Michael Fortino Jr, 84 of Annandale died Thursday, January 19, 2017. Born in Newark, he resided in Belleville for 53 years, then moved to Ocean County.
He was a long time Fireman and Captain for the Belleville, NJ Fire Department.
He is predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Eleanor S. Fortino. Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Michael III & Diane of Annandale, Raymond & Ginger of Laguna Niguel, Ca, and Mark & Elana of Cramerton, NC, 2 sisters, Josephine Baber and Lorraine Lidlow, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Visitation is Tuesday, January 24th, 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM at Kearns Funeral Home, 103 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse.
Funeral Liturgy will be Wednesday, January 25th,10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, Annandale, NJ with interment to follow at Brigadier Gen Wm C Doyle Veteran’s Memorial Park, Arneytown.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Belleville Fire Department High School Scholarship Fund. Please make checks payable to: FMBA Local 229 (please note on Check: Donation on behalf of Mike Fortino) and send to the Belleville Fire Department, In care of: Richard Cavanagh or Tom Escott, 275 Franklin Avenue, Belleville, NJ 07109. A special scholarship will be presented in Michael’s name this spring. The scholarship is awarded to a Belleville Senior High School student planning on attending college in the upcoming fall semester.