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
Sacred Heart Catholic Church 259 - 261 Eleventh Street, Mildura Vic 3500View Map

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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  1. 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 ..
    Sadly missed..r.i.p…

    Joe and Jenny, Louise,David,Linda Lia and family

    Jenny lia June 17, 2021
  2. 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 Eastwood

    Jane Eastwood June 18, 2021
  3. To our Compare Tom. Fond memories.
    Sometimes its hard not to wish one more 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

    Ninette and Celestina Mammone June 18, 2021
  4. My deepest condolences to all the Araco family on the passing of a great man Uncle Tom gone but never forgotten.

    Franca deangelo June 19, 2021
  5. 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.

    Jenny (Dichiera) McKenry June 19, 2021
  6. 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 Walter

    Josie Dichiera June 19, 2021
  7. Deepest sympathy to all the Araco family on sad loss of your father.

    Vince & Lena Leonardis June 19, 2021
  8. To Vince and the Araco family…
    Sorry for your loss.
    RIP Tom.

    Marie Thomas June 22, 2021
  9. To Grace, Carmel, Lena, Linda, Vince, Frank, Victor and Families.
    Our Deepest Sympathy. Tom will be missed and fondly remembered.
    From Mary Fragomeni and Family.

    Mary Fragomeni June 22, 2021
  10. Deepest condolences to the Araco family on the passing of Tom ,great friend of our family and great boss.Rip Tom.

    Grace and Malcolm Ball June 23, 2021
  11. Vince, sorry to hear about dad’s passing. He had a very good innings. My condolences, your old school mate, Larry Cricelli, Red Cliffs.

    Larry Cricelli June 26, 2021
  12. Our sincere sympathy to you all. Memories of a true gentleman.
    Mario & Josie Zema & family.

    Mario & Josie Zema June 26, 2021
  13. 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.
    Adriana and Daniel Cavallo xoxo

    Maria Strangio June 27, 2021
  14. 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. Tom

    Tony Roccisano June 27, 2021
  15. 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 Gardner

    Dianne Gardner June 27, 2021
  16. 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.
    Lisa and Paul Scott

    Lisa Scott June 28, 2021
  17. Our deepest condolences to all the family ,a well respected man in Mildura.

    Vince & Frances Barila June 28, 2021
  18. Condolences and prayers to all of the Araco family. A wonderful and generous man, highly respected by all of the Modica family. RIP Tom

    John Modica June 28, 2021
  19. Frank and Marisa
    And the Araco Family ..
    Our deepest Sympathy to you all
    Special memories
    Barbara, Ainslee and Clint Vandepeer

    Barbara Vandepeer July 1, 2021