OBITUARY: Romeo Montague,16

Romeo Montague, 16, passed away Thursday, July 18th, 1578.romeo

Romeo was born in Verona and was the only child and son of Lord and Lady Montague. He was educated at home by private tutors and governesses. He lived a happy, joyful, and fun-filled life.

Romeo was always a popular figure about Verona. However, recently he had become involved in a bitter family feud with the Capulet family and was banished to Mantua following the death of Tybalt Capulet in the town square.

He lived a quiet life in Mantua until he heard the news about the death of Juliet Capulet. He dashed back to Verona and went to the Capulet’s vault. It is likely he killed Paris in the vault because Paris was found dead inside. Seeing Juliet dead, Romeo drank a mysterious but deadly elixir.

After Romeo’s death, Friar Lawrence revealed that Romeo had married Juliet Capulet in secret. Juliet Capulet also died this week (obituary).

He is survived by his parents, Lord and Lady Montague.

Calling hours will be held Friday, July 19th, 1578, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chapel of St. Paul, Verona town square.


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