Marc Anthony LaMonte, 49, a resident of Wilton for over 15 years, died suddenly while on a business flight in Europe on the morning of Oct. 14. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Dec. 30, 1963, he was the son of Rachel Guido LaMonte of New York City and the late Armand LaMonte. He was the husband of Cara Nicita LaMonte.

In addition to his wife and his mother, Mr. LaMonte is survived by three sons, Matthew, Stefan, and Andrew all of Wilton, and a sister, Leona LaMonte of Greenwich, Conn.

Mr. LaMonte was a widely respected member of the international shipping industry for 27 years. He served as president and chief executive officer of Heidmar Inc. from April 2012. Prior to becoming CEO, he had been the managing director of Heidmar’s VLCC tanker pool, Seawolf Tankers. Before joining Heidmar, Mr. LaMonte spent 16 years at Overseas Shipping Group in various positions, including vice president of OSG’s LNG tanker business. He was an associate member of the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (USA), Inc.

Mr. LaMonte was an avid lover of life, music, food, wine, cigars, and most importantly his family.

“He is known among his close friends as a passionate and frustrated golfer,” his family said. “All who know him well remember his warm smile, good-natured humor, and down-to-earth personality.”

The family will receive all whose lives were touched by Mr. LaMonte on Wednesday, Oct. 23, and Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 8, at the Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, New Canaan.

A Mass will be said Friday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Road. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Marc LaMonte Memorial Education Fund c/o Bayer & Black P.C., 195 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.

For online condolences and directions visit hoytfuneralhome.com.