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Anthony Donald Fertitta

September 2, 1922 ~ July 8, 2011


Anthony Donald Fertitta, 88, of Lake Charles died at 4:25 AM on Friday, July 8, 2011 in a local hospital.


Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 65 years, Bridgett "Bea" Fertitta; two daughters, Barbara Diamond and husband Pat and Donna Marie Fertitta all of Lake Charles; two sons, Anthony Fertitta, Jr. and wife Sandra of Lake Charles and Michael Jude Fertitta of Katy, TX; two grandsons, Patrick Diamond and wife Leigh of Kingwood, TX and Sean Diamond and wife Jodi of Porter, TX; and three great grandchildren.


A funeral mass will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 11, 2011 at St. Margaret Catholic Church. The Rev. Keith Pellerin will officiate assisted by others. Burial will be in Prien Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Saturday from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a rosary being held at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Sunday again from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a scripture service being held at 6:00 PM. Visitation will open again on Monday from 8:00 AM until 1:30 PM in the funeral home.

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  1. Although not there in the physical sense I am with you all in Spirit and heart. I am so gratelful you all allowed me to share a visit with Mr. Fertitta last week. I want you to know that your husband, father, and grandfather is a beautiful human being. I have always been one of the family when with you all, which means that I got teased and joked with too. He has brought much laghter to my life. Although sad he is not on this earth anymore, I smile when I think of him. The picture of him above captures him and his essence. We can see the love and beauty of his soul and the twinkle in his eye. I think the memory I choose to hold on to is my visit last year when I asked how he and the love of his life met. Those eyes really twinkled then as he mischeviously added to the story sharing how Mrs. Fertitta chased after him. We all knew it was more the other way around and so did he, but that was that mischevious side of him. I think the world is a better place because of his presence on it–the true test of any of our worthiness. He has left his mark in the beautiful family he has left on this earth—a family of love, strength, compassion who I know will continue his legacy of contributing to the common good of the world. My love to Mr. Fertitta (Mr. Cleaver), Mrs. Fertitta (Mrs. Cleaver), one og the greatest friends in the world, Donna, and the whole rest of the Fertitta (Cleaver) clan. Love. Cassie

  2. Dear Aunt Bea, Barbara, Donna, Anthony and Mike your spouses and children. It was so good to see yall and we know Uncle Amp is with all his family members and compadres in Heaven laughing and joking and just being himself as we knew him. He may have already won a couple bucks on the Heavenly golf course. Our Prayeres are with all of you. May he rest in peace in the Lords name Amen. God Bless, cousin Donald

  3. Dear Barbara, Donna and family, I was saddened to learn of the death of your father. I have experienced that loss and know the sorrow you feel. What a legacy of love from your mom and dad – 65 years together! You remain in my heart during this time as I pray the Lord will grant you peace and comfort, as only He can. With love and sympathy, Rita Tucker Vercher

  4. Dear Barbara, Donna, and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers.Loyally,Jan Russellyour Delta Eta sister

  5. Dear Donna FamilyI was so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not see your dad that many times, but he was a fine gentleman.My prayers are with you and I will be coming for funeral on Monday.Again my sincere condolences

  6. Hi Amp and family We just read about your loss and have lots of good memories of your Dad and you. Your Dad hired me for my first job and I had my first child while working at Schlesingers. He was a great guy and I know he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mark and Dee Dee Crow

  7. I am so sorry for your lose.Anthony was a great friend of me and my family since the early 50's when i worked for him and his father. I will always remember him in my prayers May the Lord bless his family in this time of sorrow. May he rest in peace.

  8. Mrs. Barbara and family – my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of loss. Be strong and treasure the memories.

  9. Mrs. Fertitta, Barbara, Donna, Anthony and Mike, I just wanted to tell you all how sorry I am to hear about your great loss. Know that my prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Margret Ann

  10. Ms. Barbara and family,My prayers are with your family. God's blessings to all of you on the loss of your loved one.With my deepest sympathy,Regina Guidry, Realtor

  11. To the Fertitta family:So saddened to hear about your father! Please know that you all are in our thoughts and in our prayers!


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