Rocco "Rocky" Monforte

Died: June 30, 2017
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Rocco Anthony Monforte, of Endwell, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017. He was the beloved husband for 60 years of Dorothy (Brezowsky) Monforte, father of Lissa Connelly and Michele (Shelly) Monforte, grandfather of Hannah Connelly Boemmels, father-in-law of George McCroy, and grandfather-in-law of William Boemmels. He is also survived by his sister, Faye Hinze Monforte, his brother, Joseph Monforte, and his sister-in-law, Marguerite Monforte. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary Monforte, his brothers Pat Monforte and Marty Monforte, their spouses, his brother-in-law Lou Hinze, and his aunts and uncles. He also was predeceased by his sisters-in-law Helen Valachovic, Ann Cross, Mary Maston, and Pauline Scherer. His family includes so many dearly-loved cousins, nieces, nephews, and godchildren, plus their spouses and children as well. He was fortunate for many years to have the Clarks and the Cawleys as neighbors. After serving breakfast and lunch for 56 years at the IBM Country Club, Rocky never went anywhere without meeting someone he knew. His circle of friends grew larger after he retired, to include his friends at the Acropolis diner and at Arby’s, the Oakdale Mall walkers, and his daughter Lissa’s friends and neighbors. A veteran of the Korean War, he enjoyed sitting down to breakfast on Fridays with his friends in the Korean community. For the past twelve years he was honored by MacArthur School (Binghamton) on Veteran’s Day, where he exchanged salutes and smiles with the school children. Rocky will be remembered by his granddaughter, Hannah, for never missing a single sports game or any of her four graduations. He will be missed also by a variety of family pets. If his family had a drop of water for each time they heard someone say what a wonderful person Rocky was, those drops would fill all the world’s oceans. He was a blessing to us all. The family thanks all of Rocky’s doctors, nurses, the EMTs and firefighters, and the other healthcare workers at UHS and Lourdes.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 12 pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 306 Odell Avenue, Endicott. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at church Thursday from 10 am to 11:45 am. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Rocky’s memory may be made to the St. Francis Ministry, c/o Sister Anisia Muthoni, St. Anthony’s Church, 304 Oak Hill Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 am

St. Anthony of Padua Church

Address:

306 Odell Avenue, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm -

St. Anthony of Padua Church

Address:

306 Odell Avenue, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Cemetery Information

Calvary Cemetery

Address:

501 Fairview Avenue, Johnson City, NY, 13790

 

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Colleen Naylor posted on 7/5/17

Hannah and family.. I am so sorry to hear of your grandfathers passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Louise and Jim posted on 7/5/17

Rocky had such a warm and very nice personality touching so many people. Hold onto all those pleasant memories he left with you and we hope with each passing day your pain will lessen. Sending lots of loving wishes to ease your loss. With deepest sympathy. All our love.

 

John & Debbie McCroy posted on 7/4/17

May the love of those around you, help you through these times.

 

John & Debbie McCroy posted on 7/4/17

Dorothy, Shelly, Lissa, Hannah and the whole Monforte family We are deeply saddened by your loss. No words can offer you peace at this time, but our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you always keep the memories and may God give you peace. Love John & Debbie McCroy

 

The Lovallo Family posted on 7/4/17

To our dearest Aunt Shelly, Uncle George and your beautiful Dorothy, Lissa, Hannah and family, May the peace of The Lord be with all of you as you remember the outstanding and wonderful life of your husband, dad, grandad, friend and mentor, Rocky. Everything we know and hear of him makes him not only special to you, but to generations of people who he has touched in significant and lasting ways. His strength will never leave any of you, and we pray for comfort and healing for each of you in the weeks ahead. We are certain that you will mourn, but are hopeful that his influence for good in your life will not discontinue. May you be emboldened as you remember his example, and carry on Rocky's influence of grace and goodness as you live each day of the rest of your lives. Much Love, Karen, Tony, Daniel, Timothy, Elizabeth & Maryn

 

Jason, Sabrina & Gabe posted on 7/4/17

So sorry to hear of your loss Aunt Shelly and Uncle George. Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

 

Cheryl (Shea) McDermott posted on 7/3/17

Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I met him that one time, by chance at mass, at St. Anthonys. Do you remember what I said to him, when I shook his hand, I told him that he had beautiful big hands. "Dad" hands. Strong and secure. I'm sure your times sitting at mass together, we're very special to both of you. Take care. Hope to see you at St. Anthonys. If we see each other, let's be sure to sit together. ❤️Cheryl

 

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