Michele Monaco-Leon

michele monaco-leon

July 17, 1966 ~ August 23, 2021

Michele Ann Monaco-Leon, 55, of Leonia, New Jersey, passed away on August 23rd, 2021, while on vacation. Michele is the beloved wife to Anthony Leon and devoted mother to Alexa Leon. She is the loving sister to Martin Monaco and his wife Sheila Monaco. Michele is a dear brother and sister-in-law to C.B and Sandy Leon and the late Daniel Leon. She is a caring aunt to Chloe and Tyler Monaco and Anthony and Sophia Leon. She was loved by her many cousins and friends.

Michele was born in Weehawken on June 17th, 1966, the daughter to the late Jacqueline (nee Avedisian) and Martin Monaco. Michele attended Leonia High School and lived in Leonia most of her life. She worked in banking for over 20 years. She enjoyed time with her family, shopping, and most of all watching Bravo TV. Michele will be remembered for her devotion to those who she loved the most, her flare for the English language and family vacations. For those who knew Michele, would say her personality and humor would light up the room.

Visitation will be held at Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library” on Tuesday September 7th from 4-8pm. Funeral service will be held at Saint John’s on Wednesday September 8th at 10am. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com


Mass: September 8, 2021 10:00 am

St. John R. C. Church
Broad & Harrison Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605

Visitation at Funeral Home: September 7, 2021 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Burial: September 8, 2021 11:45 am

Holy Cross Cemetery
340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07032

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  1. Michele has a special place in my heart forever. She always went out of her way to include Ish, Paul Michael and I in hers, Tony’s and Alexa’s life. I will be forever grateful to her for that. She took special interest in Paul, going out of her way to pick out special gifts for him and make him her chocolate chip cookies.
    I will miss our talks and most of all, miss her wonderful heart. She adored her family and always put them first. Michele, I pray that your having the grandest vacation of all in heaven with your Mom.


  2. “Let there be such oneness that when one cries the other tastes the salty tears….”

    “Cousin / Auntie “ Michele Monica Leon honestly lived true to the meaning of her name “Leon” (Lion) in her case “Lioness”. She was a Lioness of a woman when it came to nurturing, loving and protecting her family and her beliefs.

    With her you always knew where you stood… be it center, right or left of her path.

    In a world full of mediocrity, she was a force to be reckoned with; be it if you where a loved one, family, friend or… foe, you knew at all times you were dealing with a person that was “true to thyself”.

    I, Roseanna and Paul Michael will always remember Cousin/Aunt Michele as a cunning , smart and watchful “Lioness” but was as loving and as gentle as a “Dove”.

    Proud to have been part of her family.

    Always In our Hearts

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