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Edwin R. Montanano

February 23, 1947 - April 5, 2020

Registered Nurse


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Obituaries » Edwin R. Montanano

Edwin R. Montanano passed away on Sunday, April 5th 2020 at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, NJ. He was 73.

Born in Nagcarlan, Laguna, Philippines on February 23, 1947 to Delfin & Conception Montanano, Edwin moved to Louisiana in the US in the early 1970’s prior to moving to New Jersey where he met the love of his life, Annabella. They married on August 14, 1976 and shared over 43 years of love and happiness.

Edwin graduated from Mary Chiles School of Nursing in Manila, Philippines. Both he and his wife worked as Registered Nurses at St. Michael’s Medical Center where they had the joy of seeing the birth of their children, Matthew and Michelle. He dedicated 36 years to St. Michael’s Medical Center before retiring in 2012. He then went onto to work at Delaney Hall and then Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Edwin was one of the most caring, generous, loving, funny, supportive and kind men you could ever meet. He truly enjoyed spoiling and playing with his grandchildren. He had a deep love for his family and loved traveling the world with them. He brought fun and an open mind to all situations and knew how to make people feel welcome. Giving selflessly to others came naturally to him. He enjoyed playing and watching tennis, going to Broadway Shows, playing casino games on his iPad, eating candy and sneaking some to his grandkids, too. Edwin truly enjoyed spending quality time with family and friends and being an expert tour guide up and down the East Coast when family would visit.

Survivors include his loving wife, Annabella (nee-Vilano); his loving children: Matthew and his wife, Jessica and Michelle Helminski and her husband, Brian; and his cherished grandchildren: Amelia, Madelyn, Thomas Edwin and Matthew.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their love and support.  It is their hope that in the very near future, they can have a celebration of his life with all their family and friends. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.