Joseph Chris Monistere, Sr., a native of Baptist, LA and a resident of Denham Springs, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Grace Health and Rehab Center. He was 89. Visitation will be held February 12, 2020 at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East 11000 Florida Blvd. from 8am to 11am. Entombment in Greenoaks Mausoleum will immediately follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a butcher all of his life and mechanic in his spare time. He was a selfless provider to his family and loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his two sons; Joe Monistere, Jr. and wife Becky, Mikel Monistere and his wife Dottie; and by his two daughters Joann Bruce and husband Charlie, Gayle Roark and her husband Harry. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Rose Monistere, his grandson Joseph Bruce, and by his parents and two brothers. The family would like to thank Grace Health and Rehab Center and their great staff for wonderful care and love given to "PaPa" for the last few years and a special thanks to Charmaine Parent and Hospice of Baton Rouge for their love and care.
Published in The Advocate from Feb. 9 to Feb. 12, 2020.