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Francis Anthony Montagnino

July 17, 1942 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Francis “Frank” Anthony Montagnino, age 81, entered into eternal rest, Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Born July 17, 1942 in New York, New York to the late Joseph and Margaret Montagnino. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary; her three children- to whom he was devoted and caring; and his brothers, Thomas (Karen) and Joseph (Lilia).  
Frank was a dedicated and celebrated educator and devoted Catholic, teaching at Don Bosco Prep and several schools within the NYC diocese.  He was bestowed the highest teaching honor - the St Francis DeSales Teaching Award.  Frank was a civilian Nuclear Engineer for the Navy before becoming an educator.
He was a proud alumnus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Pace University, and St. John's University. He was a parishioner of Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Pickerington, OH, a proud Brother Knight of the 3rd degree, and Sir Knight of the 4th degree as a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Frank was also a lifetime member of the American Chemical Society.  Generous in heart and spirit, wise and with a rapier wit, he lived his life as a role model, putting values into action, and serving an example to others of a life well lived.  He was much loved, will be missed, but will live eternally in our hearts and minds. 
Frank is preceded in death by parents; and step-mother, Betty Gold.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to one of the below charities or one of your choice in Frank’s memory.  Frank was avid supporter of and generous to the below charities: Boys Town, Don Bosco Prep, St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The Salvation Army, The American Cancer Society, The ASPCA, or The American Humane Society.
A memorial funeral mass will be held Saturday, December 9, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish 600 Hill Rd N, Pickerington, OH 43147 beginning at 10:30am with Fr. Leo Connolly officiating. Arrangements by DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME 550 Hill Rd N, Pickerington, OH 43147. Online condolences can be found at


December 9, 2023

10:30 AM to TBD
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
600 Hill Road N.
Pickerington, OH 43147


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