Democracy for NYC (DFNYC) is committed to the ideals espoused by Democracy for America, the organization founded by Howard Dean, and the national network of local coalition groups dedicated to the same.
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DFNYC is sad to report the passing of our longtime Linkup host and grassroots Brooklyn political organizer Annette Mont. She lost her battle with cancer at the age of 71 on June 11th. Our thoughts are with her family; her husband Stuart Mont, her daughter Randi, her son Ira and daughter-in-law Jill, and her two grandchildren.
Annette volunteered for Howard Dean's presidential campaign, and when we first met her, we were impressed at her intelligence, her friendliness, her straightforward nature, and the wonderful community of progressives she was a part of in the Sheepshead Bay / Midwood area of Brooklyn. Annette and Estelle Glasser were the hosts of Meetups (Linkups) at Annette and Stuart Mont's home, a historic Dutch Farm house in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.
Annette had an impressive career helping children. She worked as a teacher, a guidance counselor and a child psychologist.
Annette was also a preserver of New York history. She and her husband lived in the Wyckoff-Bennett homestead, an original Dutch farmhouse in Brooklyn. Here is a short heartwarming video about the house with Stuart and Annette. One of the best lines is a great representation of Annette's personality: "For the record, I don't believe in the ghost."
Video - Annette & Stuart Mont in their historic home
Daily Kos post - by Rosalie Caliendo