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Obituary: Dr. Felix Monteagudo

Obituary: Dr. Felix Monteagudo


Dr. Felix Monteagudo (66), of Orange, entered into eternal rest on March 13, 2017 surrounded by his family at home after a brief battle with glioblastoma.  Born on June 3rd, 1950 in Spain, he was the son of the late Felix Monteagudo and Josefa Simo.  He leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Vivienne; his sister Teresa; his children, Julie (Andrew Jaensch), Sally, and Luke Monteagudo; and his grandson Max Jaensch.

During his youth he lived in Barcelona, Argentina, and Zimbabwe.  He attended medical school in Cape Town, South Africa where he earned his MD and PhD in pharmacology.  During his residency in East London he met his wife Vivienne who was working as a nurse.  They soon married and moved to Cape Town where they started their family.  Felix thrived as a physician and professor of pharmacology.

His success attracted the attention of Bayer Pharmaceuticals who recruited him to Johannesburg.  After a few years the family moved to Orange, Connecticut where he earned his MBA at the University of Connecticut.  He was quickly promoted to the corporate headquarters in Germany where the family moved and lived in Dusseldorf for two years.  Later he returned to work in Connecticut for Bayer and then Purdue Pharma from which he retired.

He will be remembered as a loving husband and father, voracious reader, an early adopter of new technologies, and most recently a doting grandfather.  He considered himself fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel and to have the time to spend with family, his greatest joy, in retirement.  He made the most of every opportunity to “carpe diem”.  He was passionate about providing the best life possible for his family.

A mass of Christian burial was held March 17, 2017, at St Mary’s Church in Milford, CT. Interment followed at the Orange Center Cemetery. Arrangements were in the capable hands of Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT.  To leave online condolences, please visit

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