MARY MONTALBANO, 86, passed away Monday, March 11, 2002 in Houston. Mrs. Montalbano was born in New Orleans, LA to Pasquale Benestante and Camella Scarfiella Benestante. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and six brothers. Mrs. Montalbano is survived by her husband, Jack B. Montalbano, daughters, Angie Sulgrove, Camilla Brothers, Mary Ann Turnbow, Margaret Burke, her husband Ray C. and Jo Ann Piper and husband Joe. She is also survived by brothers, Al Benestante, Sam Benestante and Raymond Benestante, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren with one on the way, one great great grandchild and many loving relatives and friends. Visitation will be 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7:30 PM that evening in the chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, March 14, 2002 in the Chapel of Forest Park Westheimer. Entombment will follow in Memorial Mission Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jack Sulgrove, Steven Sulgrove, Allen Sulgrove, Jack Brothers, Scott Brothers, Brett Burke and Justin Burke. In lieu of usual floral remembrances, memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.
Published in the Houston Chronicle from 3/12/2002 - 3/14/2002.