Francesco Montesano

Longtime Construction Executive

Francesco Montesano of Harrison, NY, the founder of Montesano Brothers, Inc., of New Rochelle, NY and father of CIC Board Member Dominick Montesano, passed away on Oct. 1. He was 87.

Mr. Montesano was born in Centrache, Calabria, Italy on Nov. 20, 1934 to Dominick and Mary Montesano. He emigrated to the United States as a young man, worked hard and became the proprietor and founder of Montesano Brothers, Inc., which is now owned and operated by his four sons. Montesano Brothers is a vertically integrated construction company specializing in site development, underground utilities, heavy highway and water treatment facilities.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Vitina Montesano (nee Casalinuovo) in 2015. They shared 55 wonderful years together.

Mr. Montesano is survived by his four sons, Dominick (Toniann), Vito (Jeannie), Frank (Esther) and Richard (Antoinette), 11 grandchildren—Christopher, Danielle, Karlie, Kyle, Collin, Cole, Chase, Frankie, Jake, Lucas and Isabella—and great-granddaughter, Madison. He is also survived by a brother, Raphael (Imma), and sister-in-law, Aurora Montesano. He was predeceased by a brother, Pasquale.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, followed by entombment at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,, or to a charity of your choice.

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