March 30, 1928 ~ October 29, 2017

Born in: Rochester, New York,
Resided in: Greece / Irondequoit West, New York

Monachino, Charles Greece/ Irondequoit West: passed away peacefully on Sunday, 10/29/17 at age 89.  Beloved husband of Alma (Camardo) Monachino, Loving father to Charlene (Bill) Carpitella, and Denise (Gary) Nacca.  Greatest Papa to Dr. Christopher Nacca, Keith Rodak, Jason (Brittany) Nacca, and Lisa (Cullen) Baker.  Caring Niece and Nephew, Drs. Michael & Cheryl DeVito.  Survived by sister, Marie Martella, Sister-in-Law, Mary Monachino, Sister-in-law & Brother-in-Law Dolores and Sal DeSimone.  Special long time piano player with Charlie, Bill Fay and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Pre-Deceased by parents, Charles & Frances Monachino, brothers, Joseph & Frank V. Monachino, sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Falconio) Monachino, and brother-in-law Frank S. Martella.  Charlie is a RGH retiree, a Korean veteran and a long time sax and clarinet musician who entertained at many of our local venues, an avid golfer at Webster CC and Durand Eastman.  He was an avid bowler at Empire Lanes for many years, along with 13 years with the Greece Schools Music Programs, known as “Pops” to all who knew him. Music, laughter, and his smile will stay close in our hearts forever and he will be sadly missed by all.  Many thanks for his loving care at Unity 4400, Latta Rd. W., and Hamilton Manor N.H.  Charles’ visitation will be Saturday, November 4th, 11 AM-12 PM at Vay Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. following a memorial service in the Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Fr. Louis Sirianni.  In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to a charity of ones choice. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit

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  1. If everyone had Charles’ kindness and a legacy of his love to everyone whose life he touched; it would be a more wonderful world. He always made you feel like family.

  2. Love and prayers to you and all your family. Your sweet memories will get you
    through this difficult time and remain in your heart and mind forever. I am sure he is dancing, singing and playing with the big band in the sky (including my dad too!).

    We send our thoughts, sympathies and prayers to you all.


  3. My sweet sister Friend Charlene and her beautiful family ,
    my love and prayer to all of you !!
    Love you always and forever my friend and may your love and memories stay in your heart forever and your Father will always be with you!!!

  4. Sorry for your loss Charlene, Your pop enjoyed life & loved you to the highest degree. Liked seeing his singing & dancing !You were fortunate to have him for so long.

  5. Alma , Charlene and Denise and family,
    It has been a long road for all of you , now he is at peace.
    Charlie was such a fun,loving person. He always lit up a room with his great personality and smile. We had a lot of laughs at RGH with him.
    He will always be remembered for his great love of family, music, and friends
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Alma, Charlene, and Denise, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember Charlie as being funny and loving. My deepest sympathies are with you.

  7. So wish we could be with you to honor your father, grandfather and husband. He was such a loving, fun man whose heart touched so many lives. He’s probably singing with Frank Sinatra now and makibg the heavens sound even better. Prayers, love and peace to all of you during this time. Love Bill, Deb and children

  8. I am so sorry for your loss, It was a long and painful road for you all. I wish I could have made it to the funeral home Saturday. It was a very busy day for me to get away from orders at work. Charlene, you and your family are in my prayers. My deepest sympathy to all.

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