Jayme Moniz of East Falmouth, who owned and operated Falmouth Ready-Mix Concrete Co. for more than three decades, died January 12 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Moniz, who was known as Jim, was 89.
He was the husband of Barbara J. (Reali) Moniz for 40 years.
Born in Teaticket, he was the son of Theophilus and Mary (Sylvia) Moniz. He was a lifelong resident of Falmouth and a graduate of Lawrence High School.
Mr. Moniz founded Falmouth Ready-Mix in 1953 and moved the concrete company to its Teaticket Highway location, across from Falmouth Lumber Co., in 1958. Mr. Moniz operated the business for 33 years, on a full-time basis, he said in a letter he wrote to the Enterprise in 1993. He kept the premises tidy and neat and the business was recognized by the Falmouth Beautification Council.
His nephew, R. Albert Moniz, who had worked with him for many years, took over the business and Mr. Moniz retired in 1991.
The site of the former concrete plant is the property where storage units sit today.
During his retirement, Mr. Moniz and his wife spent the winters in Venice, Florida.
He enjoyed watching golf tournaments and NASCAR. A car buff, he owned more than 50 cars during his lifetime. He was meticulous about his yard, whether it was planting new trees or making sure the lawn was perfectly manicured.
In addition to his wife, he leaves a brother, Theophilus Moniz Jr. of East Falmouth; four children, Jeffrey M. Moniz, Teri A. Sweeney and her husband, William P. Sweeney III, Tracy L. Moniz, and Catherine M. Zylinski and her husband, Scott Zylinski, all of East Falmouth; four grandchildren, Malcolm D. Sweeney and his wife, Maria Sweeney, of Quincy, Ashley E. DeMello and her husband, John DeMello, of East Falmouth, Roscoe J. Sweeney of Stoughton, and MiKayla R. Sweeney of Arizona; a great-granddaughter, Hayden M. DeMello; and extended family.
He was predeceased by his brother Robert Moniz and a sister, Sylvia M. Sylvia.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday, January 15, from 5 to 7 PM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street in Falmouth.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, January 16, at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, 167 East Falmouth Highway.
Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery.