PAUL A. MONACHINO ~ Age 88, of Elba, died peacefully Saturday evening September 10, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born Nov. 9, 1922 in Elba, son of the late Sam & Clara (Palermo) Monachino, also preceded in death by his brothers Sam Jr. and James Monachino, sisters Philippa Monachino, Rose Tambe & Pauline Rizzardi.
Mr. Monachino was a retired onion farmer on the muck lands of Elba and a partner in Monachino Bros., Inc. A member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Elba, he and his wife loved to travel, especially trips to Las Vegas & Florida. Paul spent most of his life in and around the muck, but in later years his love for his grandchildren and their accomplishments brought him the most joy. Surviving is his beloved wife of almost 66 years Rose (Peca) Monachino of Elba; son Paul (Angela) Monachino of Oakfield; daughters Carol (Rich) Duganier of Elba & Joan (Michael) Brown of Rochester; brothers Norm (Cathy) Monachino of Batavia & Joseph (Lanor Markle) Monachino of Elba; 6 grandchildren Joseph, Michael, Christa, Cara, Nicole & Danny Monachino; sisters-in-law Ida Monachino of Batavia and Jine Monachino of Kansas along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.
Family and friends may visit from 3-8 PM Wednesday Sept. 14, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York where prayers 9:15 AM Thursday will be followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Padre Pio Parish (Elba Site). Memorials in Paul’s memory are suggested to the church or a charity of the donor’s choice, burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. For more information or to send flowers please call Michael at (585)343-7500.
THE FAMILY OF PAUL A. MONACHINO IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.