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RAY J. MONNOT, SR. Marine Staff Sgt. Ray J. Monnot, Sr. Age 83 of Canton, Ohio passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center. Ray was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a 2006 Louisville High School graduate, a member the V.F.W. and the American Legion Post #44. Ray dutifully served our country in the Korean War and later returned home to marry and start a family. He retired from United Foundry, where he was the Purchasing Agent for 45 years. Sports of all kind were a big part of Ray's life, as he loved playing ball himself and later watched his kids and grandchildren play. He enjoyed hunting and fishing; he also loved his dogs Snowball and Buddy.
He was preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Rhea Monnot; his beloved wife and life partner, Anne, whom he missed dearly and shared a forever love; brothers Louie, twin brother Roy and Kenny; and sister Ester Schwab. Ray is survived by his sons Ray, Jr. (Debe) Monnot, Thomas “Smoke” (Jori) Monnot; six grandchildren Ray III, Tricia (Gary) Smith, Jordan (fiance, Willy), Megan (Alex), Sarah (Nick), Tommy; and two great-grandchildren Brody and Nicholas. Also survived by siblings Ed, Dorothy (Harry) Casper and Ruth (Jim) McQuaid; sisters-in-law Darlyn Hooker and Sandra Monnot; special niece Darlyn McDermott, and many other nieces and nephews.
He was a fantastic husband, a great dad, a super “gramps” and a wonderful uncle. He was thoughtful with sending cards, as he never missed a birthday. Ray also loved to go out to eat with family and friends, and was always visiting with family every Sunday. We will sorely miss him, but know he is at peace with his best friend and love of his life, his beloved Anne. He was a faithful man, and will forever live on in our memory. “Semper Fi” Family and friends will be received at the Rossi Family Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m., and Friday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin in the church at 10 a.m., with Msgr. Frank Carfagna as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sunset Hills Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the J. Babe Stearn Community Center.
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