Thomas Joseph Montemarano, Jr. – 3/31/1942 – 11/24/2020
Thomas Joseph was born on March 31, 1942 to Louise (Londrigan) and Thomas J. Montemarano, Sr. in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Manual Training Highschool and went on to serve with pride in the US Army and was honorably discharged. Thomas met his wife, Anna, in 1969 and fell in love with her at first sight, proposing to her after only 2 weeks. They married on April 18, 1971 and moved to Millville, NJ where they were blessed with three beautiful daughters. He was employed by New Jersey Bell/Verizon as a lineman and retired after 37 years as a Conduit Inspector. Upon retirement, Thomas and his wife moved to Edgewater, FL to be closer to all his daughters.
The most important thing to know about our sweet Thomas is that he was a good man. He was a generous, humble, down-to-earth man who enjoyed doing things for others as it gave his life purpose. He was a devoted family man who loved wholeheartedly and was always there for his wife, daughters, and grandchildren as well as anyone who needed him. He called his wife his “Queen” and he meant it. He was one of a kind! His biggest obsession was his lifelong love of sports, especially his beloved Philadelphia Eagles and playing golf. He was also a devoted fan of film and military history and would regale his friends and family with vivid depictions of various World War II heroes and battles. Until he was stricken with Parkinson’s, he enjoyed woodworking and using his hands.
Thomas had a fantastic sense of humor which brought a smile to everyone’s face. As a true jokester, It was hard to find a picture of him without a goofy face or wide-mouthed smile. If you knew him, you knew without a doubt that he would move mountains for anyone that needed him because it truly made him happy to help. He had a funny saying for almost every day and occasion. As a true Italian, he loved to eat and as he lifted a fork from his plate he often would exclaim, “Over the lips…through the gums…look out stomach…here it comes!” Give that man a bowl of ravioli’s and a Boston cream donut and he was in heaven!! As each of his daughters walked in his house or called on the phone, he would proclaim in his typical funny accent… “Honorable daughter numba #1, #2, or #3.!!” He was the #1 cheerleader in the stands during sports events for his family with unimaginable enthusiasm. He would rather be “an hour early than a minute late” so he was our built in Uber driver, shuttling everyone around and delivering food that his wife would make for others.
Although our family was so very blessed, we also experienced our share of ups and downs just like most…but as always, God always came to our rescue and saw us through. Through the good and the bad, Thomas was always there for us, remaining faithful, strong and our unconditional rock. In the last few years of his life, Parkinson’s took a toll on our strong protector, but he never complained…EVER!!! He did not stress and worry about much, rather took each day as best he could, which is how it should be.
We pray that our beloved Thomas now rests peacefully in the arms of Jesus and suffers no more. We also pray that he knows how much he was loved and how much we will be missed. His children and grandchildren shall always remember him as that funny, kind, sweet man who would do anything for them. For his wife, Anna, she will always remember that handsome, young man that she married so many years ago who treated her like royalty and never uttered an unkind word. We all will love you dearly.
Thomas is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anna, sister Felice Anderson, his daughters Christine Cardot (Christophe), Jennifer Herdel (Fred), Dana Montemarano (Matthew), as well as his four grandchildren Orlane, Brendan, Alizé, and Ryan.