Joseph 'Joey' Montena

1995-07-09 - 2024-05-04

Funeral Home: Monee Funeral Home 5450 W Wilson St Monee IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Memorial Monday May 13 from 2pm until service 6pm

Service Date: 2024-05-13

Service Time: 6PM

Info: 708-534-0016

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Joseph T. Montena “Joey/JoJo” age 28 of Monee, Illinois passed away unexpectedly on May 4, 2024. Joey was born on July 9th, 1995, to a loving family in Upstate New York.  His childhood was spent playing with friends around the neighborhood with his older sister and camping with family in the Adirondack mountains. In 2003, Joey moved to Illinois with his mom and sister.

Everyone that had met Joey loved him and he loved them back so much. He was spirited and always enjoyed spending quality time with those closest to him. Joey was the most loving and forgiving soul to the people in his life. If anyone ever needed an ear to listen or a hype man when they were feeling down, Joey was that person.

JoJo will always be the favorite son of Jacqueline Dwyer (Kendall) Case and Thomas (Denise) Montena. And forever the favorite brother to Lauren Dwyer, Rachel Case and Allyson Case. Beloved grandson to Joan (late James) Dwyer and Marie (late Bud) Montena. Joey leaves behind his aunts, uncles, cousins and many loving and close friends.

Memorial gathering on Monday, May 13, 2024 from 2:00 P.M. until time of service 6:00 P.M. at Monee Funeral Home 5450 Wilson St. (at Governors Hwy.), Monee, IL.  Info: (708) 534-0016.




  1. Adrianna on May 7, 2024 at 7:49 pm
    I wish the family strength as you all move forward through life. Joey is loved by so many & will forever live in everyone’s heart. Sending so much love to you all.

  2. Sue and Jack Bartkus on May 8, 2024 at 9:24 am
    Our hearts go out to you . We wish we could take away some of your pain. Your family is in our hearts and prayers!

  3. Tracy & Rich Cairo on May 8, 2024 at 10:34 am
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Joey was an absolute joy to be around. Kind and caring.
    He will truly be missed.
    Bless you all. Sending love and wishing you strength. Our hearts are with you.

  4. Garth and Beth Swaney on May 8, 2024 at 7:18 pm
    The light he brought into a room will live on in the memories of all who knew him. Sending our love to lend you strength in the difficult days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Joan Mobley on May 8, 2024 at 10:19 pm
    I first met Joey through my brother and his family. But right off the bat he felt like he was family. Condolences to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Lakia S on May 9, 2024 at 10:37 am
    Joey was one of the only friends to come send me off for prom back in 2012. I didn’t have much support back then. He was always a shining light. He exuded kindness and love. I’m so sorry to hear about his passing. I send my condolences and love to the family and friends.

  7. Deborah J Matiska on May 9, 2024 at 5:31 pm
    Jackie and I got to meet in Washington DC at a work event, and we shared stories of our kiddos, We found our boys are just a few months apart in age. I will be holding Jackie and her family up in thought and prayer as she and her family navigate this tremendous loss. Hold all the good memories close and let them comfort you on the hard days. Wishing for peace in your hearts.

  8. Casey TenEyck on May 11, 2024 at 3:42 pm
    Tommy, so very sorry to hear of Joeys passing. My thoughts and prayers with you and your family.
    Love ya Casey TenEyck

  9. Dan Burnette on May 13, 2024 at 6:45 pm
    Joey was always good energy and a joy to talk to and see. He will be missed.

  10. Mimi on May 13, 2024 at 10:19 pm
    I have never met anyone with such a beautiful smile and spirit like joey. Such a beautiful soul! Rest easy sweet friend.

  11. Andrea Vallejo on May 14, 2024 at 9:36 am
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I met Joey in Jr high and remember the times we would play in my backyard with my 2 younger brothers after school. He was always known to be so kind and sweet. My heart goes out you all because knowing Joey for only that short amount of time made an impact and made many memories of a great friend.

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