W. Learline Monteleone, 101, of New Paltz, was granted eternal rest on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, surrounded by her loving family.
Born June 19, 1918 in Marthaville, Louisiana, she was the daughter of the late Raleigh and Ella Beatrice (Robison) Cobbs.
On May 23, 1948, in Greenwich, Connecticut, Learline married the love of her life, Edmund J. Monteleone. They met in the aftermath of World War II and dedicated their lives to each other for 61 years, holding hands whenever they could, until his passing on January 20, 2009.
Learline was devoted to her family and an advocate in her community. She loved to garden, appreciated wildlife, and was the best Chef, though not formally trained.
In addition to her parents and husband, Learline was predeceased by her sons, David A. Crapse and Edmund Monteleone.
Survivors include her children, son, Alfred Monteleone of Clintondale, NY, daughter, Lurleen (Jack Mortenson) Monteleone and friend, Jack Mortenson of New Paltz, NY; her step-daughter, Angela Monteleone-Zarcone and her husband, Nick Zarcone of Las Vegas, NV; her daughter-in-law, Shirley Montleone-Harrington of Staatsburg, NY; her sister, Louise Cox of Marthaville, LA and brother, W. Don McFerrin of Fresno, CA; and her seven grandchildren, Laura (Mark), Brian (Rebecca), Adam (Petra), Andrew, Nikie (Kent), Joseph (Caitlyn), and Andrea.
Friends may call on Thursday, December 26, 2019, from 3:30 – 6:30 pm at Copeland-Hammerl Funeral Home, 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, New York.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 10:30 a.m at the Reedemer Lutheran Church, 90 NY 32, New Paltz, NY with Pastor Mossl officiating; readings by Pastor Tobias Anderson.
Burial will follow at Modena Rural Cemetery, Gardiner, NY 12525.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in Learline’s name be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis TN 38105.
Copeland-Hammerl Funeral Home is honored to assist Learline’s family with the arrangements.