Florence Montini a long time Upland resident, passed away at her home on January 20th at the age of 89. Born to Italian immigrant parents in Midland, PA on May 30, 1924, she was raised in Aliquippa, PA. She was the youngest of seven children. She moved to California following her marriage in 1946 to her husband Mitter Montini who passed away in 1989. They settled in Pomona where they raised one son. Moving to Upland in 1975, she remained until her passing.
Florence spent 32 years as the resident manager of the Las Brisas Apartments in Upland. It is here that she was able to earn the respect and touch the lives of many of her tenants.
A treasured sister, a loving mother, a generous grandmother/great grandmother and true friend, she will be missed by all. She is survived by her son, two grand- children, four great grandchildren and her sister Carmen Bodnar of Sarasota, Florida.
A service will be held Friday, January 24th at 11:00 am at Water of Life Community Church, 7625 East Ave., Fontana. Internment at Bellevue Cemetery in Ontario will follow.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Jan. 22, 2014