In Memory

Maggie Montalbano

Maggie (Margaret) Tripoli Montalbano

Death: Died  in Spain (she retired there and was creating  cross word puzzles on rock music themes for several music weeklies in England.


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08/13/14 01:10 PM #1    

Bernadette (Bunni) Patti (Barrett)

Maggie was always uplifting and fun to be with.  She was a little bit crazy and I loved that about her.  She had such compassion for others also and was always the very best of friends.  I was so saddened to see her name on the "In Memory" page -- and at such a young age!  Rest in peace, Maggie -- I love you!


01/17/15 02:38 PM #2    

Gary Shoemaker

I didn't really know maggie in high school.  i had a memorable conversation with her about our days at Cubberley, at one of our reunions and was looking forward to seeing her again.  I was saddened to see her name on the "in memory" list.

04/19/15 04:02 PM #3    

Virginia Presley (Elliott)

Maggie was a nice gal. I am so sorry she is gone. I knew her in Jr. High. She was open and sweet. 

09/18/15 02:20 PM #4    

Squire (Skip) Knowles

While browsing in a bookstore years ago I saw a book about the Beach Boys on a bargain table. Looking through it saw Maggie Montalbano listed as a photo credit. Her name brought back memories of Maggie being at the center of one of my all-time favorite high school stories, namely her truly amazing solo effort to bring the Beach Boys to perform a concert Cubberley High only to be over ruled by our newly arrived principal. I'm sure the school administration had never expected her efforts to get so far. To their consternation, Maggie had succeeded in securing a commitment from the Beach Boys to perform at Cubberley’s new pavilion. She had made all the arrangements, formed a class consensus on the expenditure of Senior Slush Fund money, built an overwhelming anticipation and student support that guaranteed a sell-out and a PROFIT and successfully negotiated with the Beach Boys LA talent agency. All this from a gal who liked to refer to herself as “Dumb Blonde.” I can only imagine the reaction when Maggie walked into the school office one morning with contract in hand from the William Morris Talent Agency requiring only the Principal’s signature to finalize it. If memory serves Maggie had even negotiated the Beach Boys' asking fee to a mere $1,500 plus a share of the gate! Truly amazing, Maggie!

I still have a laugh thinking about the substitute concert our Principle felt compelled to provide to take our minds off the Beach Boys cancellation, featuring a clean cut Kingston Trio clone group, the ‘3-D’s.’ There were daily reminders of the upcoming 3-D’s concert over the school PA system and the unremitting efforts to sell 3D's concert tickets during the lunch hour and at school events.

To this day I can’t hear a Beach Boys song without thinking of Maggie. 


Maggie Montalbano

09/19/15 06:56 AM #5    

Susan Hill

Thank you Squire!!  It was great to see you last night!  And thanks for this illuminating story about Maggie.  I remember the "noise" about the 3D concert, but not the wonderful "noise" Maggie made to get the Beach Boys to Cubberley!  I am sad to know she's died.  She was one day older than I am.  And I'm glad to learn from you about her adventurous and art-full life.  Thanks again for posting this notice!

09/19/15 12:11 PM #6    

Lane Le Pera

So sorry to hear of this. Maggie lived just a couple of bolcks from me. There was a group of us that would get crazy in the area around us where we lived. She was always full of life, and was a challange to keep up with. YOU ARE MISSED......

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