Mary Montes passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at her home in Highland Mills, N.Y. She was 86.Daughter of the late Julio and Tomasa Reyes Gonzalez, she was born Dec. 28, 1932, in New York, N.Y. Mary was a dedicated educator for the New York City Board of Education and served many years as the president of the Dewitt Clinton High School Football Club. She was a reserved woman with a big heart who truly embraced the meaning of family in which she took great pride in. She was a dedicated mother and foremost enjoyed her grandchildren and cherished every moment with them. She took pleasure in gardening, baking, and had a special knack for interior home design. She was a devoted Roman Catholic. She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.Survivors include her husband, Louis B. Montes, at home; daughters, Elizabeth Watson and her husband, Ronald, of the Bronx, N.Y,, and Laura Ross and her husband, Joseph, of Highland Mills; sons, Michael Montes and his wife, Aixa, of Chester, N.Y., and Robert Montes of Highland Mills; brother, Carlos Gonzalez of Florida; grandchildren, Andrew Miko, Christopher Miko, Lisamarie Spindler, Nicholas Poveromo, Jesse Grajales Ronald Watson III, John James Watson, and Gianna Montes; great-grandchildren, Gianna Spindler, Ava Poveromo, Nicholas Poveromo, and Scarlett Spindler. Mary was predeceased by her twin sister, Jennie Serrano.Visitation was held July 22 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home in Monroe, N.Y. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick's Church in Highland Mills. Cremation followed at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, N.Y.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange/Sullivan Counties.