Thomas Monks

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Monks, Thomas D.
Thomas David Monks, 76, of Easton, devoted husband of Grace Tvardzik Monks, passed peacefully into eternal rest on October 23, at his home, after having received the Sacrament of the Last Rites. Tommy was born and raised in the North End of Bridgeport, and moved to Easton 28 years ago. He is the son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Casey) Monks. He attended St. Joseph grade school and was a 1955 graduate of the Fairfield College Preparatory School. He graduated from Fairfield University in 1959 and received his Master's degree from Fordham University in 1961. He spent most of his professional career as a supervisor for McKesson Laboratories (later MK Labs) of Fairfield in their research and development department. He went on to serve as a Health Inspector for the towns of Monroe and Trumbull, and retired in 2009. Tommy was a history buff, with a particular interest in the history of the Civil War, World War II and the City of Bridgeport. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Latin Scholars. In addition to Grace, his loving wife of 54 years, Tommy leaves behind three sons: Attorney Thomas Monks and his wife, Susan, of Trumbull; John Monks, CPA and his wife, Patricia, of Terryville; and Darrell Monks of Easton. He was predeceased by his beloved son, Jeffrey. Tommy enjoyed and cherished his seven grandchildren: Ensign Lydia Monks USCG, Paul Monks, Bridget Monks, Patrick Monks, and Peter Monks of Trumbull; and Kimberly Monks and Katherine Monks of Terryville. He also leaves many nephews and a niece. In addition, he leaves behind a devoted sister-in-law, Joan Laspergato of Westport, brother-in-law, John Brent, of Bethany and "special nephew," Gregory Mikulka. Tommy was also pre-deceased by his brothers Joseph Monks and Edward Monks and his sister Eileen Moylan. Tommy loved his Catholic faith and Irish heritage. He also loved playing cards, cribbage, chess and dominoes with his grandchildren. Among other things, he will be remebered for the fun times he shared with his family at sporting events, holidays, birthdays and festivities. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4-8 PM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. Funeral services will be held on Saturday 10:00 a.m. Directly in Saints Cyril & Methodius Church, 79 Church Street, Bridgeport. Interment to follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield. To order flowers online, travel directions, or to sign his guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com

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Published in Connecticut Post from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2013
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