Thomas Monforte

Thomas J. Monforte

West Melbourne, FL

Thomas J. Monforte, 98, of West Melbourne, passed away January 31, 2014.

He was born in Syracuse, NY and was a retired teacher and coach at Fayetville-Manlius High School in Manlius, NY. Thomas was a graduate of St. Bonaventures' in Olean, NY with a BA and MA. He came to Brevard in 1979 and was an avid golfer and square dancer. Thomas was also an official and referee for high school and college games; also volunteered at AARP doing tax returns, Drivers Ed & Holmes Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include his son, Col. Thomas Monforte, Jr. Retired USAF; daughter, Mary Lee Osborne; daughter, Barbara Harris-Fillmore; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister, Mary DeRose.

Memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 13 at 10AM at Buena Vida Chapel. Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home and Crematory in Melbourne is serving the family.

Friends planning expressions of sympathy are asked to consider donations to the Development Council of Buena Vida Foundation.

Funeral Home

Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 723-2345

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Feb. 9, 2014