Juanita Fornataro

GREECE - June 16, 2019. Juanita is predeceased by her father Joseph Dee. She is survived by her husband Joseph Fornataro, Sr.; children, Joseph (Karen) Fornataro, Jr. & Robert (Leticia) Fornataro; grandchildren, Joseph Fornataro, III, Sarah Fornataro, Vitoria Fornataro & Luca Fornataro; mother, Margaret Dee; siblings Margie Stavalone & Joseph (Carol Buckmann) Dee; several nieces, nephews, cousins & dear friends.  made

Juanita’s life story will be shared during her visitation, Tuesday, June 18th, 3-7 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Wednesday, June 19th, 9:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Ave. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to, Journey Home, 994 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14626 in Juanita’s memory.


Juanita was born September 7, 1949 in Rochester NY to her parents Joseph & Margaret Dee.

She married Joseph Fornataro and they went on to have two sons of their own, Joseph Jr & Robert. Their family grew and the next generation included 4 grandchildren whom Juanita absolutely adored.

Juanita was co-owner of Agatina's Restaurant in Gates, NY. If you had ever gone to Agatina's there is a pretty good chance that Juanita greeted you as you came in.

Family was most important to her. Sunday family dinners were precious times for Juanita. They were made especially great once her granchildren were born. 

Joe & Junaita loved to travel. They traveled to: Europe, Bahamas, BVI, taking cruises and spenning time with many of their friends in Destin, FL.

Juanita loved listening to music. Some of her favorites included the Oldies, Christian, Neil Diamond and Barry Manilow. Juanita regulalry trained at RAC. Her fun loving, caring, compassionate, happy demeanor and putting others first will be sadly missed by family and friends.