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Sunday, March 21, 2021

In Memoriam

March 15, 1931 -- March 8, 2021

Thomas Monteleone Jr., age 89, of Perry, N.Y., a son to the late Thomas and Gladys (Hetzel) Monteleone SrTom served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

He worked at Lapp Insulator in Le Roy for many years and retired from SUNY Geneseo in 1994.

Tom was a member of the Perry VFW, where he was on the board of enjoyed racing at the Perry Speedway back in his younger years, spending time on his boat “Bentley” on Silver Lake and bowling, having bowled a 300 at the Geneseo Bowling Lanes.

He is survived by his wife, Annette L. (Kolodziej) Monteleone, whom he married on Dec. 16, 1971; 3 daughters, Pamela Clester of Florida, Deborah Hoover of Florida, Cherie (Joe) Terrano of Oneonta, N.Y.; 1 son, Timothy Monteleone of Florida; sister, Dorothy Gell of Perry; brother, Walter Monteleone of Perry; 2 sisters-in-law, Norma Monteleone of Warsaw, and Ardith Bookmiller of Attica; 2 grandchildren, Jessie and Joey Terrano; along with many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by siblings: Ann Mummery and John and Ronald Monteleone.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Thomas will be laid to rest in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery in Perry.

Memorial contributions may be made to Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home, 167 N. Main St., Perry, NY 14530.

For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC., 98 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530.


  1. May he R.I.P. Question: Did he reside in SLI? Or does driving your boat entitle one to an obituary listing here? Asking for a friend.

    1. (1) When a family or even a good friend loses a loved one, and those who have been left behind are asked for a very brief summary of his or her life, our editorial staff believes that those memories that come to mind first and foremost are most clearly remembered by those who have experienced the memory with the loved one or heard his stories about it on a fairly regular basis. When a public obituary mentions a memory of Silver Lake (WNY), it is most likely not a once or twice event, but one in which the loved one has regularly participated and quite likely involved his family or at least one or more members of it.

      (2) Then there are the additional relationships developed here while at Silver Lake--a place in which it is relatively easy to make friends. Your question is a good one because the obituary is not allowed, cost-wise, to go into the type of detail which would answer most of our questions. The Editorial Staff operates on the first principle mentioned above (memorable and repetitious recall of fun times usually having to be recalled very succinctly). So we would answer your question, basically, as "yes," considering all that those words most likely have behind them. (policy follows)

      (3) SLDN accepts obituaries free of charge and without any requirement of having appeared anywhere else. A pre-printed obituary is acceptable copy since it was already authorized for publication. Request your funeral director send an email copy of the final services and life summary directly to SLDN@mail.com.


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