Jeffrey Michael Monetta of Fenton, formerly of Flint and Claremont, NH, age 66, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 in Grand Blanc, surrounded by his loving family. Jeffrey was born in Milford, DE on June 12, 1954, oldest son of Rocco and Betty Monetta. He married Karen (Sordyl) Pitts on January 7, 1995 and was a devoted husband, father, and Papa. Jeff loved spending time with his family and many special friends. He enjoyed woodworking, home improvement projects, being out on his pontoon, storytelling and he was blessed to attend as many grandchildrens’ events as humanly possible. He was born with Boston Red Sox blood and continued to love the sport of baseball.
Jeff retired from General Motors after 30 plus years, working in various production areas, and as an experimental assembler in the Flint and surrounding areas. He worked at Applegate Chevrolet as a salesman on and off throughout his career at GM. He was known to many as the “picnic table man”, building them throughout the years, enjoying his woodworking skills. Owning and operating Five Star Productions, a long running computer trade show company, was one of his proudest accomplishments.
Jeff will be forever missed, but will continue to live on through his wife, Karen; two daughters, Jamie (Andrew) Atherton of Swartz Creek and Jeannie (Barry) Henry of Davison; two “sons”, Nicholas Pitts of Flint and Layne (Rose) Pitts of Fenton; ten grandchildren, Andrew “Drew” Atherton, Victoria “Tori” Pitts, Kelsie Atherton, Lauryn Henry, Ava Pitts, Luke Atherton, Kamryn Atherton, Rocco Henry, Percival “Percy” Pitts, and Templeton Pitts; two sisters, Ann (Alan) Rozwadowski of Hooksett, NH, and Lynn (William) Rodeschin of Lempster, NH; one brother, John Monetta of Claremont, NH; bonus family, Andy, Michelle and Vegas Wernette; special relatives, neighbors and friends who are all “family” and hold a special place in his heart. He is preceded in death by both parents, Rocco and Betty Monetta, and mother in law, Phyllis Sordyl. Cremation and a private family service have taken place. A celebration of Jeff’s life will be held on his birthday June 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM from Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville, where family and friends may visit 1:00 PM till time of service.
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