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05/31/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Florence Monfalcone

Florence A'Minta Monfalcone
(d. 29 May 2008)

Newport News High School Class of February 1945

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Sad news has returned to us. 
  Florence Monfalcone, Class of February 1945, passed away in Newport News on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at the age of 81.  She is the sister of Jane Monfalcone Duncan (June '42), and the aunt of   Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA.

  From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA - 05/30/08 - "  Florence Monfalcone":

Hi Carol,

My aunt, Florence Monfalcone, of Newport News, died early Thursday morning at Sentara Careplex after being ill for a long time. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Riverside Funeral Home. This should be completed today.

Florence was a graduate of NNHS in the forties, not sure which year.  We have many family members in the area and I would really appreciate it if you could post this since the obit won’t be published until tomorrow. Your site has so many readers I’m sure this would expedite notifying as many as possible.

Thanks so much for your help.  

   Oh, Jane, I'm so sorry to hear this. Please accept our deepest condolences.

 From the Daily Press - 05/31/08:    

                  Florence A'Minta Monfalcone


NEWPORT NEWS - Florence A'Minta Monfalcone, 81, died peacefully on May 29, 2008.

She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Newport News, and a member of the North End Historical Society.

Florence was the daughter of Alfred M. Monfalcone and Bessie Walker Monfalcone and the stepdaughter of Ruth G. Monfalcone.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Alfred Walker Monfalcone and Edward Reuel Monfalcone, and stepmother, Ruth G. Monfalcone. Mr. Monfalcone was a longtime servant of the City of Newport News, serving for 28 years as City Councilman, Vice Mayor, and Mayor.


Florence Monfalcone


Miss Monfalcone was also preceded in death by her beloved niece, Delores Monfalcone, and her longtime friend, Sally Disharoon.

She is survived by her sister, Jane M. Duncan; nephews, Alfred Wesley Monfalcone and wife, Helen, of Las Vegas, Edward M. Monfalcone and wife, Linda, of Gloucester, Va., Monty Duncan and wife, Kristi, of Madison Heights, and Jennings Duncan of Palmyra, Va.; nieces, Frances Hargus and husband, Clarence, of Wake, Va., Jane Simmons and husband, John, of Dahlonega, Ga., and Beverley Wyatt of Chesapeake, Va.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May, 31, at the Altmeyer-Riverside Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the funeral home. Interment service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 2, at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements are under the care of Altmeyer Funeral Home - Riverside Chapel, 7415 River Road, Newport News, VA 23607. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on 5/31/2008.

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My condolences to you and your family. So sorry to hear of your loss.
Wayne Agee (Hernando, FL) - May 31, 2008
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I am so sorry for your loss.
Anonymous - May 31, 2008
Jane, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and sympathy are with you.
Elaine Wilkinson-Bracken (Newport News, VA) - June 1, 2008
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Jane-So sorry to learn of Florence's passing. I have many happy memories of time spent with her; especially times of Florence teaching Delores and me how to water ski. "Put the skis on, hold the rope and off we go." And that was it!!
Neta Collins Hastings (Richmond, VA) - June 2, 2008

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Monfalcone family and their friends at this difficult time.

   From Fred Field ('45) of CA - 05/31/08:


Florence was Class of Feb.1945.

Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   Thank you, Fred.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Lead, Kindly Light

- Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833;
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865.

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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