Thomas Monti

Born: Monday, March 27, 1944
Passed: Saturday, December 9, 2017

12/13/2017 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fred C. Olson Chapel 

12/14/2017 | 11:00 AM -
Fred C. Olson Chapel 


Tom Monti, 73, of Rockford, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Kindred-Sycamore. Born on March 27, 1944, in Rockford, the son of Franklin and Gladys (Grams) Monti. He graduated from East High School, Class of 1962. Tom married Carol Gilbert on October 10, 1964 in Rockford. He enjoyed gardening and was proud of his flowers. Tom worked at Sundstrand in Graphic Arts for 47 years and looked forward to the Thursday lunch group where he could enjoy the company of other retirees. His motto was, "If you loved your job, you never worked a day in your life". In 2014, Tom became cancer free and rewarded himself to a 2015 Red Corvette Stingray. After Tom's passing his sense of humor lived on as his family found hand written notes from Tom all over the home.
Survivors include his wife, Carol; children, Michael Monti of Rockford and Michelle (Tom Lowry) Hunt of Arizona; grandchildren, Samantha "Sami" Monti, Aaron Monti, Brittney (Patrick) Hunt Martin, and Zack Hunt; and numerous cousins. Predeceased by his parents. Tom's grandchildren were very special to him. He would always light up when they walked into the room. A special thank you to his granddaughter, Brittney, for all the special care she gave to her grandpa during his illness.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave, Rockford. Visitation will held at 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, in Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford. Burial in St. Mary's / St. James Cemetery. Tom loved flowers, but if you choose to donate please send memorials to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 .

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Condolences & Shared Memories (4)

  1. Mark Robinson

    Tom hired me for an internship at Sundstrand 38 years ago that led to a long successful career and eventual retirement from UTC Aerospace. I will remember his infectious smile, genuine concern for his co-workers, and the opportunity he offered me many years ago.

  2. Tina Anderson-Ree

    Tom was my mothers cousin. He and Carol bought her house on S. 5th Street. I know he was a great human being and a blessing to all that knew him. Heaven gained another angel. I'm so sorry for the loss his family will endure.

  3. Sheryl Schroeder

    I only met Tom a time or two, but I know how much he was loved. Especially, by his Granddaughter Brittney, who introduced me to him. He held a very special place in her heart and she in his. My prayers and that of our family are with you all. RIP Tom!

  4. Tom Clabough

    The best boss I ever had when working at Sundstrand. Tom will be missed by all who ever had the pleasure of knowing him. So long friend your pal, Tom C.