MANVILLE- Mary Montanari passed away peacefully with family at her side on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Holiday Retirement Home in Manville, R.I.
She was born in Woonsocket, R.I. to the late Joseph and Malvina Trant. Mary was the wife of the late Mauro Montanari.
She was employed for many years as a Quality Control Inspector at Tupperware Corporation in North Smithfield, R.I. until her retirement.
Mary was the loving Mother of her daughter, Marilyn Brown, wife of David Brown, in Plymouth Ma. and her son, Richard of Woonsocket, R.I. She was the cherished Grandmother of 6 children, Christine Brown, of Pelham, N.H. David Brown of Middleboro, Ma. Jeffrey Brown of Bristol, R.I. Todd Brown, of Plymouth, Ma. Kimberly Blais Montanari of Woonsocket, R.I. and William Montanari, of Blackstone, Ma. She also is the proud Great Grandmother of 12 Great Grandchildren.
She was the beloved sister of Malvina Lang, of Norfolk, Ma. And the late Florence Stadnick, Joseph Trant, James Trant, Robert Trant, Eleanor Sylvester, Alice Cangiano, Dorothy Trant and John Trant.
Mary celebrated her 100th birthday with a dinner party attended by several of her friends and family. Her favorite pastime was spending quality time with her grandchildren and dining out whenever she had the chance. Her love of flowers was always demonstrated by the beautiful gardens surrounding her home.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours, which will be held at the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Rd., Woonsocket, R.I. on Friday March 14, 2014 from 4-7 P.M. as well as funeral services to be held at St. Joseph Parish, Mendon Rd, Woonsocket on Saturday March 15, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery.