Joseph B. Fenton, in marketing

Joseph Brian Fenton, 71, of Bonita Springs, FL and Ridgefield, CT, died on February 24, 2016.  Joe was surrounded by his loving family, while awaiting a lung transplant at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. 

 Joe was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, the third child of Irish immigrants, Tim and Molly Fenton.  At 19, while attending a CYO dance, Joe met the love of his life, Bonnie Donnelly Fenton.  Their marriage of nearly 48 years was grounded in love, admiration, and a shared talent for finding joy and humor in all aspects of their relationship.

Joe was a graduate of Brooklyn Prep, Iona College, and received an MBA from the University of New Haven.  He recently retired after a long and successful marketing career.  Beyond his professional success, Joe was most proud of his roles as beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. 

In addition to his wife Bonnie, Joe is survived by daughter, Brooke Morgan, and her husband, Colonel Robert Morgan, daughter, Caroline Breen and her husband, Sean Breen and son, Andrew Davenport.  An extremely proud grandfather, Joe was known as “Poppy” to his grandchildren Sean, Caroline, Cole, Robbie, and Katherine. They were his greatest joy.  Joe is also survived by his sister, Cathleen Nolan and her husband, John, and his brother, John Fenton and his wife, Connie. Joe had siblings by birth and siblings by marriage; he is also survived by in-laws Barbara and Marty Dehler, Jack McGuire, Robert and Cookie Donnelly and Richard Donnelly.  Joe was an adored uncle to 45 nieces and nephews.  

Joe was a dreamer.  A charismatic man, Joe was proud of his Irish roots, had an infectious sense of humor and a knack for pranks.  He had a big heart and was gifted with many lifelong friends. 

Strengthened by his wife Bonnie, Joe demonstrated unfailing courage and fortitude against the enormous odds. He had a beautiful soul and always said that the most important thing in life is love, and in his joyful life he loved and was loved.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 10:15 a.m. in St. Mary R.C. Church, 55 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.

Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield.

The Family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, or to the Semper Fi Fund,

God spede Joe. You are a great man.