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  • John P. Mento

  • John P. Mento, 79, a long time St. Johnsville resident, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, NY.

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  • John P. Mento, 79, a long time St. Johnsville resident, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, NY.
    He was born in Little Falls, NY, on January 31, 1933, the son of the late Joseph and Lucille (Lamanna) Mento. John was educated in Little Falls schools.
    His marriage to Joyce Sweet took place on July 30, 1965, in St. Johnsville.
    John was last employed at the Little Falls/Fonda Bus Company. From 1948 to 1988, he worked for the former Conrail.
    With family as his foremost priority, John proved himself a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.
    Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Joyce; a son, Rusty Mento and wife, Tricia, of Fort Plain; a daughter, Tammy Herringshaw and husband, William, of St. Johnsville; two brothers, Joseph Mento, of St. Johnsville, and Robert Fontaine, of Utica; a sister, Denise Maugeri and husband, Vincent, of Utica; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    He was predeceased by a daughter, Sabrina Darrach, on March 6, 1997, and an infant daughter, Kimberly Mento, in March of 1972.
    Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 6 p.m. from the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, 20 Bridge St., St. Johnsville, NY, 518-568-7040, with Reverend Michael Yezierski, of Seekers Fellowship, officiating. Spring burial will take place at St. Johnsville Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home on Thursday, January 31, 2013, from 4-6 p.m.
    In lieu of flowers, please make all memorial contributions to Mt. Valley Hospice, 108 Steele St., Gloversville, NY 12078. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
    To add to John's online memorial, please go to www.vincenteneafuneralservice.com on the Internet.

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