John Michael Monesmith

ORLANDO, Fla. - John Michael Monesmith, 47, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Newton, the beloved son of Joseph and Teresa Bassano Monesmith, completed this life's journey and passed on to join his cherished grandparents and great-grandparents in their eternal rest on Dec. 7, 2012.

A devoted and loving father, he is survived by his three children, Taylor Marie Monesmith and Kevin and Amy Arsenault; and their mother, Christina, of Orlando, Fla. John leaves two brothers, Gary J., and his fiancée, Sandra Martino, of Pennsylvania, and Edward J. and Jaime Monesmith, of New Jersey; a sister, Stacey J. Heuschkel, and husband, Keith, also of New Jersey; his paternal grandparents, Rue and Joseph Monesmith, of Fort Myers, Fla.; uncle, Albert J., and aunt, Rafaella Bassano, of New Jersey; uncle, Carmine Bassano, of New York City; uncle, Fred, and aunt, Carole Monesmith, of New Jersey; nephews, Oliver Sage Heuschkel, Shayne Peter Monesmith, and niece Beatrix Catherine Heuschkel, all of whom he adored; as well as many cousins and cherished life-long friends who will mourn his loss.

Graveside services were held Dec. 12 at All Faiths Memorial Park, Casselberry, Fla. A memorial service in Newton will be announced at a future date.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Dec. 23, 2012