THOMAS P. FONTAINE
Thomas Peter Fontaine, 66, passed away suddenly on November 12, 2008 in Toronto, Canada, while on a business trip. Tom was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on February 18, 1942.
As an accomplished IT consultant Tom started his business career and honed his skills in the corporate environment for many years performing assignments throughout the United States as well as in England, Germany and other European countries. He ventured out in 1994 and started his own company, Maverick Consulting Group. In 2000 he wanted to scale back to spend more time with his family and became an independent computer consultant, sought after by a variety of corporations here and abroad.
Tom had a genuine love of life and a broad spectrum of interests. He traveled extensively with his family and enjoyed reading. An avid sports fan, golf was one of Tom’s many passions. Tom was well known as an innovative and creative cook as well as a gracious and entertaining host. His home was a gathering place for his many friends and neighbors, who never needed an invitation to be welcomed and regaled on a broad host of topics. He listened to them, encouraged them, assisted them and made them laugh. He was a true friend.
Tom was indeed the Captain of his universe. His great love of life was equaled only by his heart and generosity.
Tom was loved and adored by his family and friends and will be sorely missed. In addition to Elizabeth, the love of his life and his wife of 25 years, he is survived by their son, Thomas James “T.J.”, his daughter, Stephanie and her husband John Sabanosh of Scottsdale, Arizona, his daughter Melissa and her husband Scott Butters of Lamoine, Maine; four grandchildren, a brother Edward, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Josephine Fontaine of Connecticut and Florida.
Friends and family will gather at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Avenue, Virginia Beach to celebrate Tom’s life on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 from 7:0pm to 8:30pm. Please visit altmeyer.com to express your condolences to Tom’s family.
Tom’s family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make a contribution in Tom’s name and memory to the Thomas P. Fontaine Memorial Fund at Bank of America.
THOMAS P. FONTAINE