Samuel Montanaro

Obituary of Samuel A. Montanaro

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Samuel Anthony Montanaro passed away June 13, 2023, in Niagara Hospice House.  Born January 1, 1932, in Niagara Falls, New York, he was the son of Dominic and Angeline (Putignani) Montanaro.  Samuel served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953 and was awarded several badges and medals.  He taught for 31 years at Niagara Wheatfield School, retiring in 1990. 

Samuel is survived by his wife Judith (Zilker) Montanaro; children Diana Marsh, Patricia (Daniel) Raimondo, Paul (Lisa) Montanaro, Nancy (late Joseph) Scirto, and John (Jacqueline Andrews) Montanaro; nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild; sister Beatrice Trabold; also, several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his two brothers Anthony and Nicholas Montanaro.

Samuel was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and watching the television show Everyone Loves Raymond.  He enjoyed reading and cooking, especially making homemade pizza for family and friends.  He was known for telling jokes, particularly bad ones.  According to him, "I've got a million of them". 

Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass on Saturday, June 15th at 10 AM at St. John the Baptist RC Church, 168 Chestnut St., Lockport.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to Niagara Hospice would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences at

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Memorial Mass

10:00 am
Saturday, June 15, 2024
St. John The Baptist R.C. Church
168 Chestnut Street, <no data>
Lockport, New York, United States
(716) 433-8118
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Samuel Montanaro

1932 - 2023

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