Olive "Bella" Giovanna Montonye
Olive "Bella" Giovanna Montonye
February 15, 1930 - July 17, 2020


Olive Giovanna Leone “Bella” Montonye, 90, of Satsuma passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at Solaris Healthcare in Palatka following an extended illness.

Olive was born in Elgin, Illinois and had been a resident of Satsuma for the past 47 years, coming from Carpentersville,

Illinois. In 1948 she graduated from the Dundee High School in Dundee, Illinois. She always helped others and was involved in many functions of fire stations in Carpentersville, IL and in Satsuma. She and her husband, J.O., had owned and operated Satsuma Bait and Gift Shop until 1996. She loved to cook, sew, flower and vegetable gardening, playing cards, bowling and playing the accordion. At Christmastime she enjoyed baking cookies and making fudge with her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and will be missed.

The family would like to thank Vitas Hospice for their excellent care.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 60 years, Joseph O. “J.O.” Montonye; her father, Louis Leone; her mother, Frances Buck Leone; a sister, Virginia “Ginny” Leone Burri; two brothers, Charles Lampman, Jr. and Louis Leone; a grandson; and a son-in-law, Mike Motes.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph A. Montonye (Terrie) and Alan Montonye (Joyce); two daughters, Ruth Schuett (Thom) and Rhonda Motes; two brothers, John Leone and David Leone; two sisters, Rosina Leone Parrott and Ellen Leone Pearson; 8 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Private burial will be in Palatka Memorial Gardens. Memorial gifts may be sent to Putnam County Sheriff Department, 130 Orie Griffin Blvd., Palatka, FL 32177. Please earmark the funds in the memo portion of your check to Emergency Operations Center. Friends may sign the online register at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com.

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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