She was born April 10, 1917 to Patsy and Paula De Ramo, in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. She completed high school, receiving two scholarships for art and nursing, and married Nicholas Montana. They moved to California, where she was a homemaker. The couple first lived in San Francisco, then moved to Mountain View, where she spent the next 66 years of her life. She enjoyed baking, sewing, needlepoint, gardening, romance novels and crosswords, and good political discussions, her family said.
She was preceded in death by Nicholas, her husband of 62 years, and her grandson Christopher Montana. She is survived by her children, Ron Montana (Jan) and Pat Bishop (Billie James); and grandson Bret Montana (Renee).
A celebration of life ceremony will be held at a future date. Arrangements were by Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary.
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