Rhoda ‘Ruth’ Montellese 1925-2022

CORTLAND — Rhoda “Ruth” Montellese, 96, of Cortland, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Hospice House.

She was born Sept. 24, 1925, in Warren, the daughter of the late William and Rhoda Spencer Butler.

Ruth was a longtime member of SCOPE and enjoyed playing bingo and taking walks. But most of all, she had a great love for her family and the time they spent together.

She is survived by her sons, David Vincent (Hazel) Montellese of Cleveland and William V. (Sherri) Montellese of Sebring; daughter, Teresa S. (Nunziato) DeLuca of Champion; sister, Vicky DeVault, also of Champion; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vido T. Montellese, who passed away Dec. 4, 1996; and seven sisters.

No services will be held. Cremation has taken place.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.

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