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Joseph J. Monte


1921 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Joseph J. Monte Obituary
Joseph John Monte, 92, Washington, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, in Washington.

Joseph, son of the late John Joseph Monte and wife Josie, nee Albanese, was born March 24, 1921, in Palermo, Italy. He received his education in St. Louis. Joseph served his country in the U.S. Army from Nov. 11, 1942 to Oct. 23, 1945. He served in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. Joseph was united in marriage to Miss Virginia Palazzolo Oct. 19, 1947, in St. Louis. He worked for Maloney Electric for 22 years, and sold produce at Soulard Market for 50-plus years. He and his wife, Virginia, moved to Washington in 1989. Joseph was a member of St. Gertrude Church, Washington V.F.W. and the Edsel Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Monte, July 11, 2007; parents, John Joseph and Josie Monte; and three siblings, Phil Monte, Sam Monte and Josie Knorr.

Joseph is survived by one son, John Monte, Washington; three grandchildren, Wendy Confer and husband Jeff, Joey Monte and wife Kristen, all of O'Fallon, and Christina Kary, St. Peters; six great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at noon Thursday, March 20, at St. Gertrude Church, Krakow, with the Rev. Phil Krill officiating.

Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis.

The Monte family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Washington.
Published in The Missourian on Mar. 22, 2014
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