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Tony Fico Memorial Fund



Forsyth County Public Library will soon receive a generous donation of new books, thanks to the Tony Fico Memorial Fund at the Forsyth County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Georgia Community Foundation.

Tony Fico was a book lover and a dedicated patron of the Post Road Library who passed away last November at the age of 79.

“Mr. Fico was known for his sense of humor and always joked around with our staff while checking out books,” says Kim Ottesen, Information Services Supervisor at the Post Road Library.

In lieu of flowers, Mary, Mr. Fico’s wife of 39 years, and his daughters, Lorraine and Teresa, asked family and friends to make donations to the Tony Fico Memorial Fund to honor his love of reading.

This month, over $2700 in contributions will be given to Forsyth County Public Library for the purchase of nearly 140 books, large type books, and audiobooks.

“He loved adventure and suspense novels, so our family is very pleased to know that the library will honor him by purchasing books by popular authors like James Patterson, Harlan Coben, Greg Illes, Stuart Woods, and C.J. Box,” says Lorraine Fico-White.

All items added to the library’s collection in Mr. Fico’s memory will carry a bookplate that reads, “Donated in memory of Anthony J. Fico by Family and Friends.”

“We’ll miss Tony’s sharp wit here in the library, but we’re so grateful to his family and friends for this outpouring of generosity that will share Tony’s love of reading with our patrons for years to come,” adds Ottesen.

To check out books donated in memory of Mr. Fico, please visit a Forsyth County Public Library branch or use the online catalog at



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