Robert Lawrence Monette

March 13, 1946 ~ May 9, 2022 (age 76)


Robert Lawrence Monette, 76, of Salisbury passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022 at Liberty Commons Nursing Home.

Born in Burlington, VT on March 13, 1946, he was the son of the late Martha Isabelle Ritchie and Lawrence Oliver Monette.

Mr. Monette graduated from Rutland High School in 1965 and was a veteran of the US Air Force. He was a jokester and loved laughter. He enjoyed history, football, and was an avid snowmobiler before moving down south. He also enjoyed playing golf, woodworking, and loved painting (he was always working on a project).

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Irene Racine Monette, who passed away in 2007, and brother, Lawrence Monette.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Jennifer Mortenson (Dale) of Salisbury; brother, James Monette (Theresa) of Castleton, VT; sisters, Ann Wyman of Brattleboro, VT and Patricia Lambert (John) of Wallingford, VT; granddaughter, Shaina Sherman.

Service: 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144 with military honors conducted by the Lyerly Volunteer Joint Services Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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May 18, 2022

2:00 PM
Salisbury National Cemetery
501 Statesville Blvd.
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

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