Obituary of Dominic Nicholas Fontenot
December 24, 1948 - March 7, 2022
Dominic Nicholas Fontenot. Age 73 of Dearborn Heights.
Beloved brother of Charles Fontenot, Janet Maguire, Edward Fontenot, Helena Fontaine, Michelle Fontenot-Siwik, Constantina Pardon, MaryCatherine Fontenot, Romona Hicks and Ronald Fontenot. Preceded in death by parents Edgis and Ida Fontenot.
Cremation will take place at The On-Site Crematory located within Molnar Funeral Homes – Brownstown Chapel.
Nick received a B.S degree in Mathematics from Wayne State University and went on to pursue a career in software engineering. He worked for multiple companies over his 45 year career. Among them are McDonnel Douglas Corporation, Jet Propulsion, Laboratory, Xerox, Lockhead Aircraft Services Corporation, US West, MCI and Space Application Corporation.
Nick is also survived by 17 nieces and nephews and 29 great nieces and nephews.
He loved fishing. Memories of fishing in Michigan with his brother-in-law are remembered fondly.
My Uncle Nick was one of the most intelligent people I have ever had the pleasure to know, even though I wasn't old enough to know it at the time. He was always kind, patient, and talked to you like an equal, regardless of how much disparity there was between your respective life experience (another thing I took for granted as a child, but grew to appreciate and treasure as I matured). He will be missed; the gifts and memories he bestowed upon his family will be cherished and passed on. But most importantly, he can now rest peacefully.
John Molnar, Sr. opened the Detroit Hungarian Funeral Home, now the Molnar Funeral Homes, in 1923. The funeral home began in his home until relocating across the street to it's Delray location at 8623 Dearborn Avenue, in 1936. He had a strong work ethic and believed that you should never stop learning...