Gino Monaco, 96

Gino Monaco, 96, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

Gino was born in the Abruzzi region of Italy in the small town of Pettorano sul Gizio. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 16.

He is survived by Naomi, his wife of 65 years; his brother Antonio Monaco (Ruth) of Chicago; and his sister Brigida Giammarco of Pettorano sul Gizio, Italy. He is also survived by his children, Rosemary Monaco, Daniel Monaco, Darla Hiltgen (Ken) and Christopher Monaco (Patrice); grandchildren Eleanor Fregni (Tamir Nolley), Nicholas Hiltgen (Anna Mackowiak), Hilary Monaco and Harrison Monaco; several nieces and nephews, Daniele Giammarco (Pina), Roselle Tortis (Floriano), Anna Maria Schiappa (Nunzio), Gina Monaco, Judith Anderson, Connie Mcvey, Charles Basinger (Sally), Carl Hopkins Jr.

(Phyllis); and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 2700 W. Mequon Road (corner of NorthRange Line Road), Mequon.

Visitation will be held prior to the service at the church beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 W.

Capitol Drive, Brookfield, at 1 p.m. (meet in red parking area). Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mequon is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit