Philip F. J.'s Story
Philip F. J. Fote passed away Aug. 19, 2017, following a brave bout with cancer, at his home in Salem, N.H., at the age of 84.
Philip was born Dec. 27, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pa., the eldest son of Enes (Onorato) and John Fote. He earned a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 1957 and a M.S. in Physics at Northeastern University, Boston, in 1961. Philip was employed as Chief Engineer at Textron Systems (formerly AVCO Corp.), in Wilmington, Mass., for over 60 years. He adored his family, a good martini, baseball, The Boston Pops, the ocean, rare cars, Star Trek, Sheba and particularly his work; for which he was honored by NASA.
Philip is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Winnell (Martin); his children, Elise Menegoni, Lynn Andrews, and Philip Fote; grandchildren, Jonathan and Nikolas Fote, Paige Ladd, Alison and Janae Andrews; sons-in-law, Attilio Menegoni, Peter Andrews, and Joshua Ladd; brother, John; sister-in-law, Christine; nephew and godson, John III; nieces, Chris and Sandy, and their husbands, David Mann and Sean Fitzpatrick; six grandnephews, a grandniece and many wonderful cousins.
Funeral arrangements are with Baldi Funeral Home, 1327-29 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215-334-1717), and Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in Philip’s memory are gratefully accepted by The American Association for Cancer Research at www.aacrfoundation.org or AACR, 615 Chestnut St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Published on  August 30, 2017