Francis Montimurro
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Francis J. "Monti"
Montimurro
Francis J. "Monti" Montimurro, age 88 of Layton, NJ, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at his home.
Francis was born in Greenwich, CT to the late Anthony and Carmella (Boskello) Montimurro. He grew up in the Chickahominy section, where he played football in high school. A renowned kicker, Francis was invited to audition for the Dallas Cowboys. After serving in the US Navy during the Korean War, Francis attended the American Academy McAllister Institute and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Francis was immensely proud of his career as a licensed funeral director at Frank E. Campbell's, Walter B. Cooke, Riverside, and Williams Funeral Homes prior to his retirement in 1984. He chronicled his time in the industry in his book, Provolone in the Casket. Following retirement, Francis settled in Layton, NJ, where he owned and operated the Layton Store and worked as a permanent substitute teacher at the Sussex County Technical School. He always had a funny story to share and he will be missed by all who knew him.
Predeceased by his wife, Joan (Fuller) Montimurro; sister Marie Ledda; and brothers, Joseph and Lawrence Montimurro, Francis is survived by his daughter, Melissa Montimurro and her husband Raymond Loevlie; son Mark and his wife Sandra Montimurro; grandchildren Alex, Andrew, and Aaron Tirpack and Aidan Loevlie; great-grandchildren Dylan and Madison Tirpack; and brother Anthony and wife Cathi Montimurro; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Francis will be held on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 from 4-8 p.m. at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ 07461. A Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, September 17th, 10:30 a.m. at the St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Sandyston. Burial in the Layton Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation www.christopherreeve.org Online condolences may be offered at www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

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Published in Greenwich Time on Sep. 13, 2020.
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September 20, 2020
Dear Melissa,
I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to you & your family on the passing of your Dad. I know in my heart & soul that he is in heaven having a grand old time laughing and telling jokes. May God's grace bring you comfort, strength & healing in this time of sorrow.
Sincerely,
Diane Ledda
Diane Ledda
Family
September 15, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He always had a funny story or line to share. He was one of the “good guys”. A great co-worker.
Bill and Jane Leach
Coworker
September 15, 2020
Monty was the best sub at Sussex Tech! He was a genuine character. The thing I remember the most about him was that he always treated us kids as equals. Lots of teachers feel the need to make a big show of their "authority" but Monty always treated us like his friends. He had a great heart.
Tom Duff
Student
September 15, 2020
Melissa and Mark....my sympathies. Just heard about your father...
Sending love and prayers to you both
Andrew Kalipetis
Andrew Kalipetis
Friend
September 15, 2020
I had Monty as a sub when he was at Vo-Tech and he was an awesome teacher! Breaks my heart to hear he is no longer with us. RIP Monty you were loved by so many!
Andrea
Student
September 15, 2020
The Man had a heart of gold dealing with all us crazy kids in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Thanks for always being positive and supportive!! You will be missed!
Dan Florio
Student
September 14, 2020
You were always a great sub, and an even better friend. I’ll always remember your kind demeanor and friendly smile. You always had the best stories. What an amazing life you had. RIP Monty
Anthony ziccardi
Coworker
September 14, 2020
Monti was one of the best substitutes! His stories were incredible and he was always smiling which made you smile. Rest In Peace Monti! You will be missed!
Nicole
Student
September 14, 2020
Francis was a great sub teacher. I loved his stories and he always had a smile. I will remember Francis forever.
Jeffrey Popick
Student
September 14, 2020
You were by far the coolest substitute teacher I think anyone has ever had. Everyone was always happy to see they had you in their class for the day or so. Your stories were the best. RIP Monti!!
Glenn
Friend
September 13, 2020
Dear Uncle Francis,
May your soul “rest in peace” and delight in the presence of Our Lord.
Frank Ledda Jr
Frank Ledda Jr
Family
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