Ettore J. Monti
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1925-2012 LANESBOROUGH Mr. Ettore (Art) Guiseppe Monti, 87, of 580 South Main St., Lanesborough died Thursday evening, November 1, 2012 at Berkshire Medical Center.
Born in Pittsfield on June 16, 1925 the son of Pietro and Rovestina Ricci Monti, he attended Pittsfield High School before joining the US Navy. Art served in action on the USS Langley in the South Pacific during WWII. He was very proud of the service he gave his country during the war.
Mr. Monti worked as core assembler for the Transformer division of General Electric in Pittsfield for 41 years, retiring in 1987.
He was a member of the GEAA where he was a former Senior Club Champion. He belonged to the GE Quarter Century Club and Pensioners.
Mr. Monti loved the horses and was a great handicapper. He was also an avid Boston Red Sox Fan.
He will always be remembered as a devoted family man with a great sense of humor and a loving grandfather to his wonderful grandchildren. There was nothing more important to Art than his family.
Mr. Monti leaves his wife, the former Patricia Roberts, whom he married on May 2, 1953 at St. Charles Church. He leaves two sons, Michael Monti and his wife Nancy; Richard Monti and his wife Patricia; all of Pittsfield; two daughters, Carol Nichols and her husband Charles Jr. of Pittsfield; Christine LeClair and her husband Dennis of Westfield; five grandchildren, Marissa and Anthony Monti, and Dennis, Amanda and Emily Rose LeClair. He leaves a sister, Mary Bordeau and two brothers, Alfredo and Carmine Monti.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Peter Monti.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Mr. Ettore G. Monti, will be Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:15 a.m. from the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St., Pittsfield MA with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Church, celebrated by the Rev. A. Peter Gregory, pastor. Entombment will follow in St. Michael the Archangel Mausoleum in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday morning, prior to the service, from 9 to 10:15 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Soldier On, care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, in his memory. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 4, 2012
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