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.
Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue Melbourne, FL 32901
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Feb. 9, 2014