John Edward Monaco, 74, of Claremont NC passed away Friday, September 28th, 2018 at his home. Born July 8th,1944, formally from Hopewell Junction NY, he was the son of the late Carmine Monaco and Rita Waite Monaco.
John was a Navy Veteran who served our country proudly aboard the USS Newport News CA-148. John was a retired bus mechanic for the Wappingers Central School district in NY. Although retired he continued working. John was a jack of all trades and loved a project! Traveling in their RV was another of his passions.
John leaves behind his wife, Joy C.Monaco; his son, John Jr. (Dee Monaco); his daughter, Kim North-Chapman; stepchildren Lisa Cronin (Dan Cronin), and Scott Mekeel; grandchildren Katlyn, Johnny, Jeff, Justen, Lauren, Dalessa, and Amanda; great grandchildren Hannah, Jeffrey, Cali, Brodey, Jordan, Anthony, Karlee, Gianni, Annabelle, Jack and Michael. They will miss their Papa. John also leaves behind his siblings Jimmy, Denny, Debbie Pearson, and their children. In addition, John will be missed by his beloved fur-babies, Sable & Spunky. He will be dearly missed by his family and many close friends.
Special thanks to the friends of our family for their prayers and support during this difficult time; also to the Salisbury VA Hospital and his team of healthcare professionals for their outstanding care and remarkable compassion.
Upon John's wishes, no services will be held.
Donations can be made to the Veterans of American and your local animal shelters.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net. The Monaco family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.