George J.'s Story
Mr. George J. LaMonica, 84 years of Peabody, died Saturday, February 11, 2017 in a local nursing home after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Gertrude M. (Clark) LaMonica.
He was born in Chelsea, the son of the late Joseph and Rose LaMonica. He was raised in Chelsea and moved to Lynn in 1960. He was a 1952 graduate of Everett Vocational and Trade School.
Mr. LaMonica was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He served with the 3538th Field Maintenance Squadron in the Mather Air Base, Calif. He was a member of the American Legion Post 6, the AmVets, the Franco- American posts and the DAV. He also was a member of the Valladolid Council 70, Knights of Columbus in Lynn since 1963. He also played softball with the K of C when younger. He enjoyed Square Dancing and making model planes.
He was employed as Union Sheet Metal Worker, Sheet Metal Worker’s Local 17. He retired in 1990. After his retirement he worked as a courier for North Shore Cardiovascular Associates on Highland Avenue in Salem.
Mr. LaMonica is survived by his sons, George LaMonica and his wife Susan of Lynn, and Stephen LaMonica and his wife Barbara of Beverly, his grandchildren Linda and Laura LaMonica, his brother, Nicholas Rucci of Philadelphia, his aunt, Gloria LaMonica, and his friend Emma Rossi of Peabody. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. He is the brother of the late Constance Koczrowski, Joseph and Anthony Rucci.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. from the Solimine Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn followed by a funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Lynn at 10:30 a.m. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The family prefers donations be made to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.
Published on  February 13, 2017