PHOENIX, NY – Tony F. Montanaro, 92, of Pennellville (Schroeppel), passed away at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY, on Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017.
He was born in Syracuse to his late parents, Anna (DeGrultta) and Andrew Montanaro on Nov. 2, 1925.
He served in the U. S. Army 1944-45.
He was a member of VFW Post 5540, Phoenix Memorial Post.
Tony was employed at LeMoyne Manor, Liverpool for more than 40 years.
He was a member of the Bartenders’ Union.
He was a member of St. Stephen’s Church, Phoenix.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Frank, Nichols, Joseph,
Cosmo and Michael; his sisters, Rose Tuscano and Carmella Tursi.
Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Lucy C. (Lynch) Montanaro; his five daughters, Peggy (Staring) Montanaro, Betty (Doug) Corey, Theresa (Richard) Demo, Lucy (Scot) Grenga and Mary (Gerald) Stone; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Montanaro and Shirley Montanaro; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday Dec. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.
Services will be at 8:45 a.m. on Monday in the funeral home followed by
a 9:30 a.m. funeral mass in St. Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix, with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre officiating.
Burial with military honors to follow in Assumption Cemetery, 2401 Court St., Syracuse.