Sheree Monetti (nee Kelly), of Montville, passed away at the age of 43 at home this past Monday after “a courageous year fighting lung cancer,” and family and friends gathered at St. Pius X R.C. Church in Montville on Saturday morning for her mass and her burial followed at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum in East Hanover, according to her obituary from Codey & Mackey Funeral Home.
Visitation was Codey & Mackey in Boonton on Friday and you can share a memory or extend condolences at www.codeymackeyfh.com.
Monetti was born in Livingston and raised in Fairfield. She graduated from West Essex High School in 1988. She married Joseph R. Monetti on July 11, 1993 when they moved to Montville to raise a family.
Monetti was the office manager at her family's business before the birth of her children.
She was a Class Mom for her childrens’ nursery
through grade schools; a Brownie Leader, Girl Scout Leader and Cookie Mom for
the Montville Girl Scouts; Hilldale PTC President for 2 years and Team Mom for
her sons travel baseball teams.
She is survived by her husband of 20 years,
Joseph R. Monetti; children Nicole, Michael and Anthony; parents Dennis and
Elaine Kelly; brothers Gene (Madeline) Kelly and Michael Kelly; sisters Bonnie
(Patrick) Lynch, Tammy (Michael) Fonzio and Elaine (John) Broe; devoted
mother-in-law Florence and the late Michael J. Monetti; dear grandmother-in-law
Anne Masino; sister-in-law Michele (Robert) De Luccia; nieces and nephews
Robert, Jenna, Lauren and Gregory De Luccia; many other nieces and nephews;
also many friends who were her extended family.
In lieu of flowers, send donations in her memory to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 633 Third Ave., 28th Floor, NY, NY 10017, note in memo "Support Lung Cancer Research of Dr. Pietanza."
"While I did not know her personally, everyone who did had nothing but amazing things to say about her. My heart just breaks for her family," said Lisa Vicari. "As a small business owner, I feel the need to do something to give back to her family. I have set up a fundraiser in her memory with Touchstone Crystal. Touchstone Crystal is owned and operated By Swarovski Crystal."
25 percent of all sales will be donated to Monetti's husband and children.
For more information, go to Vicari's website and when you place your order, be sure to put Sheree Monetti’s name as the hostess so that the fundraiser is credited. The fundraiser will run until Nov. 30.
Vicari learned about Monetti's death through the Montville Baseball and Softball Association and "It really hit home to me because she was my age with children around my childrens age," said Vicari.
The MBSA organization sent out an email saying that "words can not express the sadness that is being felt throughout the entire MBSA organization. Sheree was a wonderful person who dedicated so much of her time to make Montville a better place to live, whether it was her involvement in the schools, leadership in the Girl Scouts or her dedication and support to the MBSA. She was a dedicated wife to Joe and had done so much to assist him with his duties as MBSA President, a loving and caring mother to Nicole, Michael and Anthony and a good friend to so many of us."
Almost 50 people have posted their condolences on the funeral home’s website. Here are just a few of them:
Edel Di Gangi
Sheree may you rest in peace. You were a fighter and thats what made you stronger then ever! You are now in heaven with the angels. Joe and kids I am soo sorry that she had to be taken away from you. But always remember every day how much she loved you and remember those beautiful memories that you once shared!Joe you need anything please feel free to call me anytime...
The Macheska Family
There are no words to express the sadness we feel ... Sheree was not only dedicated to her family but to the lives of all of our children and to making Montville a better place to raise our families. There is a new angel in heaven and I am sure she continues to watch over us all ...Our thoughts are with Joe, Nicole, Michael and Anthony and we wish them hope and peace during this difficult time.
Lisa & Scott VanKoppen
There are no words to express the sadness we feel or to ease your family's pain right now; we hope you find some comfort in knowing that Sheree is free~free from the pain she has endured this past year. Getting to know the Monettis over the years, it was crystal clear how devoted Sheree was to Joe, her children, her friends and her community. I know she is up in heaven cheering at a ball game, going to a tricky tray or organizing something...that's Sheree! That is why her legacy will live on not only through her children but within this community as well. I know her spirit will continue to shine and she will always be looking down on her family and smiliing with pride. God Bless you Joe, Nicole, Michael and Anthony and may you find peace and love to help you get through this difficult time. And to Sheree...until we all meet again...we will miss you.
Richie & Cheryl
Sheree & I met working at Hilldale’s Bookfair many years ago. From that day on, we were instant friends and together with our families we shared so many memorable adventures throughout the years. St. Thomas, Graceland, Hershey, AC, President’s Beach, Camelbeach, Tricky Trays, all memories that Rich, Julia, Richie & I will cherish forever. People always thought we were related & although not by blood, we were definitely connected by true friendship. You were an angel on earth and now an angel in heaven, to watch over Joe, Nicole, Michael & Anthony. We will miss you every day, my friend. Rest in peace.
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