The Obit For Peter Monarchi

Peter A. Monarchi Sr.

Published in Scranton Times from January 4 to January 5, 2010


Peter A. "Barrels" Monarchi Sr., 82, a lifelong Jessup resident, died Thursday at home. His wife of 56 years is Lena Mariani Monarchi.

Born in Jessup, son of the late Pietro and Antoinette Giombetti Monarchi, he graduated from Jessup High School and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He played professional baseball in the minor leagues and began his employment with the Coccodrillis at the Mid-Valley Dairy Farm. He coached the Pioneer Club Little League for many years and led his team to many championships. He continued his love of baseball by yearly sponsoring Pietro's Little League Team. He later worked for Mariani Industries and before retirement, he was co-owner of Pietro's Restaurant along with his son. He was a member of St. Mary's Assumption Church, Jessup, and American Legion Michael Steiner Post 411, Jessup.

He was a loving and dedicated husband, father and brother whose passing will leave a void in our hearts. He was an avid sports fan who loved the Valley View Cougars, New York Yankees and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Pete was a kind man who loved people and animals. He also loved music and played his accordion for several years in his early days. He was a man you could depend on and never refused anyone anything.

Also surviving are a son, Peter A. Monarchi and wife, Trina, Peckville; a daughter, Joselle M. Monarchi and partner, June Bonacich, San Francisco; a brother, Geno Monarchi and wife, Lena, Jessup; two sisters, Emma DiPasquale, Jessup; and Virginia Maiolatesi and husband, Salvatore, Olyphant; two uncles, Edward Giombetti Sr., Jessup; and Pino Giombetti, Dearborn, Mich.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, John DiPasquale.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church St., Jessup, with Mass at 10 in St. Mary's Assumption Church, Third Avenue, Jessup. Interment, St. John's Cemetery, Jessup.

Relatives and friends may call Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, 8:30 to 9:15. Members of American Legion Post 411 will conduct a service Tuesday at 7.