We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Southbury
Arlton “Art” Irving Monsanto Jr., aged 80, formerly of Newtown and now Oxford, CT, passed away July 24th, 2022, at home with his family. He was born September 2nd, 1941, in Bridgeport, CT and spent his early years in Trumbull, CT, before moving to Newtown in 1955.
Art leaves his wife of sixty years, Stephanie Thornton Monsanto, his daughter, Heather Monsanto Hauge of Middlebury, CT, his sister Val Monsanto Taft of West Hartford, CT, his brother James Elkins Jr. (Martha) of Marion, NC, his sister-in-law Deanna McKeever of Newtown, CT, his brother-in-law Jack Thornton (Christine) of Chandler, AZ, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents James & Jean Elkins of Newtown, CT, his siblings Jean Wrabel of Springfield, VT, Harold Monsanto of Belleville, KS and his beloved son James William Monsanto of Southbury, CT.
After learning the glazing trade as a young man with Federal Glass in Danbury, CT, he later owned and operated AIM Glass & Mirror for many years in Newtown, CT. Later in life he was the Maintenance Supervisor for Nunnawauk Meadows in Newtown until his retirement. His greatest job of all, however, was in helping others and making them laugh. He was never without a joke and his sense of humor was contagious to all of those he met.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 30th, 2022, 10:00 AM, at the United Methodist Church, Church Hill Rd, Newtown, CT. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the United Methodist Church of Newtown.
Munson Lovetere Funeral Home assisted the family. To leave an online condolence please visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com