Albert Anthony Munza of Kill Devil Hills, Sept. 3

By on September 5, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Albert Anthony Munza, age 91, who died peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2023. “Uncle Al” was a sweet, friendly, good man with a great sense of humor. He was born in Bronx, NY on December 13, 1931. His mother, Francesca Cortizuto Monza, passed away from cancer at the age of 39 when Al was 6 and his brother Dario was 8 years of age. At that time their father, Egidio Spagnuolo Monza, was not able to care for the two boys and they were sent to a Catholic orphanage in Staten Island, NY. They both lived there until graduating from Tottenville High School.

Dario joined the U.S. Marines first, during the Korean War, and Al followed him two years later. Al was enlisted for 8 months when his brother Dario was killed at age 22 in a plane crash that was enroute from Tokyo to Korea. Al served another two years and returned to the Bronx. There, several years later he met a girl named Mary Ellen Finn at a dance in Orchard Beach, Long Island. They became fast friends. Mary Ellen had a young son, Michael, who Al adored and looked after. Michael passed away at age 4 and Al was always there for Mary Ellen from that point on.

Al and Mary Ellen traveled extensively to places like Majorca and the Canary Islands in Spain. They had travel buddies and enjoyed life. Mary Ellen shared her family with Al and he soon became a beloved uncle, great uncle and brother-in-law. Al drove a taxi in New York and worked for the U.S. Post Office before his career with the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

When Al retired, he and Mary Ellen moved to Kitty Hawk, NC. They were married, after all those years of friendship, in January 1995 and had a great retirement life with family and friends on the Outer Banks of NC. Al loved spending time playing and watching golf and was a huge NY Giants and Yankees fan.

Besides his mother, father and brother, Al is predeceased by his sister-in-law, Kathleen Finn Burke and his great niece, Caitlin Elise Palmiter.

Al is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Finn-Munza of Kill Devil Hills, NC; his brother-in-law, Daniel Burke; sister-in-law, Elisa Tutini of Monroe, NY; his niece, Suzanne Sumners and husband Scott of Kill Devil Hills, NC; nephew, Thomas Burke and wife Christine of Campbell Hall, NY; nephew, Kevin Burke and girlfriend Cynthia Kaplan of New Windsor, NY; great niece Danielle Palmiter of California; and great nephew, Dylan Burke of Campbell Hall, NY.

A Memorial Gathering will be held at the Gallop Funeral Services Chapel in Nags Head, NC at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 9, 2023. Please share condolences with the family at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.



Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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