MEREDITH – Andrew Montanino, 100, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013 at his home in Meredith.
He was born on July 5, 1913 in Hoboken, NJ, the son of Pietro and Michelina (Nunziata) Montanino. He worked in a defense plant for the Army during World War II. Being a single parent this enabled him to stay home to raise his two daughters. He worked for the Midtown Belt Company in New Jersey for 25 years where he met his wife Marge. Between the ages of 60 to 92, he volunteered at a state school for mentally challenged children in New Jersey, where they called him "Grandpa". In 2005, he and Marge moved to New Hampshire. His wife Marge passed away on March 24, 2013. He said his secret to his longevity was spaghetti, meatballs and wine.
He is survived by his niece, Kitty Corso and her husband Richard of Meredith, a great nephew, Richard Corso and his wife Tina and their son little Richie, all of Meredith, his great niece, Kathy Corso and her son David Ambrose, both of Meredith, two daughters; Joan of New Jersey and Andrea of Georgia, five grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A special thanks to the wonderful loving and caring staff at the Visiting Nurses of Meredith and Center Harbor; Sheila, Pam, Tammy, Felicia, Nichole, Danielle, Paula, Alison, Ceil, Kim, Claire, Michelle and Dale. Andrew loved you all.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013 in Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurses of Meredith and Center Harbor, 186 Waukewan St. Meredith NH 03253.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.