September 18, 1961 - January 5, 2019
Salisbury Mills, NY
Jody A. Monaco-Toonkel, a lifetime area resident, died following a short illness on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at home in Salisbury Mills, NY. She was 57.
The daughter of Pasquale "Patsy" and Judy Rickard Monaco, she was born on September 18, 1961 in Middletown, NY.
Jody graduated from Middletown High School in 1979. She married David Toonkel on August 16, 2002 in Cornwall. Jody shared her love of classic cars with her husband, David and they were members of a few car clubs and enjoyed attending car shows together. She was the office manager at the OC Speedway in the 80's.
She was also a huge animal lover and cherished her six cats. Jody was a collector of thimbles and bells and liked displaying them in her home.
Jody is survived by her family: her husband, David; her mother, Judy Monaco and father, Patsy; her sons, Marc A Bernstein and his wife, Niccole of Ococee, FL and Matthew E. Bernstein and his wife, Gina of Longwood, FL; and a step daughter, Melissa Nelson and her husband, Darrell of the Bronx. Jody is also survived by her brother, Pasquale "Pat" Monaco and five grandchildren, Caleb, Giavonna, Ethan, Olivia and Liliana. She is also survived by her dog, Dozer.
Visitation is on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, burial will follow in the family plot in Wallkill Cemetery in Middletown, NY.
Arrangements are under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. www.applebee-mcphillips.com