Leona Winifred Monostori

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Leona Winifred Monostori, 75, of the Military Turnpike, Plattsburgh, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at her home, under the loving care of her family and Hospice of the North Country, following a courageous year-long battle with cancer.
She was born in Norwich, N.Y., Feb. 23, 1943, the daughter of Bud and Wanita (Small) Johnson. She grew up in Pharsalia, and graduated Cincinnatus Central School in 1962.
She worked for Metropolitan Life in Plattsburgh as a sales agent and investment broker for 14 years and later handled the finances at the family business, TM Auto Repair in Plattsburgh, for many years until retiring in 2004.
Leona enjoyed growing flowers, cooking, and sewing. She loved her grandchildren dearly and was overjoyed when her great-grandson joined her family. She will be deeply missed by those who loved her.
Left to cherish the memory of Leona are, her loving husband of 55 years, Tihamer Gabriel "Tim" Monostori, whom she married, Feb. 8, 1964, in Cincinnatus; her daughter, Ann Marie Monostori of Plattsburgh; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Tracy Monostori of Peru; two grandchildren, Cody Monostori of Peru, and Katelynn McCormick and her husband, Drew of Morrisonville; great-grandson, Damian McCormick; two brothers, Leonard (Betty) Johnson, and Larson D. (Dawn) Johnson; three sisters, Emily (Ronald) Brooker, Alva (Edward) Greenman, and Marnita (Jeff) Wilcox; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the FitzPatrick Cancer Center or Hospice of the North Country.
Services will be private and at the convenience of her family. Burial will be in St. Augustine's Cemetery in Peru.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Leona Monostori please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com
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Published on January 22, 2019
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