Pat Michael Di Furia
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Pat Michael Di Furia
  • September 28, 1932 - November 14, 2017
  • Fresno, California

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Pat died November 14, 2017 at the age of 85. He was born September 28, 1932 in Fresno to Julia and Pat Di Furia. Pat was a Fresno area resident his entire life. The first 20 years of his adult life he was a boxing promoter trainer, and manager. He successfully managed boxers who fought at Madison Square Garden numerous times, including the Light Heavy Weight title in the mid-1960's. These past 40 years, he was the owner of a successful management recruiting agency. He enjoyed working 7 days a week when he was younger, and continued to work 5 to 6 days a week until his death. Our father also cared for and managed our mother's daily needs for over 21 years.

Mr. Di Furia was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Rose Lee and brother, John.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Caroline; children Pat Jr., and Cynthia and sibling Robert all of Fresno.

Our family would like to acknowledge the incredible care and loyalty given to our parents by their caretaker Savina Zamarripa. She has been a part of our family for over 21 years. Bruno Lozano, thank you for always being there for our father, you were his 2nd son. Maria Valencia, thank you for helping our father at the office. He valued your service. Joel Correa, thank you for all the years of hard work you performed to keep our parent's home beautiful.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the Lisle Funeral Home. A private service will be held. Please make donations to the ASPCA or your favorite charity.