It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, Mondo. John N. Mondalto, Sr., 81, of Salem, NH, passed away unexpectedly at his home on December 31, 2020. He was born on June 19, 1939, in Lawrence, MA, the son of the late Joseph Mondalto, Esther Mondalto Majeste, and stepfather, Calvin Majeste. He was the brother of the late Bette Mondalto Ruth.
John grew up in Lawrence and attended schools there, before moving to Salem, NH, where he resided for over 50 years. In his younger years, he worked at Rockingham Park as a groomer. He loved being around the horses and had still maintained relationships with many friends from that era. John was employed as a supervisor at Raytheon Co. and part of his job allowed him to travel Europe and Saudi Arabia. Many of his family members worked at Raytheon. John left Raytheon and became an engineer at Digital Corp. and from there went to Modicon in Lawrence, where he eventually retired. He retained friends from all of his work places. After a few months in retirement, he started working for Enterprise in Manchester, NH. He had almost 17 years with the company. He respected all his bosses and coworkers who were like his second family. He called it his dream job and everyone at work referred to him as Uncle Mondo.
With an outgoing personality, John met people wherever he went. He had a real passion for golf; his greatest accomplishment this year was a hole-in-one at Atkinson Country Club. A longtime member at Andover Country Club and Campbell’s Scottish Highlands in Salem, NH, John also golfed in Maine, Florida, North Carolina and Cape Cod. He had many golfing pals and thoroughly enjoyed good times together. John was also on a ten-pin bowling league at Stadium Lanes in Lawrence. He liked cards and played in many 45s tournaments and even won a few. He loved getting together with the guys from the good old days to play Bocce. John was a member of the Lawrence British Club. John also loved a good cigar and frequented the Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem. He was a huge sports fan, and attended numerous sports events with his friends and his children. The Sweetheart Inn was the place to be for every Super Bowl, good friends, and good food. You could always find a group of the guys meeting at Borelli’s Deli in Methuen for lunch.
John enjoyed taking his children to the White Mountains on vacation every year and to Disney World. His children were his priority; he was involved in their sports activities and supported them at their games. His four grandchildren were his love and joy and he enjoyed spending as much time as he could with them.
John was predeceased by his aunt, Marie Rae Savastano, his uncle, Dominic Di Prima and aunt, Rose DiPrima; and his best friend, John “Jack” Elliott. He is survived by his three children: daughters, Sandra Jean Colucci of East Hampstead, NH, Melissa Mondalto Kazakidies of Decatur, GA, and his son, John N. Mondalto, Jr. of Salem, NH; three granddaughters, Alaina and Alexis Gleason of Hampstead, NH, and Jayla Bartlett Mondalto of Derry, NH; and one grandson, Cameron Mondalto of Derry, NH. His former spouses include Veronica Mondalto Poulin of Hampstead, NH and Elizabeth Mondalto Gagnon of Salem, NH; his current girlfriend, Ann Jandreau, her daughter, Rachelle and her granddaughter, Desiree of Salem, NH. John also leaves his niece, Jessica Lynne Voigt; nephew, Justin Hileman; cousins: Dean Savastano, Dana Alder Stevens, Rose DiBenadetto, Brenda and Marty Cardozza, Marsha DiPrima, Martina Eckland; extended family member, Barbara Michaud. John also leaves behind a group of best friends who meant the world to him. He was blessed to have so many friends.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and support. A special thank you to Rick Stanley, for helping us get through this difficult time. During this COVID crisis, we understand some people are unable to attend the service, please just keep John in your prayers. The family of John N. Mondalto, Sr.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 9:00-11:00 AM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. The service will immediately follow in the funeral home chapel.
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