Frank A. Montera, age 87, passed away on December 1, 2014 in Greeley, Colorado. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on September 1, 1927 to Victoria (Vecchio) and John Montera.
Frank attended Delagua schools and then graduated from the Trinidad High School in 1945. Then went on to further his education at the Trinidad State Junior College.
On April 10, 1948 he was united in marriage to Violett Paolucci in Trinidad, Colorado.
Frank owned and operated his own distributorship for Tom’s Peanuts for 35 years.
Frank had a passion and love for music. He had his own orchestra and played with the Trinidadairs for many years.
Preceding him in death are parents Victoria and John Montera, and brother Joseph Montera.
He is survived by loving wife Violett, son Rick (Jimmi Jo) Montera, Greeley, CO, daughter Dr. Viki Montera (Dr. Paul Heckman), Davis, CA, 3 grandchildren Chancy Love, Jena Ruvolo, and Keiley Montera, brother John (Irene) Montera, Trinidad, CO, sister in law Lucille Ozzello, Trinidad, CO, brother in law Tano (Loretta) Paolucci, La Junta, CO, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Active Pallbearers are Jim Montera, Ronald Montera, Jeff Paolucci, Mark Paolucci, Richard Cordova and Ron Barela.
In lieu of flowers a memorial donation can be made in the memory of Frank A. Montera to the Hospice of Northern Colorado, 2726 W. 11th Street Rd. in Greeley, Colorado 80634.
Visitation wil be held on Thursday December 4, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Mass will be Friday December 5, 2014 at 11:00 am at Fishers Peak Community Church.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.