Carlo John Monaco

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July 12, 1935 - June 19, 2024

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Monday, June 24th from 6-8 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home


Tuesday, June 25th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Castholic Church

Carlo (John) Monaco, 88, passed peacefully on June 19 in Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Betty (O'Rourke) Monaco, son Douglas Monaco, parents Henry & Rema Monaco, brothers Frank (Mary) Monaco, Henry Monaco, & Albert (Ida) Monaco. He is survived by daughter Leanne Chiavacci, grandchildren John Chiavacci, Carla (Chiavacci) Elliott & grandson-in-law Nick Elliott, beloved grand-dogs Phoebe & Izzie, sister-in-law Phyllis Monaco, & many beloved nieces and nephews from the O'Rourke & Monaco families. Graduates of Holy Family High School, Carlo and Betty married in 1953. They were married for 66 years. Carlo lived in Columbus, Ohio for most of his life where he worked for Corco Container Company before moving to Clearwater, Florida where he lived and worked for 34 years. Carlo worked for Tropicana Juice Company and Pinellas County Government. Upon retirement, Carlo and Betty moved to Westerville, Ohio. Carlo and Betty were huge sports fans, supporting the Ohio State Buckeyes and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Traveling was a large part of their lives, enjoying many wonderful trips with their children and grandchildren. After Betty's passing in 2019, Carlo filled his days with family, doting on his grand dogs Phoebe and Izzie, spending time at the Westerville Senior Center, and frequenting Westerville's Sunny Street Café and Giammarco's Italian Restaurant. Most recently, Carlo lived at Westerwood Assisted Living where he was catered to and cared for by the most wonderful and loving staff. Carlo often told others to "manage to keep walking," which we will all do in his memory. He was beloved by all who knew him, and his kindness will be deeply missed.

The family will receive visitors at Moreland Funeral Home in Westerville on Monday, June 24 from 6 - 8 p.m. with brief remarks around 7:15 p.m. They will also celebrate a funeral mass at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville on Tuesday, June 25th at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Carlos memory to the wonderful people who supported him so lovingly in his final months: Luminary Hospice of Ohio: 2400 Corporate Exchange Drive Suite 110, Columbus, OH 43231; Westerwood Assisted Living Staff Scholarships 614-215-9350.


Rema King - Jun 23, 2024

So sad! The passing on of the last generation of Great Men! Reminiscing here: at the turn of the century, 2 Italian immigrants braved the transition to a new world, leaving behind all that was familiar in hopes of a better life in America. And they were successful--meeting here, marrying and producing 4 remarkable sons. The sons shared traits taught to them by their parents: hardworking, dedication to their heritage and their families. We were the beneficiaries of their love and dedication to us (the Monaco cousins). They gave us a great childhood! So in closing, Leanne, Carla and Johnny, we offer our condolences to you at this heart-breaking time. We know that Aunt B. was waiting to escort Uncle to his new life in heaven to be with her and Doug. Wishing you peace at this time. Sincerely, Rema & Dick, Anna & Dana, Filomena (Phyllis) now 100 & 9 months and doing well for now—fingers crossed.

Beth (Lolli) Sale - Jun 23, 2024

Leanne, I'm sorry for your loss. I know how heart breaking it is to lose a father. Especially when we were the sparkle in their eye. My Dad was born on June 12th also. May he rest in peace now as he is rejoined with the love of his life.💞

Maria Moncello - Jun 22, 2024

Rest in peace to an amazing husband, father, grandfather & friend & to every life he touched in his special way.

Joseph Woltz - Jun 21, 2024

Going to really miss your uncle Jonny. You were an amazing, Outgoing, smart, funny, humble, Charismatic, Most giving, loving, loyal man I’ve ever been blessed to know. Tell mawmaw and pawpaw I said hello, and if it Ain’t too much trouble please tell my little sister I said hello and I miss her. God bless you, uncle Jonny until we meet again, my friend.

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