August 17th 4:00-8:00 P.M. with Rosary begining at 6:30 P.M. Funeral Mass Thursday, August 18th 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montclair. Arrangements under the direction of Draper Mortuary, Ontario, CA.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 17, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 18, 2011
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Joseph Pietro Pertusati

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Gigi Ronzone-Gay

December 30, 2011

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather. I heard just today or would have contacted you sooner.

I had the great pleasure of working for Joe at Mayfair in the 1980's as his "office assistant". He was such a wonderful, kind man and so fair with everyone.

He often talked about his family and how lucky he was to have married his best friend. He was so proud of you all!

His kindness, work ethic and all round goodness made such an impression on me. I've thought of him often over the years and wish I could have told him what a good boss he was!

You are all in my prayers.

Sincerely,
Gigi Ronzone-Gay

Kathy Callahan Lugo

August 18, 2011

Mamma Pert, Dennis, Joey, Mark and Families,
I have many memories of days gone by. The consistent ones are seeing Papa Joe's eternal smile, forever on his face, and seeing the love he and Mamma Pert shared. A beautiful example to us all, how marriage and devotion to family is supposed to look. Praying that the Lord will comfort you and heal your hearts.
Sending my love to you all.

Susie Boggs

August 18, 2011

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Bill Riel

August 18, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Steve Blue

August 17, 2011

Sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Pertusati. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Krystle Honnold

August 17, 2011

I'll never forget Uncle Joe's smile. That alone could light up a room without him even speaking. You'll always be in our hearts uncle joe. I love you auntie fran.

Del Salgado

August 17, 2011

Thoughts and prayers to the Pertusati family during this time of your loss. On behalf of the Padilla and Salgado families, our prayers for our DAMIEN Grandpa may he rest in peace

August 16, 2011

What happy memories we have of Joe and Fran and family --- many, many good times in the ICF and OLL Church. Rest in God's hand dear friend. Domenic and Dolores Fabiani

August 16, 2011

I knew Joe and Francis for many years when working in their doctors office. Joe always had a smile, and will be missed terribly. My heart goes out to Francis and her family. Hoping Francis will read this and know that I was saddened at this news, and she will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Kim Huggins (formerly at Dr. Karnavy's office)

August 16, 2011

I knew Joe and Francis for many years when working in their doctors office. Joe always had a smile, and will be missed terribly. My heart goes out to Francis and her family. Hoping Francis will read this and know that I was saddened at this news, and she will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Kim Huggins (formerly at Dr. Karnavy's office)