Roderick J. Monte

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Roderick Joseph Monte, 61, of Payson, died Dec. 7, 2004. He was born April 16, 1943 in Newark, N.J.

Mr. Monte spent most of his life in Phoenix, then moved to his favorite town, Payson, 26 years ago. A kind and always helpful man, he loved his family, work, and his Italian heritage.

He worked as maintenance supervisor at the hospital for more than 20 years. He and Elizabeth met there, became friends, fell in love and were married two weeks later.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Monte; mother, Lucy Monte; sons, Jason and Jeffery Phillimore; sister, Catherine Serene; and grandchildren, Elrick and Alexandra.

There will be a memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 302 W. Aero Drive, Payson, Arizona.

Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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