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Gertrude Anne Monaghan


1921 - 2015 Notice Condolences
Gertrude Anne Monaghan Notice


Gertrude Anne Sexton Cermak Monaghan was born on July 26, 1921 in Baltimore. She attended school at St. Rose of Lima and graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame. She and her first husband Daniel Cermak owned Dan's Grocery in Riviera Beach. Gertrude and her husband were active in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary where she taught courses in boat safety and became Flotilla Commander, Division 01-02. In her retirement Gertrude and her second husband James Monaghan ran the volunteer program Chores and More in the Annapolis area. They were active in the Knights of Columbus Retired Club. She is preceded in death by her two husbands: Daniel Cermak and James Monaghan. Gertrude is survived by six children: Daniel Cermak Jr. and wife Diana of Edgewater; Margaret "Peg" Castagnola and husband Michael of Crofton; Marie Truffer of Sykesville, Joan Cade and husband James of Pasadena; James Cermak of Pasadena; Karen Emge and husband Thomas of Lebanon, PA. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Family invites friends to visit at the Gregory J. Gonce Funeral Home, PA, 169 Riviera Drive, Pasadena, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Monday in St. Jane Frances Church. Her interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to the , and feel free to express your condolences online at:
Published in Baltimore Sun on Sept. 18, 2015
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