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Mr. Albert Fones Obituary


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“Your girlfriends from Texas will always hold a special place in their heart for you. You will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Marie Johnson, Christie Damron, Monti Eastin - TX

“We know Al is in a place where there is no pain and suffering. We will miss his smile, charisma, his amusing stories of traveling and working in...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Tim, Ken and Don - FL - Friends

“Al will be missed by many. He was a wonderful man and would always have a smile. We will always have a place set for you, at least in our hearts, at...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Paul & Brian - St. Petersburg, FL

“I was saddened by the passing of Al. He was always such a wonderful host . I was sad when both him and Ray left the MCC church, that just ment I...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Richard Padilla - Largo, FL

“We are deeply saddened by Al’s passing. He was a wonderful dear friend who always made us feel welcome. Ray, our hearts go out to you during...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Mark & Tim - Anna, , TX - Friends

“Ray Were are saddened by the grief you're feeling now, And want so much to comfort you and ease your heart. We hope that the love of our...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Ron and Bill - st petersburg, FL

“Al, your spirit has been set free to roam the "Golden Streets of Heaven" and sit at one of the Celestial Cafes with family and friends, that have...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Allan & Peter - FL - Friend

“We enjoyed all of the times we spent with Al. He will be missed by all. Our condolences and love to his partner Ray ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Bob and Joe - Odessa, FL - Friend

“Ray: We pray God to give you peace and strenght in this hard journey in the lost of Al. Thinking of you Roger & Dante ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Roger García & Dante Pinochet

“Al was a wonderful, friendly, warm, good-humored man. We will miss our conversations. ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: Junia & Mike Milvain - FL

“We wrap our arms around you, Ray, as you grieve the passing of your beloved Al. May good memories soften the pain of your great loss. Al was a...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: dianne and frank casorio - FL

“Al, you were a wonderful addition to our family, and will be greatly missed by all of us. Rest now, and watch over Ray. Charlene, Dave & Jeff ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Charlene Nielsen - Penn Yan, NY

“Al and Ray have been among my oldest friends in Florida. Their love and support have helped me with the loss of my own partner. Al and I shared...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Ron Zietz - South Pasadena, FL

“Ray, We send our deepest condolences to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I hope that all the good memories of your life and travels will...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Lisa Troia Martin - Towson, MD

“Our hearts go out to all Al's family for their loss. Never was there a truer friend nor more faithful compatriot. From tropical island respites to...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Joe & Jim - St. Petersburg, FL

“Good bye Dear Friend. May God greet you with open arms. You will be missed by so many wonderful friends. You have introduced us to many people...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: CL Adams / David Feight - FL

“I always think of Al at the Cathedral. He was always happy and would never let me get away with walking past him and not saying hello. My...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Howard Riddles - Saint Petersburg, FL

“I was blessed to have known Al, even for a short time. The ever present twinkle in his eyes and his wonderful smile told you he was a good,caring...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Jess Beaty - St Petersburg, FL

“We loved you dearly and will miss you. Promise to help Ron in anyway he needs Love and God watch over both of you Our hearts are full if...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: David and Marianne Coleman - FL

“Al was a lovely person and will be very much missed. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Judy Beck - Saint Petersburg, FL

“Our condolences and prayers are with Ray in his great loss. Al was one remarkable, beautiful person who we were proud to call our friend. You will be...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Scott Velez - St. Petersburg, FL

“Al will be greatly missed for his quick wit and easy smile. He was always a welcome addition to any social event and brought much happiness by his...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: jim hilliard - St. Petersburg, FL

“Our heart goes out to Ray. May you find comfort and solace in your grief with fond memories of all the good times you shared together. With love...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Lester Wolff & Bob Pettey - FL

“Only knew Al through our good friend Jack MacInnis. Even though Steve and I did not know him well he was always welcoming and hospitable. You will...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: David Lones / Stephen Smith - MA


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Fones, Albert, of St. Petersburg, died on Monday, January 21, 2013. He is survived by his partner of 44 years, Raymond L. McColgan of St. Petersburg; his sisters Ellena Troia and Rita Sofinowski of Baltimore, MD and many nieces and nephews in the United States and Italy. He is predeceased by his parents, Ernesto and Carmela Fones (Cuomo) of Naples, Italy; his brothers Vittorio and Aldo Fones of Naples, Italy and his sisters Iolanda Fones of Naples, Italy and Anna Fones of Baltimore, MD. Al came to the United States from Naples, Italy at a young age and settled in Baltimore, MD. He was proud of his learned trade as a welder and worked for ArcRods before working for the US Naval Academy and then the US Coast Guard in Curtis Bay, MD. He was most proud of his work building ships for the Coast Guard. Friends and family may visit on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 7:00 - 9:00pm at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5750 49th St. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33709. A mass of Christian Burial will be said at The Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Peter, 140 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10:00am. Interment will immediately follow the service at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Al would have wanted donations to be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - StJude.org