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Domenic Fontecchia

Domenic Fontecchia, 81, of Hellertown and formerly of Bethlehem, died May 29, 2021. He had, since 2004, battled with cancer. Born in Ferentino, Provincia di Frosinone, Italy, he was a son of the late Vittorio and Natalia Benedetta Concetta Fontecchia. He was the husband of Grazia Fontecchia.

He was a 1958 graduate of Liberty HS and earned various certificates from management programs throughout the years.

He worked in the garment manufacturing industry with his management and technical skills. His leadership was appreciated around the world at the following companies: Phoenix Clothing Company (Genesco Corp), Allentown; Cross Country Clothes, Hickey-Freeman, Rochester, NY; ITALCO, Rome, Italy; and Ermenegildo Zegna, Barcelona, Spain. He was a consultant in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Italy and China. In 2002, he retired to Ferentino, Italy, then returned to Bethlehem in 2006.

He was a parishioner for most of his life at Our Lady of Pompeii of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He later attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and was a member of Parrochia Sant’Agata, Ferentino.

He is survived by two daughters, Shelley Jacobs and spouse Arthur and Mandy Rutman and fiancé Lee Abruzzese; a stepdaughter, Susan Wilson; three grandchildren, Megan Scotchlas and spouse Jon, Justin Mondzak and Hannah Rutman; two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Isabella Scotchlas; a sister, Dionisia Giorgi; nieces; and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Pia Ferraguti and Maria Ferraguti.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem,