Agnes Montilio, 94, of Falmouth MA died peacefully in her sleep February 22, 2016 at the Royal Megansett Nursing & Retirement Home after a lengthy illness.
She was married to Sam Montilio for 49 years until his death in 2005. She was born in Zuerich Switzerland, the oldest daughter of Jakob and Marie Stadler-Buechel.
After first working for the government in Bern, then for the Swiss Consulate in Naples, Italy, where she met her future husband, she accepted a secretarial position at the Swiss Consulate in San Francisco. >From there, she moved to New York, married, and eventually moved to Boston, where she worked from 1960 until 1983 as the Consular Attaché at the Swiss Consulate. She was closely involved with, and contributed to, the Swiss community in Boston, including the Friends of Switzerland and The Swiss Society.
The family moved to Falmouth after her retirement and, for most of her life, she remained active in the local community. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and walking. She regularly visited her relatives abroad and remained fond of both Switzerland and her adopted home, the United States.
She leaves her son, Ralph Montilio of Falmouth, her sister Elsbeth Stadler of Zurich, her late brother Paul's widow, Lynette, and many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends, who were all near and dear to her.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for her at noon on Wednesday, March 2nd at St. Patrick Church, 511 Main Street, Falmouth. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Child Fund International, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294 (www.childfund.org/)