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“Many a laugh and such good help in the class room! Mary was one of the best! My sympathy to the family. Diane Blomgrrn. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Blomgren - Wdm, IA


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“Randy,My condolences to you in the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kind Regards, Cindy Hansen (Class of '76) ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Cindy Hansen - Ankeny, IA

“Mrs Fontana! 30 years later and I'd still recognize her voice. She was so loved at East Elementary and I can remember sitting in the new computer...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: R Torres - Ankeny, IA

“Mary will be missed! Her smile and sense of humor was such fun! Her laugh was what I remember most about Mary! Rest in Peace, dear Friend! ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Donna Block

“Mary brought so much joy to our staff at East Elementary with her beautiful smile and contagious laugh. Rest In Peace, dear friend. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Dickson - Ankeny, IA

“This condolence is to the memory of a very dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Mary McMurry - Ankeny, IA


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Mary Fontana, 84, of Ankeny passed away January 20, 2018 at Sunny View Care Center.
A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 2, 2018 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Mary was born June 28, 1933 in Des Moines, Iowa to Frank and Regina Lenihan. She graduated from East High School in Des Moines, and later married Richard Fontana.
They made their home in Ankeny, where they raised their 3 children.
She worked for the Ankeny School District as a teacher's aide for many years, until her retirement.
She enjoyed traveling, movies, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Mary is survived by her children; Randy and Jim (Kim); grandchildren, Haley and Kate Fontana, and Chris and Jon (Jill) Fontana; great grandchildren, Bradley, Juliana, Anthony, Hayden, and Sophia Fontana.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard, and a son, Rick.
Memorials may be directed to O.L.I.H. Catholic Church.