Marie C. Monico (nee Paluello)
Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother
Marie C. Monico was a native Staten Islander. She was the oldest daughter to Louis and Aida Paluello born on 3-22-1940. She is survived
by her sister Edith. She described her original family as being like a TV family with the ideal father and mother who loved each other
passionately and she adored her baby sister. Marie’s family was devastated by the loss of her father who passed away at 52 years of age
and this shaped her view of family and the world for the rest of her life.
She Graduated from New Dorp High School in 1958 and went on to be a Key Punch operator for IBM. She also worked for Chase
Manhattan Bank and Swiss Credit. Later in life she owned her own business.
On November 3, 1962 she married her High School sweetheart Joseph E Monico.
She excelled at home making and mothering due to her amazing organizational ability and dedication to her husband and children. She
valued education and pushed all of her children to achieve higher education. Her entire life she put others first and donated to many,
many, charitable organizations. Her very favorite activity was helping children. She was a part of St Sylvester Mother Guild from 1969
until 1987 where her organizational and outgoing friendly personality shined. She continue to volunteer her efforts at each of her
grandchildren’s schools. She was a part of fundraising for PS 41 from 1992- 2005, The Aqubogue PTO from 2005-2014 and Ravin Drive
She was also an avid baker who hosted a Christmas cookie making weekend for her grandchildren each Christmas season. She had a green
thumb and loved gardening. Butterfly watching was very enjoyable for her.
She is survived by her husband Joseph, her four children Lou-Anne (Thomas) Barbaro, Joseph, Melissa (James) Ryan, Christopher (Sharon
Hendrickson), her seven grandchildren Samantha Barbaro (Andrew Triska), Gemma Barbaro (Nick Pietrantonio), Thomas Barbaro, Joseph
Ryan, James Ryan, Lily Monico and Ava Monico.
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