Giovanni Mosconi

Giovanni Mosconi

Sunday, July 14th, 1935 - Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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Giovanni Mosconi, a longtime Bay Ridge resident and beloved Greenwich Village restaurateur, died Tuesday after a short illness. He was 85.

Mosconi, was a daily communicant at St. Anselm’s Church in Bay Ridge and a devoted family man to his four children and his wife Lucia of 37 years, who predeceased him.

Born in the northern mountainous region of Piacenza, Italy, Mosconi was a veteran of the Italian Army stationed at Lake Como. In his 20s, he moved to London, where he met his wife and went on to become a noted restaurateur in London and then later in Greenwich Village.

The eldest of 7 siblings, he along with his brother and sisters owned and operated Monte’s Trattoria and Villa Mosconi Restaurants, stalwarts of the West Village gastronomic scene for more than a generation.

"He had a humble, sweet and magnetic personality," said Bob McGee, a long-time family friend. "He loved everyone and treated everyone the same. He was a very strong man with a very tender loving heart.''

Mosconi is survived by his beloved children, Gianpaolo, Franco (Marie), Marco and Angela (Jack); seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, six siblings, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends.

Viewing will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. The Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Noon on Wednesday at St. Anselm's Church (356 82nd St., Brooklyn, NY) by Monsignor David Cassato.

Mosconi will be be buried in London alongside his cherished wife Lucia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Giovanni Mosconi to the Missionaries of Charity, 657 Washington St., New York, NY 10014, or to the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal at

Condolences may be sent to his children at 215 Willets Ln, Jericho, NY 11753
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    McLaughlin & Sons Funeral Home
    9620 - Third Avenue
    BROOKLYN, NY 11209
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    McLaughlin & Sons Funeral Home
    9620 - Third Avenue
    BROOKLYN, NY 11209
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 12:00pm
    St. Anselm Church
    356 82nd Street
    Brooklyn, New York, NY 11209
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John Cusano

Posted at 05:21pm
My condolences to Giovanni's family and my prayers too. And especially him. God Bless such a nice person.

Sheri Whalen

Posted at 03:51pm

Sheri Whalen Posted at 03:54pm

Giovanni was like a grandfather to our daughter Hannah. He stood outside of Monte's and saw us walk by with a baby stroller, and encouraged us to come inside. While we dined, Giovanni and a female waiter took turns carrying Hannah around the restaurant. Hannah was the only child allowed inside the kitchen, and by the time she was 4 years old, she knew everyone in the kitchen. She often sat by the bar, chatting with the bartender. We felt totally at home at Monte's. Both Giovanni and Marco would sit at our table and talk about life.

Monsignor Charles M. Mangan

Posted at 12:21pm

I was saddened when I received notice from Angela that her beloved Father had passed away. May the Soul of Giovanni rest in peace. Yesterday (Thursday, June 3, 2021), I offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for his immortal Soul. May Jesus, Mary and Joseph comfort the Mosconi Family and all who mourn the departure of +Giovanni from this life.

Marylou Thompson

Posted at 10:59am
So sorry to hear of Gianni's passing ..... He was a very kind man and will be missed by many. My sincerest sympathy and condolences. Marylou Malvicini Thompson

Joan Mosconi

Posted at 10:26am
Prayers for peace and comfort to the family of John Mosconi!

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