Fortune R. Pope

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Fortune R. Pope

  • Birth 6 Jan 1918
  • Death 22 Feb 1996 Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
  • Plot Pope family mausoleum, Section Lake, Plot 5248-51. At the corner of Central Ave.and Observatory Ave.
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  • Memorial ID 5854125

Fortune Pope was the son of Catherine (q.v.) and Generoso Pope (q.v.), who was the first person of Italian descent to become a self-made millionaire in this country. Fortune took over the operation of Colonial Sand & Stone after his father's death in 1950. He also owned an Italian newspaper and a radio station. Like his father, Fortune Pope played golf at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York, which is the former home of the Barclays Classic. He was also a 1939 graduate of Columbia University in New York City. Fortune Pope was the director of the Pope Foundation and was also a friend and benefactor of Saint Peter's College. Fortune Pope's second wife was Cathy Mastice Pope (an accomplished singer), and his two children were Santina (by his first wife, Sandy) and Fortune Pope, Jr (adopted). His granddaughter is Alessandra Pope. Fortune was predeceased by his brother Generoso, Jr. (q.v.) in 1988. His other brother Anthony Pope died in 2005 and is also interred in the mausoleum. The Pope family mausoleum is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Central Ave. (the cemetery's main road) and Observatory Ave.


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  • Created by: Anthony B
  • Added: 18 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5854125
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fortune R. Pope (6 Jan 1918–22 Feb 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5854125, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Anthony B (contributor 45426922) .