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JOHN FRANCIS MONAHAN


1928 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
MONAHAN, John Francis 87, longtime Norwood resident, Friday, May 13. Born in Boston, he was a son of the late Edward C. and Theresa (Dooley) Monahan. Beloved husband of the late Marie K. (Hickey). Devoted brother of Marjorie T. Lynch of Dennis, Janice Concannon of Harwichport, Robert Monahan of S. Hampton NH, and the late Edward C. Monahan Jr. and Richard Monahan. Loving uncle of Eileen Hickey, Mary Hickey, Edward J. Hickey, Jr. and his wife Sharon, all of Norwood, Patricia A. Bates and her husband Rodney of Laconia, NH and the late Margaret "Peggy" Hickey. Cherished great-uncle of Connor Bates of Laconia, NH and Shauna, Jeffrey and Patrick Hickey, all of Norwood. Also survived by many other loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. John was a graduate of Boston English High School, Boston College, and earned his Master's Degree from Boston State College. He served in the U.S. ARMY. Mr. Monahan was a long-time business manager and educator in the Norwood Public Schools, and was Principal of the Callahan and Prescott Schools, retiring in 1991. He was a Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus, Chittick Council, and had been involved with the organization since 1948. John loved golfing, and was an avid B.C. sports fan. Funeral Tuesday, May 17, from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St. (Rt. 1A), NORWOOD, at 11, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, 176 Washington Street, E. Walpole at 12 Noon. Visiting hours Monday 4-8. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Peggy Hickey Scholarship Fund, c/o Norwood Bank, 11 Central Street, Norwood, MA 02062.

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Published in The Boston Globe from May 15 to May 16, 2016
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