Daisy Rose (Chiappetta) Monzo

August 18, 1926 ~ March 23, 2018 (age 91)

Daisy Rose “Chiappetta” Monzo, of Scottsdale, Arizona, formerly of Monroeville, PA, passed peacefully in her sleep Friday, March 23, 2018, at home in Scottsdale, Arizona. “Daisy Rose Monzo”, owner and C.E.O of the former and legendary “Al Monzo’s Palace Inn Hotel/Convention Center” in Monroeville, PA personifies the great Italian traits of hard work, dedication, sacrifice, accomplishment and total commitment to family. From exceedingly humble beginnings as a child of the Depression Era, Daisy Monzo’s committed hard-fought battle through life and eventual well-earned success and recognition was shaped by the devoted love of her parents, who themselves had to sacrifice all in support of eight children. At 20 years of age, she met her husband to be “Al Monzo”. It was eight years and three children later, that “Al Monzo” Construction Company was founded, and so did the start of a legacy. While the business successes continued to mount in the contracting business, with Daisy Monzo playing a key role, the couple’s lifelong dream to build their own upscale hotel began to take hold. in 1957, Al and Daisy purchased what was then a 13-acre hole in the ground at the corner of Routes 22 and 48 in Monroeville, which would be the eventual home of Al Monzo’s Palace Inn Hotel preceded by Al Monzo’s “Howard Johnson’s”. Since its opening as a “Howard Johnson’s” later renamed the Al Monzo’s “Palace Inn”, the hotel had become a focal point lodging, convention and entertainment complex for over 30 years in Pittsburgh. Mrs. Daisy Monzo who lost her beloved husband “Al Monzo” in the year “2000” continue along with her daughter, “Michelle Monzo” and future son-in-law “Mark A. Regan”, to oversee multiple business operations, one being the Landmark Hotel until its closure in 2004. Daisy is survived by her adoring, supportive and committed daughter, Michelle Monzo; son-in-law and companion, Mark A. Regan; brothers, John (Ilene), Robert (Sandra); multiple nieces and nephews. Friends welcome to celebrate Daisy’s life at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME, Wilmerding, 412-824-4332 on  Thursday from 6-8 p.m., Friday 12-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. with a Blessing Service on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. To place an online condolence, please visit us at:

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