Natural Bridge - Richard F. Mono, 66, of 6538 State Rt. # 3, died Friday afternoon, November 29, 2013, in the Carthage Area Hospital Emergency Room after being stricken at his residence.
Richard was born in Carthage on May 9, 1947, the son of the late Joseph and Edna Schermerhorn Mono. He married the former Terina D. Cahill on June 24, 1967 in Natural Bridge.
He worked as a farmer and for Deer River Lumber for several years. Richard was a laborer with Local #322 of Massena. He has worked construction all over the North Country until retiring a few years ago. He was an avid hunter, loved his dogs and enjoyed visiting with the Amish in the North Country.
He is survived by his wife, Terina D. Mono of Natural Bridge, two daughters: Nicole Odett (Ira) of Carthage, Jamey Raote (Abhi) of Rahway, NJ, two sons: Richard C. Mono (Crystal) of Natural Bridge and Chad A. Mono (Jackie) of Natural Bridge, 14 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren, four sisters: Florence Nickels of West Carthage, Margie Smith of Herrings, Karen Mono of West Carthage and Dorene Ayers of Harrisville, several cousins, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by 4 brothers, George, Frank, Robert and Furney Mono and 2 sisters, Shirley Widrick and Penny Sanders.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 PM at the Natural Bridge Community Center. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.
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