December 24, 1922 – February 25, 2011
Wappingers, NY
On February 25, 2011, John MacKinnon Montfort, a
loving husband and father, loyal friend and dedicated
business leader, passed away at the age of 88 at Vassar
Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie.
John was born in Wappingers on December 24,
1922. He was schooled and finally
went into the family business. John
joined his father Peter in the business
and finally took over the reins of Monfort
Bros, Inc. He conducted his business
with honesty and integrity. John
was a giant of a man. He walked with
quiet humility and strength. His contemporaries
admired his strengths.
He forged many friendships and business
partnerships on a handshake. A meticulous and
methodical man, his work ethic was incomparable.
John was intelligent and had a great wit. Those who
knew him saw his kindness and generosity. He will be
greatly missed by all at The Montfort Group and all
of his friends.
John loved fishing and had great fishing stories - always
the one that got away! His triumph is hanging on
the wall in his office.
He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Beverley;
son, James; grandchildren: Alexander John and
Elizabeth, daughter-in-law, Jacqueline, and dear longtime
friend, Bruce Nestler. He was predeceased by his
daughter, Judy Montfort and son, Jay D. Montfort.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 3, from 2-4 and
7-9 p.m. at Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home, 1028
Main St., Fishkill. Funeral services will be held at 5
p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home with The Rev.
Gloria McCanna presiding. Interment will be at the
convenience of the family.
To sign John’s guestbook, kindly visit www.hudsonvalleyfuneralhomes.