Who Is Montville's Person of the Year in 2013?

Patch is bestowing this inaugural honor, but we need you to decide who it is.

Montville Township has had quite a year, hasn't it?

We're just weeks away from turning the page on 2013, a year in which we saw great accomplishments and, sadly, lost loved neighbors.

So, we're asking you, our readers, to nominate a "Person of the Year" for 2013. 

We're not limiting nominations to single persons, however. Maybe it's a group of volunteers who helped the township. Maybe it's a business that made a difference in the community too big to ignore. 

Or, maybe you want to honor someone posthumously, such as the beloved Carol Geers, who lost her fight to breast cancer, or Sheree Monetti, who lost her fight to lung cancer.

Consider the nomination period open right now. Post your thoughts in the comments section below. We won't have a vote-off unless it's too close to call, so the total number of nominations for a person, group or business on this thread will be our honoree.

We look forward to your nominations and, as always, thanks for your participation. 
Carol December 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM
My nomination for Montville's Person of the Year is Jim Berry. Jim has served as a volunteer firefighter with the Montville Fire Department for 50 years. Jim's service has included being a lieutenant, captain and Chief of the fire department as well as serving on many committees. Jim is still very active working within the fire department as a volunteer as well as using his expertise and knowledge in training newer members of the fire department. He has provided thousands of hours of service to the township residents keeping them safe and still responds to calls when needed as well as serving on numerous committees. I hope that you will cast your vote for Jim Berry of the Montville Fire Department for his dedication to the residents of Montville!
Janice Nasisi December 10, 2013 at 01:27 PM
I 2nd the nomination for Anthony Sia!!! I have the pleasure of working at MTHS and seeing first hand how much this man not only loves his job but loves those children as if everyone of them were his own. He is such a dedicated and talented man.
Scott Riotto December 10, 2013 at 01:32 PM
I 3rd the nomination of my colleague and friend, Mr. Anthony Sia, for all of the previously stated reasons!
Tom Radcliffe December 10, 2013 at 04:10 PM
I 4th the nomination. I have heard nothing but great things about Anthony Sia and is a great role model to the MTHS students.
Nikki Vee December 10, 2013 at 04:38 PM
I 5t the nomination. I've never seen dedication and passion in a teacher until Mr Sia. The MHS School of Rock put on a tremendous show 2 weeks ago. Kudos to School of Rock band! 🎶
Anthony Pizzi December 10, 2013 at 04:52 PM
I nominate Mr. Anthony Sia for dedicating hours and hours to students, and also advising the most underrated club in Montville Township, possibly Morris County!
Christina Berry Cooper December 10, 2013 at 08:02 PM
I 2nd the nomination for Jim Berry he has served 50 years as a volunteer firefighter putting his life on the line to save others giving most of his time to ensure our town and people where safe. He never blinked an eye to drop whatever he was doing to run when any call came in. He and all our volunteers deserve to be recognized and honored for all they do for our community.
Majé Lustbader December 10, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Mr. Sia totally deserves this. I always feel safe when I'm in his room during School of Rock and lunch. He makes everyone feel welcomed and comfortable!
EMG December 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM
Can we also add an award called "Montville's Most UN-Deserving of the Year"? I nominate the Giudices.
Bea December 11, 2013 at 04:53 PM
I nominate Mr. Sia for an extraordinary job hes done with all the kids in Montville School of Rock. He has spend every lunch, after school and even on Sunday keeping the children entertain and busy with music. Thank you Anthony Sia and Mrs Sia!!! A great mentor!
Comfortably Numb December 13, 2013 at 10:34 PM
I'm torn between Joe Giudice and Dan Grant. I Haven't figured out which one is more entertaining!!!
Dan Grant December 15, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Comfortably Numb, LOL, Checked your posting history and you seem to be obsessed with me. LOL Just want you to know that your tax dollars support most of my postings and blogs.
Comfortably Numb December 15, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Dan Grant, you are the most entertaining dude out there!!!!!!!!! obsessed? not really I just know how easy it is to push your buttons..... you're easy prey, because you take these blogs so serious. Blogging is a joke Dan! thank God you have no control over my tax dollars! the town of Montville voted for that. Love You!
Anthony Pizzi December 23, 2013 at 10:33 AM
I'll take it Anthony Sia is the winner...
Bea December 27, 2013 at 12:16 AM
When are they going to announce the winner??? Anthony Sia is the clear winner in my eyes :)
Terry Cavanaugh December 27, 2013 at 11:27 AM
I am honored to nominate Joe Quade for Person of the Year - as most of us are aware, Joe has been given France's highest honor for his service in WWII - but his service to the town is legendary - name a committee and Joe has served with his time and expertise - VFW, MTHS Hall of Fame, Citizen of the Year, Living Treasure of Morris County-- his resume is limitless - but so is his love for the community and family we call Montville Township.


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