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Reno R. Moncini

December 4, 1919 — May 1, 2011

Reno R. Moncini, 91, of Monessen, died Sunday, May 1, 2011 in the Washington Hospital.He was born in Monessen on December 4, 1919, the son of the late Arturo and Maria (Toci) Moncini. Mr. Moncini was a life long resident of Monessen, and a 1937 graduate of Monessen High School. Reno was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, who loved to sing, garden, and play golf.He was a veteran of WWII, having served with the U.S. Army in the European and Pacific Theatre. Mr. Moncini was a partner with his father and brother Arthur at "A. Moncini and Sons Distributing" in Monessen. After retiring from the distributorship, he worked for the PA Dept. of Revenue in the inheritance department in Pittsburgh.He was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord R. C. Church and a 62 year member of the church choirs. He was also a member of the Epiphany Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus #954, Italian-American Heritage Society, American Legion Post 28, and a life member of the Italian Society of Mutual Aid, Sons of Italy, and Belle Vernon Musical Society. Mr. Moncini was a avid musician having played clarinet in the high school band and orchestra, and played in numerous bands and civic organizations. He was a charter member of the Valley Chordsmen and at the present its oldest barbershopper. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rene (Comoglio) Moncini, a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and James Harris of Deep Creek Lake, MD, a son and daughter-in-law, Arthur J. and Susan Moncini of Belle Vernon, three grandchildren, Laura Moncini, Carlin Howe, and Ryan (Shannon) Moncini, five great grandchildren, Morgan and Anthony Coccari, Dominic, Ariana, and Emma Moncini, and by numerous nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Guido and Arthur Moncini Jr., a sister Nellie (Moncini) Dreucci, and a niece Marjorie (Moncini) Dellamalva who grew up in the family home.Friends will be received on Tuesday May 3, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm in the Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Avenue Monessen, (724-684-8750).Services will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, beginning with a 9:30 am Blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10:00 am Funeral Mass in the Epiphany of Our Lord R. C. Church. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery. The family suggest memorials to the Monessen Meals on Wheels Program. The Knights of Columbus #954 will conduct a prayer service on Tuesday at 8:00 pm in the funeral home.Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.

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