ARACO, Fortunato Salvatore ‘Tom’
Born in Varapodio, Italy, on April 29, 1915. Passed away peacefully at Regis Ontario, Mildura, on June 15,2021, aged 106 years. Loved husband of Domenica (dec). Loving father of Grace, Carmel, Lena, Linda, Vince, Frank, Victor and their families. He was a much-loved son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, Nonno and friend to so many.Funeral Notice
The funeral service for the late Mr. Tom Araco will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Eleventh Street, Mildura on Monday, June 28, 2021, commencing at 1pm. At the conclusion of the service the cortege will proceed to Mildura Cemetery, Nichols Point for the interment.
Rosary will be recited at the Chapel of North West Funerals, Deakin Avenue, Mildura, Sunday evening, June 27, 2021 at 6:00pm.
The family request NO LUTTO.
Due to the current imposed COVID-19 restrictions, please be advised that attendee numbers may be restricted.
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To the Araco family..
Condolences for the passing of compare Tom, a wonderful man and a true gentleman, wonderful memories we shared together..nice to have shared he’s 106th birthday ..
FromJune 17, 2021
Joe and Jenny, Louise,David,Linda Lia and family
Dearest Tom , my next door neighbour for over 40 years , a true gentle man , but find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a well lived life, your homemade Red Wine was a beauty . Now to be reunited with Mrs Araoco
Thoughts with your family , especially to Frank and Victor .
Jane and Narelle EastwoodJune 18, 2021
To our Compare Tom. Fond memories.June 18, 2021
Sometimes its hard not to wish one more word.one more chance to say goodbye but you should rest assured that you were the joy to your family every day of your life. They were so proud of your work ethics which will be the legacy you leave behind. We will treasure the great times we shared together. They will be entrenched in our hearts forever.
Celestina and Ninette Mammone
My deepest condolences to all the Araco family on the passing of a great man Uncle Tom gone but never forgotten.June 19, 2021
Dear Frank and family, condolences on the death of your Dad, a Mildura icon and a friend to so many.
I have so many childhood memories of visiting Araco’s on Saturday mornings with my parents. The aromas, textures and wonderful things it contained. And there was always your Dad with a smile, a joke , a bit of conversation and occasional treat for me.
Friendships made through the store remained. He walked the earth and touched many. In our thoughts.
Jenny (Dichiera) McKenry and family.June 19, 2021
To the Araco family
Condolences for your loss. I have many childhood memories of going into Aracos with my parents and being welcomed by your dad.
Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Josie and WalterJune 19, 2021
Deepest sympathy to all the Araco family on sad loss of your father.June 19, 2021
To Vince and the Araco family…June 22, 2021
Sorry for your loss.
To Grace, Carmel, Lena, Linda, Vince, Frank, Victor and Families.June 22, 2021
Our Deepest Sympathy. Tom will be missed and fondly remembered.
From Mary Fragomeni and Family.
Deepest condolences to the Araco family on the passing of Tom ,great friend of our family and great boss.Rip Tom.June 23, 2021
Vince, sorry to hear about dad’s passing. He had a very good innings. My condolences, your old school mate, Larry Cricelli, Red Cliffs.June 26, 2021
Our sincere sympathy to you all. Memories of a true gentleman.June 26, 2021
Mario & Josie Zema & family.
Dear Comare Grace, Carmel, Lena, Linda, Vince, Frank, Victor and families,
Well where do we begin? We have shared so many wonderful memories with Compare Tom that will last a lifetime. He was the best Godfather to me (Maria) anybody could ever have. We feel so blessed to have been able to celebrate his 106th birthday together. He will be missed and remember forever.
Love from Maria, Joe and Jonathon Strangio.June 27, 2021
Adriana and Daniel Cavallo xoxo
Our deepest condolences to all the Araco family Tom was a great man a community man we are very grateful for all the many years of work and time he contributed to the Club Da Vinci . He will always be remembered for his services the community RIP. TomJune 27, 2021
Frank and family what a great life always remember Mr Araco at the shop in 8th st when I was a child ,thoughts are with you all love Wayne & Dianne GardnerJune 27, 2021
To all the family, our heartfelt condolences for your sad loss. I have a lot of fond memories of Mr Araco as a good employer who instilled in me good work ethics and always treated me as one of the family. ” Nice to be nice, it costs no more” was his motto. RIP, Mr Araco, gone but not forgotten.June 28, 2021
Lisa and Paul Scott
Our deepest condolences to all the family ,a well respected man in Mildura.June 28, 2021
Condolences and prayers to all of the Araco family. A wonderful and generous man, highly respected by all of the Modica family. RIP TomJune 28, 2021
Frank and MarisaJuly 1, 2021
And the Araco Family ..
Our deepest Sympathy to you all
Barbara, Ainslee and Clint Vandepeer