Frank A. Montagna Born March 23, 1935, died January 23, 2023.
Peacefully surrounded by his loved ones, Frank A. Montagna (Monty), 87, of East Canaan, CT. passed away on January 23, 2023.
Frank was born on March 23, 1935 to Louis and Anna (Deluca) Montagna. He served honorably in the United States Navy. He graduated from Elm City Beauty Academy and became an award winning hair stylist owning several salons spanning over 60 years. Frank enjoyed all that life had to offer. He was an avid hunter, photographer and carpenter. There was nothing he couldn’t do. His most loved hobby was golf, earning the level of USGA Golf Instructor. He enjoyed card games with his dear friends and the countless rounds of golf with his friends and especially with his only son, Doug, at Wyantenuck Country Club, in Great Barrington, MA where he was a member. Frank, a competitive swimmer in the Navy, shared his love of the sport with his grandchildren. He enjoyed their meets and his signature cheer for all to hear was “GO GET EM’ as they stepped to the block. In his early years, he loved coaching his son in football and coaching for the Housatanic Housy’s. Frank was a dedicated NY Giants and Boston Red Sox fan. At times, Frank was known as “Frankie Volcano” by his dear family and always lived by the motto “I did it my way.”
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Diane (Vicenze) Montagna, brother Louis Montagna Jr. of Milford, and sister Janet (Rene) Sparapani of East Haven. Frank is survived by his former wife, Barbara Fischer (Babs) of Watertown and their three children, Sharon Montagna of Watertown, Douglas (Karol) Montagna of Naugatuck, Tracey (Christopher) Kelly, of Middlebury. Four grandchildren, Jenette (Christoper) Candee of Southbury, Miranda Montagna of Stamford, Hannah and Madelyn Kelly of Middlebury. Two great grandchildren Johnathan and David Candee and several nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by his parents Louis and Anna Montagna and sister Carmel (Frank) Perrelli.
No funeral or memorial service is immediately planned. The family will notify loved ones in the future when a service is scheduled. The family of Frank A. Montagna would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Accent Care & Emerst Home Care and all who supported them in their time of need.