After a life well-lived, George Montes entered into eternal rest peacefully on January 8, 2022, at the age of 94. Born in Jersey City, George moved to Bayonne where he resided for most of his life.
George served his country with pride and honor in the United States Army. Following his military service, he returned to Bayonne and married the love of his life, Rose, and quickly adjusted to his most important role as husband and father. George dedicated 45 years of hard work at the A & P grocery chain where he also held a position as grocery manager until his retirement in 1995.
In his spare time, he enjoyed the comforts of home while reading and watching black and white movies. George was an avid sports fan who was always in the spirit of rooting for his favorite teams, the New York Yankees and the Jets and with great anticipation loved the excitement of horse racing on TV. He was a competitive and accomplished Bocce player with the Bayonne Bocce League where he was a longtime member.
Above all, George's most treasured moments were those spent with his loving family, especially his grandchildren who were the shining light of his life. George will be lovingly remembered as a true gentleman who taught by example the meaning of kindness, humility, and unwavering integrity. His wonderful legacy will live on through those who were blessed to know him.
Predeceased by parents, John and Philomena (nee: Demonaco) Montes, and his sister, Amelia Goggin. Left to cherish his memory are his dearly beloved wife of 66 years, Rose (Massa) Montes; three daughters, Angela Montes, Rosemarie Vaccaro and husband, John, Anne Montes, two sons, George Montes and Joseph Montes and wife Bessie; four adored grandchildren, Nicholas and Gina Vaccaro and Joseph and Annmarie Montes, and his brother, John, and wife, Tisha.
As per the family's request, visitation and interment will be private for the immediate family only.
A Light From Our household
A light is from our household gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
We have to mourn the loss of one,
We did our best to save,
Beloved on earth, remembered still,
Remembered in the grave.
‘Twas hard to part with one so dear,
We little thought the time was near.
Farewell dear one, your life is past,
Our love for you till the end will last.