Barbara J. Monteleone

Barbara J. Monteleone (nee: Tarantino), 79, of Pompano Beach, FL formerly of Orangeburg, NY, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. She was born in the Bronx on July 28, 1940 to the late Thomas and Gabriella Tarantino. Beloved wife of the late Ferdinand (Fred) Monteleone. Adored mother of Neil and wife Lora of Old Tappan and daughter Debra Ramsay and husband Richard Jr. of Stony Point. Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Jessica-Lee and her husband Joseph, Fred, Nicole and Gabriella. Dearest aunt to several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her older two sisters, Anna Samela and Jean Raio. Together, they were known as the “Dolly Sisters”.

Barbara lived for her family and was a devoted and loving mother.  She was very proud of her family and was excited to become a “Mema” to her 5 grandchildren. She had a heart of gold with a smile that lit up the room. Barbara will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 11am at St. Catherine’s RC Church, Blauvelt NY with entombment to follow at Ferncliff Mausoleum, Hartsdale NY. Visiting hours are Tuesday 4-8pm at Pizzi Funeral Home 120 Paris Avenue Northvale, NJ (201.767.3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956 or to All His Children, an organization to benefit single and widowed moms and dads and their families as well as those with challenges and needs.104 Broadway, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677, Attn: Sherri Natalie.



  1. Barbara was a wonderful and generous friend. She was always there for us. May she be forever with the Angels. She will be forever in the hearts of her Friends.

  2. Bart & Karin Valerio

    Barbara, We love you and will miss you. You will be at peace in heaven

  3. The LaRusso Cousins- Frank , Lisa, Gianna and Dontatella

    To the Monteleone family, our cousins. We love you so much and our prayers are with you all. To honor Cousin Barbara and Fred, we have planted 2 trees in the Holy Land in their name to honor their legacy in our extended family. We love you and are praying for you all.
    God Bless- Frank, Lisa, Gianna, and Donatella LaRusso

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