Vito Lomonaco

Vito Lomonaco

Sunday, May 20th, 1951 - Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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Vito (Dermot) Lomonaco, 68, of Franklin passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Vito was born, May 20,1951, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his father, Vito Anthony Lomonaco, his mother, Bessie Mancuso Lomonaco, his brother, Vincent and sister, Ann.

Vito came to Franklin 22 years ago and opened his pizzeria. 22 years later, it is still in operation. He was quite a character. Those who knew him well will remember his humor, his story telling and his over the top love for politics, particularly…well, you know. He was a little hardheaded, a little high strung and had a big heart. He absolutely LOVED talking to people and didn’t pretend to be anyone but himself.

He had no hobbies other than going to the gym where he exercised not only his body, but jaws too. He enjoyed music, pretty women and interesting people.

He will be sadly missed by his companion and partner of 28 years, Jane Schaefer. He is survived by his sons, Jason Chatman and Michael Lomonaco; his daughter, Lauren Shifferd; sister, Mary Lombardo; two grandchildren, Michael and Luciana Lomonaco and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at Vito’s Pizza at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, cast a vote this November for…well, you know who.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Blair Heinlein

Posted at 06:12pm
Jane & family we had no idea of Vito's passing. So sorry for your loss. We had some good talks and he always was very sharp. I will try to speak with you soon. Our sincere condolences. Blair & Margaret

Allan Boruszak

Posted at 07:09am
Jane- Saddened to hear of Vito's passing. I really enjoyed the times we spent together in the restaurant. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family.

Allan N Boruszak MD

A Brian and Alice Cain

Posted at 10:02am
We just read the wonderful obituary in the Grand Rapids Press this morning and although very saddened for the loss, our fond memories of Derm brought a big smile to both of our faces. The obit absolutely captured the spirit in which he lived and the endless number of people he befriended.
Friends forever,
Brian and Alice Cain, Holland MI

Michael Pratt

Posted at 08:13pm
Very nice man. Always treated me very well. A fixture in Franklin that will be missed. Godspeed.
Michael Pratt

Linda Lane

Posted at 05:15pm
Our whole family will miss Vito and our wonderful and hearty political, family, current events, etc. discussions while stuffing our faces with his delicious pizza and subs! Our condolences to Jane his right hand pretty lady and to the rest of his family! We'll miss you!

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