Johanna Monaco

May 4, 1932May 11, 2020
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Beloved wife of the late Louis. Loving mother of Joanne (Joe) and Christine (Trent). Cherished grandmother of Maria, Stephen, Jack and Charlie. Dear great grandmother of Ryan and Leah.

Johanna Monaco passed away on May 11, 2020 at the age of 88. She was born on May 4, 1932 in New York City to Italian immigrant parents, Carlo and Rosina Baiardi. She grew up there with her sister, Santina. In 1956, she married Louis Monaco, a New York City Police Detective and husband of 63 years until his passing in 2019. Together, Johanna and Lou raised two daughters, Joanne and Christine.

Johanna was employed for 20 years as a sales associate at Saks Fifth Avenue department store in Garden City, NY but Johanna’s true pride and joy was her family. She devoted much of her life to their care and well-being, and in doing so, she always kept herself busy, often in attempt to “lighten the load” for her children and grandchildren. She was humble, kind and a good listener. She valued education and the church, and worked to instill those values in her daughters and grandchildren. She always showed great pride in their accomplishments. It was clear to all who knew her how important her family was in her life. She was just as important to us, and her memory will always live on in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Johanna's memory to Alzheimer's Association.


  • Entombment

    Saturday, May 16, 2020


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Cathy Baiardi

May 27, 2020

Jenny and Christine,
John always spoke so warmly of your Mother, she and Lou held a special place in his heart and he always regretted not seeing more of them and their beautiful family. We were so touched that they made the trip, together with Tina, all the way to the Culinary Institute for our daughter Julie's wedding. It was such a treat to have them there.
They are all together now, playing in the park.
Love to you all,

Steve and Marilou Giammona

May 15, 2020

Christine and Joanne, we’re honored to have shared in part of your mom’s life. Her beauty and spirit lives on in both of you and your families. You’re all forever in our heart.