Montuori, Frank

Frank Montuori
b: 1882
d: 6 DEC 1959
Biography
According to the obituary, Frank Montuori died at Quincy City
Hospital after a short illness. At the time, he resided at 7 Murdock Ave
in Quincy. Services were held at St Joseph''s Church.

Family oral history states that Nicholas Masi changed his name after
killing a man in a bar fight. Nicholas returned to Italy for 2 years,
later to return as Frank Montuori, taking the name from a cousin in Italy
who had passed away. In fear of retribution, the family was to live a
sheltered life, seldom visiting relatives.

After talking to Peter Soriano (77) who got information from his
mother, Nicholas'' sister, and from talking to Nicholas, the story sounds a
little different. A man in a bar called Nicholas a ''dirty guinea ...'',
angering Nicholas. Nick went home, washed up, went back to the bar, and
blew the man''s head off. Bond was set at $10,000. The money was put up
by close neighbors, who then lost their house when Nick skipped bail,
returning to Italy. After WWI ended, Nick returned as his dead brother,
Frank, and took his mother''s maiden name, Montuori. The family moved to
Quincy, MA from Tarrey Town, NY. I suspect it was the neighbors who Nick
was afraid would turn him in.

According to his obituary, he lived in Quincy, MA for 45 years, was a
construction foreman for Cities Service Oil company until circa 1946.
Member of the Quincy Sons of Italy Lodge.
Facts
  • 1882 - Birth - ; Baiano, Avelino, Italy
  • 9 DEC 1959 - Burial - ; Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • 6 DEC 1959 - Death - ; Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Ancestors
   
Francisco Masi
1880 - BEF 1914
 
   
  
  
 
Frank Montuori
1882 - 6 DEC 1959
  
 
  
 
   
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Beaggio Masi
Birth
Death
Marriageto Private
FatherFrancisco Masi
MotherVictoria Napei
PARENT () Private
Birth
Death
Marriageto Magaldi
Marriageto Beaggio Masi
FatherMontuori
Mother?
CHILDREN
FJosephine Masi
Birth
Death6 AUG 1957
Marriageto Private
Marriageto ??? Malizia
MFrank Montuori
Birth1882Baiano, Avelino, Italy
Death6 DEC 1959Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriageto Grace Marie Dipolito
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Frank Montuori
Birth1882Baiano, Avelino, Italy
Death6 DEC 1959Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriageto Grace Marie Dipolito
FatherBeaggio Masi
MotherPrivate
PARENT (F) Grace Marie Dipolito
Birth1889Italy
Death2 MAR 1958Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriageto Frank Montuori
FatherFrank Dipolito
MotherRose Unknown
CHILDREN
FRosemarie Elizabeth Montuori
Birth4 APR 1917Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death4 JAN 1984Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage10 MAR 1940to Myron Esdell Hayward at Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Private
Birth
Death
Marriageto Festa
MWilliam Beaggio Montuori
BirthFEB 1913
DeathJAN 1966
MFrank Montuori
BirthAPR 1915
DeathJUL 1987
MNicholas Montuori
Birth31 MAR 1921
Death14 DEC 1976
Descendancy Chart
Frank Montuori b: 1882 d: 6 DEC 1959
Grace Marie Dipolito b: 1889 d: 2 MAR 1958
Rosemarie Elizabeth Montuori b: 4 APR 1917 d: 4 JAN 1984
Myron Esdell Hayward b: 23 FEB 1918 d: 16 JUL 1986
William Beaggio Montuori b: FEB 1913 d: JAN 1966
Frank Montuori b: APR 1915 d: JUL 1987
Nicholas Montuori b: 31 MAR 1921 d: 14 DEC 1976