Joseph fontana

February 04, 1920 - August 05, 2017


Joseph “Joe” “JoJo” Fontana, a loving brother, uncle, godfather, and friend to all, moved to his heavenly address on Saturday, August 5, 2017. He born on February 4, 1920, in Beaumont, to Barbara Fontana and Thomas Fontana, and was a lifelong resident of Beaumont.

Joe attended Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting. He honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Upon his return to Beaumont, Joe was employed by Gulf States Utilities as an accountant for many, many years, until retiring.

His hobbies included golf, bowling, baseball, storytelling, and building great friendships. Every life Joe touched has an incredible story of their own to tell about him. He never married but was the most loved, honored, and adored bachelor one could ever imagine.

Joe is survived by his younger sister, Barbara Louviere Fontana and her husband, Allen Louviere; three nieces, Amy Louviere Kristofek, Jeanne Louviere Roosa, and Laura Louviere McKenna; and nephew, Joe Whitman. He was also godfather to countless individuals. It seems half the people who knew him called him “Uncle JoJo”. Even though he never married, he somehow developed, through his ability to form rich relationships, a larger-than-life community of family.

A gathering of Mr. Fontana’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 13, 2017, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 14, 2017, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.



Gathering of Family and Friends
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Sunday, August 13, 2017
5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Anne Catholic Church
2715 Calder Beaumont, TX 77701
Monday, August 14, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (10)

  • NL

    07 August 2018 at 16:27 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • Julio Morales

    14 August 2017 at 02:04 | #

    One of my first coffee shop friends. Great exchanges and interesting WWII anecdotes. Always concerned about everyone. Restin Peace friend.


  • Richard James

    13 August 2017 at 03:10 | #

    I express my deepest sympathy to Joe's family, may the Peace of Christ be with you.

    I knew Joe from my employment with Gulf States Utilities. Joe was the gentleman's gentleman with high moral character who believed people should dress appropriately for the work place and conduct themselves in a professional manner. May Perpetual Light shine upon him.


  • John Galbreath

    12 August 2017 at 22:25 | #

    JoJo and I talked about the New York Yankees in our many conversations at the " coffee shop". He was a fine man, and we have mutual friends. He was a true gentleman.


  • John Butts

    12 August 2017 at 19:31 | #

    I was a co-worker with Joe many years ago at GSU. He was such a gentleman and a fine individual. Fond memories of a time long ago.


  • Steve Kimball

    12 August 2017 at 18:03 | #

    Fond memories of lunches with Joe at the Tip-Top and Quality Café during the 70's. Great story teller.


  • John A, Fontana

    12 August 2017 at 16:52 | #

    We will miss Jo Jo - especially his stories - very proud to be the Godson of a WWII Veteran. God Bless Jo Jo.


  • Barbara & Tommy Leicht

    11 August 2017 at 13:32 | #

    Joe was a life long friend and a Great Guy. May His Soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed, REST_IN_PEACE_ AMEN


  • teresa larocca rogers

    09 August 2017 at 23:34 | #

    I know jo jo is in a better place now. He was my godfather and i always enjoyed the times we saw each other.


  • Paul Guidry

    06 August 2017 at 21:49 | #

    My sincere condolences to the faMily..


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