Arlton Monsanto Jr
Arlton “Art” Irving Monsanto, Jr, age 80, formerly of Newtown and now Oxford, Conn., passed away July 24, 2022, at home with his family. He was born September 2, 1941, in Bridgeport, Conn., and spent his early years in Trumbull, Conn., before moving to Newtown in 1955.
Art leaves his wife of sixty years, Stephanie Thornton Monsanto; his daughter, Heather Monsanto Hauge, of Middlebury, Conn.; his sister, Val Monsanto Taft of West Hartford, Conn.; his brother, James Elkins, Jr, (Martha) of Marion, N.C.; his sister-in-law, Deanna McKeever of Newtown; his brother-in-law, Jack Thornton (Christine) of Chandler, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, James and Jean Elkins of Newtown; his siblings, Jean Wrabel of Springfield, Vt., and Harold Monsanto of Belleville, Kan.; and his beloved son, James William Monsanto of Southbury, Conn.
After learning the glazing trade as a young man with Federal Glass in Danbury, Conn., he later owned and operated AIM Glass & Mirror for many years in Newtown. Later in life he was the maintenance supervisor for Nunnawauk Meadows in Newtown until his retirement. His greatest job of all, however, was in helping others and making them laugh. He was never without a joke and his sense of humor was contagious to all of those he met.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 30, 2022, 10 am, at the Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Church of Newtown.
Munson Lovetere Funeral Home assisted the family. To leave an online condolence please visit munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.