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110 Division St.
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone: 518-842-2810
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Joseph Montesano

Joseph J. "Monty" Montesano

Sunday, August 23rd, 1953 - Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
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Joseph J. “Monty” Montesano, 65, of Kilmer Court, Delmar, NY; passed away Saturday evening February 23, 2019 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, with his loving family by his side.

Born in Albany, NY on August 23, 1953, he was the son of the late Joseph C. and Anna Capizzo Montesano.

Joe received his education in the Albany school system and was a graduate of Bishop Maginn High School.

Joe started his career with the Albany Fire Department where, he worked from 1976 to 1978. He then went to work for 30 years at the Albany Times Union as a district manager. Joe also worked for the code enforcement department in the city of Albany and finally working part time as a ranger at the Capitol Hills Golf Course in Albany.

Joe enjoyed the horses, “Betting on the ponies”, playing golf and above all, spending leisurely time with his family and friends.

Joe is survived by two sons, Michael Montesano of Los Angeles, CA; and Joseph Montesano of San Diego CA; one daughter, Lindsay Montesano of Ballston Spa, NY; three sisters, Anne Janik (Albert) of Middle Grove, NY; Joann Maclutsky (James) of Colonie, NY; Michele Montesano of Colonie, NY; and, one grandson, Aiden Montesano, ten nieces and nephews, cousins, his present girlfriend, Mary Beth Riley Musco and his former wives, Donna and Mary Leigh.

Joe was also predeceased by his sister, Peggy Rinaldo (Joseph) of Albany.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mater Christi Church, 40 Hopewell Street, Albany, NY, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday February 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Joe’s family, would like to thank all of his caretakers,with special thanks to his devoted girlfriend, Mary Beth, for all of the care and compassion they had given to Joe.

Memorial gifts in Joe’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Mater Christi Church
    40 Hopewell Street
    Albany,, NY 12208
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 11:00am
    Mater Christi Church
    40 Hopewell Street
    Albany,, NY 12208
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  • Interment

    Park View Crematorium
    40 Fehr Avenue
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Pat and Bill Peters

Posted at 09:29am
Annie, Joanne, Michelle,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With love, Pat and Bill
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Michele Lofrumento

Posted at 07:45am
Annie, So sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Shelley

Tom Barron

Posted at 06:37am
One of the funniest and nicest people in Albany. Loads of great memories from Delaware Avenue, Saratoga track and the annual calling of the numbers for the past SB pools...Cheers Joe, you will be missed by All. TB

Debbie and. Steve Doling

Posted at 10:11pm
We will always remember Joey's great smile and sense of to his family..Fly high Joe and keep smiling ...

Butch and Char Stackman

Posted at 08:56pm
Monty, you left us way to soon there were so many golf matches on Sunday with Butch, Roc, and Scotty to play and horse races to bet on you will be now and forever missed there will never be another “Monty”

Butch and Char Stackman

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