Maurice J. Montesi

Maurice J. Montesi, age 92, of Danbury, husband of the late Lulu (Abdo) Montesi, entered into eternal life on August 16, 2013.

Maurice was born in Danbury, CT on February 20, 1921, a son of the late Eugene Sr. and Caroline (Saccomandi) Montesi. A life-long resident of Danbury, Maurice graduated from Danbury High School in 1939.

As a young man Maurice worked as a hatter and was very active in local sports. In 1986 “Rawhide”, as he was known to all his fellow workers, retired from the US Postal Service, after 30 years of service. Maurice was a WW II U.S. Army Veteran. For his courageous efforts during his grueling years of combat, Maurice was awarded The American Defense Medal, The National Defense Medal, The Europe Africa WWII Medal, The Victory WWII Medal, The Good Conduct Medal, and The Bronze Star Medal, which was awarded for his heroic achievements during combat.

Maurice was a devout parishioner of St. Peter Parish of Danbury, and a longtime member of the Catholic War Veterans.

Maurice was the loving husband of 53 years to his devoted wife, Lulu, who predeceased him in 2010. Maurice is survived by his loving children, Mark Montesi, Sharon Montesi and her husband Robert, Thomas Montesi and Mary Hallisey. He is also survived by his six adoring grandchildren, Gabriel and Emily, Daniel and Jillian, and Ryan and Benjamin.

Maurice is also survived by his three sisters, Anna Tarsi, Rose Rishdan and her husband Albert, and Mary Miller.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph and Eugene Jr. and his sisters, Molly, Grace and Josephine. Maurice is also survived by his many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Maurice’s children wish to thank everyone for all the care and support that they have given their father. A special thank you to the staff at Hancock Hall for the care they provided over the last several months.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM in St. Peter Church, 115 Main St., Danbury.

Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 5 PM to 8 PM.

Contributions in Maurice’s memory may be made to St. Peter Church, 104 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810


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