Margaret Montemuro (Gigliotti)

Date of Death: 
November 20th, 2020

Margaret “Peggy” Montemuro(nee Gigliotti) passed away on November 20th, 2020. She was 91. Peggy was a native Philadelphian, she grew up in the Frankford section of the city and attended Frankford High. She went on to earn her BS degree in education at the University of Pennsylvania and became a teacher. She married her husband Frank in 1954. They went on to have 3 sons. They raised their family in the Huntingdon Valley area. She taught 4th and 5th grade and continued to substitute as her children got older. Peggy also played and taught piano. She helped her two older sons start their landscape architecture business working (without pay of course) as their secretary. Her youngest son is a physician living in Nashville. Peggy was famous within the family for hosting the Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes and even capped the evening off playing Christmas carols on the piano. She was proud of her Italian heritage and was active in the Order Sons of Italy in America for many years, even serving as the Nation Financial Secretary. She was a founding member of the Order’s Judge Frank J. Montemuro, Jr. Women’s Lodge. Aside from its social function, the lodge works to raise funds for charitable causes and scholarships and continues to do so today. She was the beloved wife of the late Hon. Frank J. Montemuro, Jr. Loving mother of Frank J. III (Paula), Michael C. (Pamela) and Anthony (Ariane). Dearest grandmom of Nina (David), Michael (Jacque), Cara (Alex), Gabriel (Maile), Anthony and Ana. Dear great grandmom of Lia, Gelina and Charles. Dear sister of the late Chris Gigliotti (Carole and the late Marian). Dear sister-in-law of Lorraine Fitzgerald (the late John) and the late Marie DeJulio (the late Romeo) and Albert Montemuro (the late Rosalie). She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call Wed, Nov 25 from 9:30 to 10:30am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 5194 Cold Spring Creamery Rd. Doylestown, PA 18902. Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30. Entombment Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers family would prefer donations to the Judge Frank J. Montemuro Lodge #2193 or to the Alzheimer’s Assoc at www.alz.org.

Memories and Condolences

When I was 11, I attended Jacob’s School in Bustleton, Phila, PA. I was greeted by a newly graduated teacher, Miss Gigliotti, It wasn’t long after out class learned to say Gigliotti, that she announced her name would be changing to Montemuro. My Mother Madline Hegh, sang at her wedding which her whole class attended. A picture of the class appears in her wedding ablum, which I would like a copy. The following year, our new teacher, Mrs. Crissy, arranged a baby shower. The next time I saw Mrs Montemuro in the Bustleton Post Office . I was 22 and mailing my wedding invitations. These were very pleasant memories which I enjoyed sharing. You may reach me at rvattimo@comcast.net -- Jane Hegh

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