Tony F. Montanaro

Tony F. Montanaro, 92, of Pennellville (Schroeppel),
passed away at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY on
Wed. Dec. 6, 2017. Born in Syracuse to his late parents,
Anna ( DeGrultta) and Andrew Montanaro on Nov. 2, 1925. He served in the U. S. Army 1944 – 45. He was a member of VFW Post 5540, Phoenix Memorial Post.

Tony was employed at LeMoyne Manor, Liverpool for
over 40 years. A member of the Bartenders Union.
He was a member of St. Stephen’s Church, Phoenix, NY.

Predeceased by his brothers, Frank, Nichols, Joseph,
Cosmo, and Michael; his sisters, Rose Tuscano and
Carmella Tursi.

Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Lucy C. (Lynch)
Montanaro; his five daughters, Peggy (Staring) Montanaro,
Betty (Doug) Corey, Theresa (Richard) Demo, Lucy (Scot)
Grenga, and Mary (Gerald) Stone; two sisters-in-law,
Marjorie Montanaro and Shirley Montanaro; 14 grand
children; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews;
and many friends.

Calling hours are on Sunday Dec. 10, 2017 from 2 to 5
p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home,
431 Main St., Phoenix, NY. Services are at
8:45 a.m. on Monday in the funeral home followed by
a 9:30 a.m. funeral mass in St. Stephen’s Church, 469
Main St., Phoenix, with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre
officiating. Burial with military honors to follow in
Assumption Cemetery, 2401 Court St., Syracuse, NY.

3 thoughts on “Tony F. Montanaro

  1. Lucy and family –
    So sorry to hear of the passing of our father. He was always a wonderful person to visit with. His smile will be missed.
    Our prayers to you and your family.

  2. Dear Lucy and daughters, my prayers and love are with you at this sad time..losing Tony is very difficult and hard to accept. He was such a nice man and his sense of humor was fantastic.he is now with our Lord and Blessed Mother. Take comfort that he is at peace..I will not be able to visit, I am in Florida until May but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you..
    Much love and many prayers
    Ann Zahn

  3. I have fond memories of Tony when I served the Phoenix community’s Schools. He would stop in my office and give me light hearted advice on how to perform my job better, and ask about my family. I so enjoyed our back and forth discussions on how to solve the worlds problems, and had the the upmost respect for his caring manner with a sharp wit and sense of humor. We give our sincere sorrow for his loss and wonderful family. Please know that Ann and I are thinking fondly of him today…..

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