John J. Gore

Jul 04 2019 | 05:29 AM

    John J. Gore of Monroe passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019. He was 88 years old.
    The son of Howard and Nora Hanrahan Gore, he was born on May 31, 1931, in Flushing.
    John was a telephone technician for Bell Systems in New York City as well as a bus driver for the Monroe-Woodbury School District.
    John was a United States Army veteran, serving in the Korean War, and a lifetime member of the American Legion, Post 488, in Monroe.
    He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Monroe Council and a member of Sacred Heart Church in Monroe, where he also served as an usher.
    Survivors include his son John G. Gore and his wife Patricia of Chester; son Christopher Gore and his wife Teresa of Blauvelt; and son Brian Gore, of Chester; daughter Maureen Brooks and her husband Tracy of New Hampshire; and daughter Annemary Camp of Monroe. John is also survived by three grandchildren: John Joseph Gore, Catherine Emma Gore and Jennifer Mann, as well as one great-grandchild, Nevaeh Gore.
    He was predeceased by his daughter Judy Ann Gore.
    Visitation will be held on Friday, July 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe.
    A prayer service led by the Monroe American Legion, Post 488, will begin at 7 p.m.
    A Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe, followed by burial at St. Anastasia Cemetery in Harriman.
    Memorial contributions may be made to The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties, 162 East Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701 (www.arcsullivanorange.org).
    Arrangements are by Smith, Seaman and Quackenbush Funeral Home, Inc. (845 782-8185; www.ssqfuneralhome.com).