Franco Joe Carobelli, a former partner in Fortinos, has died. Born May 4, 1935, he passed away on July 31, 2018, in his 84th year.
He worked alongside the original owners of Fortinos, Umberto Spagnuolo and John Fortino. Spagnuolo and Fortino opened their first store in Hamilton in 1961 and in later years brought on additional partners, including Carobelli.
Among partners, employees and family, he was known for his strong work ethic.