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June 14, 2014

Stephen J. Montagnola

October 16, 1925 - June 11, 2014

PORT HENRY — Stephen Joseph Montagnola, 88, a lifetime resident of Port Henry, N.Y., died peacefully on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from a brief illness in Burlington, Vt.

Stephen worked for 35 years for Niagara Mohawk and retired in 1988. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was assigned to the 63rd Armored Infantry, 11th Armored Division, 3rd Army. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds incurred during the Battle of the Bulge. He was also a Bronze Star Recipient.

He was born Oct.16, 1925, the sixth of nine children born to Alfred and Immaglata (Vigilucci) Montagnola.

Stephen is survived by his wife of 56 years, Theresa (Hudon) Montagnola and the following children, sisters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; Helen (Kazlo) Montagnola of Moriah, N.Y., Catherine Kazlo of Hudson, N.Y., Joseph (Anne Marie) Kazlo of Moriah, N.Y., Martha Montagnola of Saranac Lake, N.Y., Stephen (Becky) Montagnola Jr. of Oswego, N.Y., Michelle (Thomas) Callaghan of Ray Brook, N.Y.; sistersm Anna (Red) Brace of Port Henry, N.Y., Josephine (Dick) Fields of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 23 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by Alfred and Immaglata Montagnola, Philomenia (Frank) Calabrese, Joseph Montagnola, killed in action in France, Sept. 8, 1944, Mary (Charles) Seadale, Christina (William) Gonyea, Louise (Michael) Celotti, Ambrose (Helen) Montagnola, Margaret Kazlo and John (Patricia) Kazlo.

Stephen was an avid gardener and never met a tomato or pepper plant that he didn't like. He was a member of the K of C of Port Henry, NY and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Mineville, N.Y.. He was an usher at St. Patrick's Church for 20 years.

Calling hours will be held 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, from at the Harland Funeral Home in Port Henry, N.Y. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 20, at St. Patrick's Church in Port Henry. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Moriah. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Stephen can be made to the Moriah Ambulance Squad or to St. Patrick's Church.

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