MONTELEONE, FRANCESCO 78 of Little Ferry, passed away peacefully on Monday September 9, 2019, at Hackensack Hospital. Born in Caltabllotta, Italy, he came to the united States in 1966 and lived in Hackensack for several years, he then settled in little ferry for 46 years. He was a volunteer bingo member of St. Francis R.C. Church of Hackensack. He had worked as a mason for union local #472 and #172. Francesco was an undefeated gold medial boxing champ in Sicily, Italy. He also played soccer for the Hackensack Italia team. Beloved Husband of Angela Monteleone (nee Trapani). Devoted father of John, Francesco Jr. and Giuseppe and his wife Robin. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Nicolas, Gabriella, Massimo, and Mia Monteleone. Loving brother of Nicola and Guido Monteleone. The Funeral will begin from the G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, 397 Union Street, Hackensack, on Saturday, September 14, at 8:45 AM. The Mass of Requiem at The Church of St. Anthony of Padua, 72 Lodi Street, Hackensack at 10:00 AM, with entombment following at Hackensack Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 3 - 5 & 7 - 9 PM for visitation.