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Dolores Gambardella passed away at hospice on December 1, 2020. She was born on June 22,1934, to Phillip and Catherine (Garcia) Fontana. Besides her parents, she was pre-deceased by her son, Danny, in 2011. Survivors include her son, Robert (Bobby), of Howard Beach, NY, three brothers, Robert (Lynda) Fontana of N Ft Myers, Fl, Eugene (Virginia) Fontana, of Massapequa Park, NY, and William (Eileen) Fontana, of Jensen Beach, Fl. She had five grandchildren: Danielle, Paul, Nicky, Danny and Ava, along with several nieces and nephews. Dolores loved her family and had many friends, especially Floretta. She will be buried in Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, NY. A memorial service has not yet been scheduled. Any contributions in her name can be sent to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, Fl 33761.


  • Vicki
    Posted December 4, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Your loving, kindness.and beautiful heart is always with me. Love you

  • Lynda
    Posted December 4, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    You have been an entertaining and compassionate sister in law. Bob and I will miss your antics. We love you and will miss you so much.

  • Your loving niece, Brenda and family
    Posted December 5, 2020 at 9:40 am

    For as long as I can remember, Dee always had a gift of making me or anyone around her feel so loved and special. She was beautiful, vivacious,
    Independent, compassionate and proud. Everything she did, she poured her whole heart and soul into and topped it off with her own personal touch of pizzazz. It was one of the things I loved most about her. She gave me some of my best childhood memories in Howard Beach and is leaving me with even many more. She was a beautiful soul with the biggest heart, who loved the LORD and cherished her sons and grandchildren. I know she’s doing her happy dance now…she’s with Jesus, is no longer in pain and with her precious son, Danny. Rest in Heavenly Peace, my sweet Aunt. We will miss you terribly

  • Bob & Lynda
    Posted December 5, 2020 at 10:53 am

    We will miss you and your many antics which kept us entertained.. You always kept us guessing with your outfits which medical staff loved. We will always have your heart with us which was so full of life.

  • Memorial Service
    Posted December 7, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Memorial service for Dolores will be held Monday, December 14, 2020, 2 pm, at St Ignatius Catholic Church off Tarpon Ave in Tarpon Springs, Fl. Masks are mandatory before entering the church.

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