Carole Rae Fontany (Barnett/Puckett) age 80, of Wilmington, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018 after an extended illness. Carole was born in Wellsburg, WV to Virginia and Raymond Barnett, the youngest of three children. She graduated from Wellsburg High School in 1956 and worked for the telephone company. While visiting relatives, she met Tom Puckett. They later married in Wellsburg and moved to Salem, NJ. They raised three daughters, Kellie, Susan, and Kathy. Carole loved vacationing at the Jersey Shore, antiquing, gardening, and cooking. The family has fond memories of vacations in Sea Isle with the Sullivan cousins and Aunt Liz and Uncle Charlie.
Carole is survived by her husband John Fontany of Mt. Airy, MD, daughters Kellie (Ben) Moore of Savannah, GA Susan (Tim) Terranova of Wilmington, and Kathy (Pete) Duricek of Hockessin, five grandchildren DillonMoore, Delaney Duricek, Bayleigh Duricek, Grace Terranova, Meredith Terranova, her sister, Martha Vaunden Bedford of Sunnyvale, CA and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virginia and Raymond Barnett, and sister, Dorothy Bass. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the charity of your choice.