James (Jimmy) Fertitta

November 12, 1934, February 03, 2019

James (Jimmy) Fertitta

James (Jimmy) Fertitta, 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 3, at his home in Beaumont, after suffering an illness. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated this Saturday, February 9, 2019, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, at 11:00 a.m. and will be followed by a celebration of life at 1:00 p.m. at the Beaumont Country Club, 5355 Pine Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

Jimmy was born on November 12, 1934, in Beaumont, Texas, to Katherine Giglio and Rose Tony Fertitta, Sr. and remained a lifelong resident of Beaumont. He graduated from St. Anthony’s High School and married Rose Theresa Giardina in 1958.

After several years attending Lamar University, he started his long career in beverage distributing, spending the majority of his career as a sales manager for Giglio Distributing Company. Jimmy and Rose raised four sons, Chris, Randy, Scott, and Kirk. He was blessed with seven grandchildren, Bruno, Giuliana, Ella Rose, Sze Sze, Nicole, Lauren, Leigh, and two great-grandchildren, Stoli and Aiden, as well as daughters-in-law, Paula, Anna, and Terri.

Jimmy was an exceptional athlete in high school and maintained his passion for sports through coaching, golf, bowling, and watching his Longhorns and Cowboys. The number of friends that he made and touched over the years is too long to list. There was no place in Beaumont where he was not recognized and welcomed with a warmth and humor distinctly his own.

He is survived by his brother, R.T. Fertitta, Jr. and wife, Anna Mae, of Beaumont; and his sons, Chris of Wimberley; Randy and wife, Anna, of Houston; Scott and wife, Terri, of Dallas; Kirk and wife, Paula, of San Diego; and seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.


Funeral Mass
St. Anne Catholic Church
2715 Calder Beaumont, TX 77701
Saturday, February 09, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Celebration of Life
Beaumont Country Club
5355 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas 77703
Saturday, February 09, 2019
1:00 p.m.

Comments (13)

  • Greg and Denise Prejean

    11 February 2019 at 04:11 | #

    Chris and Randy, our heart felt condolences and prayers are sent your way. I was blessed to run across you dad periodically, especially at Market Basket. We always had a great conversation and he always asked how mom is doing. I was extremely fortunate to see you dad, you guessed it, at Market Basket just a couple or so weeks before his passing. I was in Houston a week or so after that to help out our daughter when I found out the sad news. I truly wish I could've been in town to pay our respects and visit with y'all.. Hope all is well with y'all and God Bless your family.


  • Jean Hammer

    09 February 2019 at 21:31 | #

    We always enjoyed seeing a Jimmy. Such a good picture of him on the program.
    I couldn’t make it to the services but Barney did bring me some cake from the celebration.
    Know you’ are missing your brother, R.T.. : (.


  • Barbara & Tommy

    09 February 2019 at 21:01 | #

    Jimmy was a very good friend. We go back to the good old 1940's. Jimmy was on the ST Anthony HS Football team that went undefeated in 1947. Great Man for some great years together. May His Soul, Rest In Peace.


  • Larry Busceme

    09 February 2019 at 02:30 | #

    My sincere condolences to the Fertitta family. May you Rest In Peace Jimmy


  • anita s. fournier

    08 February 2019 at 20:41 | #

    Jimmy was such a fine man. I remember him well although our paths have not crossed in many years, as for 40 yrs. I have lived away. This does not keep one from remember friends in the past. I extend my deepest sympathy to the family, and I send special thoughts to R.T. and Anna Mae.


  • RH

    08 February 2019 at 17:57 | #

    Our condolence. Sorry for your loss. Soon all sicknesses and deaths will ‘be no more’. Isaiah 33:24; Revelation 21:4


  • Robert & Frances Sheffield Margaret Solito

    07 February 2019 at 14:31 | #

    So sorry to hear. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.


  • Vince Giardina

    07 February 2019 at 03:25 | #

    Growing up in Beaumont,I knew Jimmy and his family for much of my life. He was a cousin. He was a good athlete. He was a good guy.. When your contemporaries pass away, you realize "the bell tolls for thee," and we will all be joined together in the future. I will miss you Jimmy, and I will pray for you. May the peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ reside with you and all of your family.


  • Debbie Strang

    07 February 2019 at 02:40 | #

    This is Major and Tony Cakdronia's granddaughter. It's been a very long time since I gave seen "uncle"Jimmy (that's how I alwsys knew him). I am sorry to hear of his passing. May the memories bring a smile to your face to replace the tears in your eyes Condolences to the family.


  • Lexi JONES

    07 February 2019 at 01:56 | #

    RIP Jimmy. You certainly were one of a kind. You will be missed.


  • Lynn Gafford

    06 February 2019 at 20:16 | #

    What a wonderful man, always enjoying life, prayers for the family


  • Cathy Lippe

    06 February 2019 at 00:34 | #

    My condolences to Jimmy's family & friends. Rest in peace Jimmy. Hope you and my dad are enjoying a great golf game. :)


  • Paul and Sheila Brock

    06 February 2019 at 00:25 | #

    Thoughts and prayers for the family.


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